To be eligible for admission
to the CMU College of Medicine, applicants will be required to:
the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
and submit scores from the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) with a
minimum overall score of 24 (MCAT prior to 2015) or 498 (MCAT 2015 test).
an undergraduate baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.25 or higher; honors
courses will be highly regarded.
The college courses required for admission to the College of Medicine include:
Two (2) semesters of Biological Science (courses such as Anatomy, Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, etc., would fulfill this requirement) and two (2) labs are required.
Two (2) semesters of Organic Chemistry (at least one lab) OR one semester (1) Organic Chemistry and one semester (1) Biochemistry (at least one lab)
5. Admission to the CMU College of Medicine is very competitive in nature. In
addition to the required courses listed above, we expect our most competitive applicants to be successful
in a variety of courses,
including significant experience in upper level courses that will help prepare them for the
medical curriculum and the MCAT. These recommended courses include:
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology), Medical Humanities, Communications, Ethics, Biostatistics
AP course credit can be accepted and must be documented as such on official transcript.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in all required courses, Honors courses will be highly regarded.
Submit three to five letters of recommendation through AMCAS using one of their acceptable
forms of receipt.
200 hours of combined experience in health/medically related fields, community service, research, and leadership positions. Must include clinical experience and voluntary community service.
Select applicants will be invited to continue the
application process by submitting a supplemental application. The supplemental
application will be emailed, and the deadline for receipt of the supplemental
application will be noted on the email.
A nonrefundable fee of $100 is required. Applicants who have
received an AMCAS fee waiver will also receive a fee waiver from Central Michigan
The following requirements apply to the letters of recommendation:
Each letter should be written by an author who knows
the applicant through a professional relationship or association, and must have
firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications, skills, attributes, and
Letter authors must be professionals whose
background enables them to determine the applicant's qualifications.
If students apply from a university that
provides a composite letter from a premedical program, the composite letter
will be accepted.
are encouraged to have letters prepared early in the application process, and
include their social security number and/or AMCAS ID numbers on the letters.
The Experience/Community Service record submitted by the
applicant should show an understanding of the roles of physicians in clinical
and community settings, patient and population health issues, and how
healthcare teams function.
Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens
or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
Applicants who have demonstrated ties to CMU and/or Michigan may be considered
for admission. These applicants must also meet specific immigration
status criteria (e.g. EB1 approval)