Criteria for Acceptance

Members of the Admissions Committee, using medical education literature, AAMC resources, and experiences of faculty instructors and course directors, develop the criteria for admission to the Long School of Medicine.

Every year at the beginning of the admissions cycle, a comprehensive list of criteria for acceptance is reviewed for accuracy, completeness and value.  Members of the Admissions Committee discuss additions and edits, which are made accordingly.  This comprehensive list of criteria for acceptance are also found in the Admission Committee’s Manual for Admissions Policies and Procedures.

The Admissions Committee members, screeners, and interviewers are committed to a holistic review of each application.  The Admissions Committee employs a flexible and individualized way of assessing an applicant’s capabilities according to the approved criteria.  Balanced consideration is given to experiences, attributes, as well as academic metrics, and how the individual might contribute value as a medical student and physician.  The overall construct for the criteria is based upon holistic review, and also mapped to the mission of the LSOM. 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.