1: Can you explain what makes a good applicant?
Start by reviewing our admission requirements on this site. Good applicants provide ample evidence of both academic and pre-professional preparation for medical school. Both of these areas are essential to demonstrating your fitness for success in medical school and beyond.
2: Do you provide any resources to strengthen my application?
Yes. Consider attending one of our application workshops. If you are unable to attend and participate you can view the recorded version here: Recorded Application Workshop
3: Can I meet with someone about my application?
Due to institutional policy and time constraints, we are unable to provide individualized meetings with current or future applicants.
4: I was rejected. Can I get feedback on my application?
Yes. The Office of Admissions at the CMU College of Medicine offers application feedback in the context of our application workshops. Attendees are welcome to ask any questions, specific to their circumstances or more generally, to understand how to strengthen a future application.
While the Office of Admissions may not be permitted to disclose information about the Admissions committee's deliberations, a representative can answer specific questions about application elements such as: coursework, MCAT scores, grade point average, quality and quantity of preparatory experiences, or gap year experiences.
5: I was rejected. Where should I look for help?
Medical school admissions offices are a good resource to help understand what a school is looking for in applicants and how they can demonstrate that preparation in their application.
Other resources, especially pre-health, faculty, academic, and other advisers, are better positioned to provide comprehensive feedback and help individuals reapply to a wide range of medical schools. We recommend that you seek out these resources and other advice from mentors and references.