Completion of the baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the MD program. The education of a physician is lifelong. The years of formal schooling are only preparation for the self-education that a physician must continue throughout his/her professional life. Applicants are encouraged to have a broad educational background; no specific major is deemed superior to another. A major goal of undergraduate college work should be the development of the applicant's intellectual talents and to provide for his/her overall development and maturation. The premedical studies required for admission are set in order to provide the student with a firm grounding in subjects considered essential for the study of medical sciences, to provide the Committee on Admissions a means to evaluate aptitude for scientific work, and to determine interest in the sciences.
The following courses must be included in undergraduate study:
- Biology w/laboratory (one year)
- General Chemistry w/laboratory (one year)
- Organic Chemistry w/laboratory (one year)
- Physics w/laboratory (one year)
- College-level Mathematics (one year)
- English, including composition (one year)
The Committee on Admissions prefers that the required premedical courses not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis, but that letter grades are received. It is also preferred that course work is taken in a classroom setting.
An accepted student is responsible for completing all prerequisite course work prior to matriculation. It is understood that a student accepted by the school will be denied admission if he/she fails to complete all specifically required courses and to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and conduct leading up to matriculation.
It is imperative that applicants have the experience of shadowing a physician. There is no set designation of time, but having a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a physician is extremely important.
All applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and apply through AMCAS. All letters of recommendation are also turned in to AMCAS. Applications and information about the test may be obtained from the website http://www.aamc.org/. Students are emailed a secondary application by invitation only.
All students applying to the MD program must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Students accepted for admission must pay tuition and fees in accordance with the MSM policy in order to enter. Students may apply for loans, scholarships, and grants in order to meet these financial obligations. The ability to finance a medical education is not a factor in the selection of candidates for admission. However, the final responsibility for payments of fees and tuition and for the provision of living expenses lies with the student.