Applicant Evaluation and Decisions

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  • Secondary Evaluation

    The second evaluation is based on two factors.

    First, the scholastic record in courses preparatory for the medical school curriculum. This is summarized as the applicant's undergraduate biology, chemistry, physics and math (BCPM) cumulative grade point average (GPA). It is recommended that students receive a grade in required premedical science courses and avoid those courses established on a pass-fail basis. Academic averages are calculated on a 4.0 basis. If a course is repeated, both grades are used in calculating the average.

    The second and equal factor is scores reported for the applicant's performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Students must take the MCAT and release score reports to UMMC. Selection of applicants for the medical school class entering in a given calendar year will be based, in part, on MCAT scores acquired during the previous four calendar years only. Selection of alternates may include consideration of MCAT scores acquired in the same calendar year. Emphasis is placed on numerical MCATscores in verbal reasoning, biological sciences and physical sciences.

    The entering class at this medical school has an average BCPM GPA of 3.6 and MCAT sum of 28.