Applicants are encouraged to gain a strong pre-medical foundation to be best prepared for medical school and throughout their careers. WMed reviews all applications holistically giving consideration to the breadth of life experiences, personal attributes, and academic metrics that reflect the value an applicant brings to the medical school learning community.
WMed no longer has specific prerequisite courses. To be well prepared, we recommend applicants complete upper division hard science coursework in:
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
It is anticipated that applicants will have completed the foundational science coursework completed that is required by their undergraduate institution to enroll in these upper division courses. Additional undergraduate-level coursework is recommended to prepare the applicant with breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. While selecting a major in the sciences is not required, we encourage significant experience in upper-division coursework in rigorous academic settings.
- Applicants must have earned, or anticipate earning before matriculation, a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- At least 90 hours of course work for the bachelor’s degree must be at an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- Hold US citizenship or permanent residency status.
- Have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within three years (the oldest MCAT accepted for 2017 matriculation is January 1, 2014).
- Be proficient in keyboarding, and in written and spoken English.
From the very beginning of the application process, WMed uses a holistic review that incorporates the breadth and depth of life experiences and skills, personal attributes and characteristics, and academic metrics. Our program is focused on teamwork, and our selection process helps build student teams with life experiences, diversity, and attributes that will enable all of our students fulfill their full potential.
Tell us your story. You bring a unique set of premedical experiences and passions, and we want to know about them. We’re looking for students who bring broad personal interests and experiences in:
- Extracurricular activities.
- Medical settings.
- Community and volunteer settings.
- Team settings demonstrating leadership and collaboration.
- Working with a diversity of individuals and cultures.
We’re seeking leaders who have the personal attributes and characteristics to excel as physicians, who:
- Are team players.
- Can problem solve.
- Demonstrate compassion and empathy.
- Are committed to serving others.
- Have strong oral and written communicate skills.
- Make decisions with integrity.
A strong academic foundation is required for success in medical school, and in a career in medicine. We look at both your GPA and MCAT score to assess your academic readiness for medical school.
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required.
- We will review applications for an upward trend of the most recent 60 hours.
- A minimum MCAT score of 25 (old MCAT) or above the 40th percentile (MCAT 2015) is required.
- WMed will accept scores from either the old MCAT format or new MCAT format for the class beginning in August 2017.
- If you have taken the MCAT more than one time, the higher of the scores will be used for consideration.
Learn more about our admissions process.
All offers of admission are conditional upon satisfactory review of the following prior to matriculation:
- Confirmation of a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- Criminal background check.
- Evidence of health insurance. Health insurance that provides coverage for preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic health services is required of all students throughout medical school. If a student has no medical coverage, health insurance may be purchased through the medical school.
- Completed health forms and required immunizations.
- Alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances testing. All applicants are required to undergo testing during orientation for alcohol, tobacco (which screens for cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, nicotine patches and nicotine gum), and controlled substances. WMed students are not permitted to use tobacco and nicotine products, controlled substances without a prescription, or abuse alcohol. Learn more in the WMed Student Handbook.
Students must be able to meet the Essential Abilities for Completion of the Medical Curriculum.
For any questions, or for more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Students and Transfer Credit
Our highly integrated curriculum blends the basic sciences with clinical sciences throughout all four years. The differences in curricula do not enable advanced placement of medical students from other medical schools. WMed does not consider transfer requests.