In 2010, leadership of the Association of American Medical Colleges challenged medical schools to transform the admission process in several ways. For example, employ a holistic admissions review that affords each applicant balanced consideration of life experiences, personal attributes and academic metrics to select not only those who can succeed but those who can contribute to the diversity of a medical school class that can serve as a driver of educational excellence.
To meet this challenge, the University of Mississippi's School of Medicine (SOM) employs the following steps for evaluating applicants and the information they submit in American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and SOM Secondary applications. This process is aligned with the mission and diversity interests of this medical school.
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