The Admissions Committee seeks students who are likely to be admitted to medical school. Successful candidates will have demonstrated their academic ability through their strong undergraduate record and superior standardized exam scores. The program is not intended for individuals who wish to strengthen a weak academic record.
Letters of recommendation should speak to an applicant’s work ethic, intellectual curiosity, love of learning, and commitment to a career in medicine. Applicants should have some exposure to health care, by working or volunteering in a health care setting and/or by shadowing a physician.
An applicant’s demonstrated enthusiasm and passion for medicine is an integral part of the application process. In order to evaluate interpersonal and communication skills critical in the practice of medicine, the Admissions Committee requires a personal interview of all qualified candidates. While in-person interviews are preferred, an interview utilizing online technology can be arranged for applicants unable to travel to Charlottesville.
All Post-Bac Pre-Med applicants are required to apply for admission through PostBacCAS, an online common application service which collects all application materials and allows applicants to check on the status of their application in real-time.
The online PostBacCAS application provides you with all the details necessary to complete an application for admission. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following materialsdirectly to PostBacCAS:
PostBacCAS will begin accepting applications on August 15, 2018 for admission for the Summer 2019 cohort. Review of completed materials and applicant files continues until February 20. Applications must be received by PostBacCAS by February 20 and supplemental materials should be received soon after. The admission process is competitive; therefore, interested individuals should apply early in the admission cycle. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.