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
With the class beginning in August 2016, 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 the most competitive applicants will have the foundational science coursework completed prior to 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.
- Complete at least 90 hours of college course work at an institution accredited by a regional institutional accreditor in the US. Your degree along with all subject requirements must be completed prior to matriculation.
- Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
- Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within three years (the oldest MCAT accepted for 2016 matriculation is January 1, 2013).
- Be proficient in keyboarding, and in written and spoken English.
We have preferred relationships with Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. We seek to admit outstanding students from these institutions into each entering medical school class. Applicants from these institutions apply through AMCAS, are selected through the regular selection process, and must meet all admission requirements. Students from these institutions are eligible to apply for the WMedStart Early Decision Program.
All offers of admission are conditional upon satisfactory review of the following prior to matriculation:
- 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, illicit drug and tobacco drug 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.
Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com