No applicant is accepted until interviewed by members of the SOM Admissions Interview Committee (AIC). Applicants should not present themselves for interviews until requested to do so by the associate dean for medical school admissions.
Criteria for selecting interviewees are established by the SOM Admissions Committee. Selection for interviews is based on a balance between life experiences, personal attributes (those evaluated by reading the AMCAS application) and metrics. Criteria may vary slightly from year to year depending on the number of applications received and the quality of the applicant pool.
Applicants with minimum metrics (2.8 GPA and 493 MCAT sum) will automatically have their files reviewed by the Admissions File Review Committee (AFRC) to determine if there is evidence of life experiences and personal attributes that this medical school values and seeks in its students and graduates. Notable deficiencies in either experiences or attributes may result in applicants with high metrics not being invited to interview.
Applicants whose GPA or MCAT sum are close to but below thresholds listed above, may have their files reviewed by an AFRC to determine if there is compelling evidence of life experiences or personal attributes that this medical school values and seeks in its students and graduates. Notable experiences or attributes may result in applicants with low, but acceptable, metrics being invited to interview.