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White Coat Ceremony 2016
Match Day 2016
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Match Day 2016
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SOM Graduation 2016

Welcome

We hope you find the information on the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Admissions website helpful. Our goal is to select the most capable students to attend our school by using AAMC Holistic Review Project E-A-M Model of evaluating Experiences, Attributes and Metrics to determine how the applicant might contribute to VCU School of Medicine learning environment as well as to the medical profession as a future physician. VCU School of Medicine is seeking to enroll and graduate a class representing many dimensions of diversity.

Exposure to a variety of experiences, perspectives and interests prepares students to become competent physicians with a commitment for learning and a passion to serve others in all walks of life. If you have questions not addressed on the website or our Frequently Asked Questions we invite you to contact us. We look forward to assisting you. 

MD Admissions Journey

As most prospective medical school applicants probably already know, the Medschool admissions journey starts long before you actually submit your medical school application. This section of our website outlines the various steps of which our medical school applicants should take prior to actually applying to our school. First, we invite you to learn more about the history and mission of our school, VCU School of Medicine, by clicking the Go button on the Our Mission section below. Once you’ve read about our history and mission, hover over the next yellow folded section and visit the Aspiring Docs website. After reviewing the Aspiring Docs website, continue on to the next step in your MD Admissions journey by hovering over the green folded section and review the information provided on the Future Applicant page. Finally, after you’ve completed the previous steps in the MD Admissions Journey, hover over the last yellow folded section and begin the AMCAS medical school application on the AMCAS website. 

Step 1. Our Mission

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is to provide preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarly activity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks to create and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuously improve systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, it is our mission to develop more effective health care practices to address the needs of the diverse populations we serve, and to provide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine and science.

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Step 2. Aspiring Docs

Aspiring Docs provides resources and inspiration to help you get started on your path to medicine. Learn how to get medically related experience, prepare for the application process, and get inspired by personal stories from medical students, residents, and physicians.

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Step 3. Future Applicant

The information and advice on this page will assist you with planning and preparation for medical school. Please visit the pages within our website to learn more about us and the application process. We also recommend you visit the AAMC’s Considering a Career in Medicine site to help you while preparing to apply to medical school.  We strongly encourage students to meet with their premedical advisor as they prepare to apply to medical school. Premedical advisors are familiar with the admissions requirements of most medical schools.

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Step 4. AMCAS Application

The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is the AAMC’s centralized medical school application processing service. This site has great resources to help you prepare for medical school, MCAT preparation, understanding the application process in addition to AMCAS video series for an overview the sections of the AMCAS application, and important dates and information.

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