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Virginia Commonwealth University

PO Box 980565
Richmond, VA 23298-0565
(804) 828-9629

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.medschool.vcu.edu
Electronic application: http://www.admissions.som.vcu.edu

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 10/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $80
Director of admissions: Agnes L. Mack
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, demonstration of writing skills, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: August 4

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,775 877 373 184
In-state: 712 380 188 104
Out-of-state: 4,063 497 185 80
Women: 2,304 432 185 93
Minorities: 1,541 272 123 65
International: N/A N/A N/A N/A



Acceptance rate: 7.8%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.5

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.8
Verbal reasoning: 9.4
Physical sciences: 9.8
Biological: 10.2
Writing: P

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 42%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 16%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 27%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 2%
Mixed disciplines and other: 13%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 42%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 16%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 27%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 2%
Mixed disciplines and other: 13%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.A.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: www.vcu.edu/honors/guaranteed.html

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Applicants are selected on the basis of their professionalism and academic skills. Medically related experiences, academic performance and the interview are important. The school gives preference to residents of Virginia and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, national origin, or handicap. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

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