Criteria for Acceptance

Applications to the Long School of Medicine are reviewed by the Admissions Committee using an holistic review process. Holistic review is a flexible, individualized way of assessing an applicant’s capabilities by which balanced consideration is given to experiences, attributes, and academic metrics and, when considered in combination, how the individual might contribute value as a medical student and physician. There is not particular order of preference or weight on the experiences, attributes or metrics. Find out more details on each section below.






Diversity, broadly defined, is valued in the selection of our students; differences in beliefs, opinions, perspectives, experiences, lifestyle, culture and race/ethnicity all enrich the educational experience of our students and thus are considered. The final scoring of the applicant takes into account the above academic and non-academic qualifications along with comments from personal interviews conducted by members of the Admissions Committee.