Applicant Evaluation and Decisions

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  • Other Nonacademic and Personal Attributes

    In addition to interviews, evidence for these attributes are acquired from "work/activities" listed on an applicant's AMCAS application. Examples of what the admissions committee seeks include evidence of:

    • Exposure to clinical medicine (volunteer work or employment at a hospital, clinic, nursing home or hospice, shadowing physicians, participating in medical missions);
    • Interaction with diverse people;
    • Volunteer service;
    • Community activities;
    • Leadership;
    • Academic pursuits beyond the classroom (such as research);
    • Cultural interests and other activities that require commitment of time outside the classroom (employment, athletics, artistic performance).

    Applicants who acquire such experience while maintaining high academic performance possess time management skills that can contribute to success in medical school.