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West Virginia University

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-9111
(304) 293-2408

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/students
Electronic application: http://www.aamc.org

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2006
Application fee: $100
Director of admissions: Dr. G. Anne Cather
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/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, behavioral science, social sciences, 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 1

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 1
     -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: 2,037 313 178 110
In-state: 204 129 93 70
Out-of-state: 1,833 184 85 40
Women: 900 115 67 34
Minorities: 114 38 20 16
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 8.7%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.7

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.3
Verbal reasoning: 9.0
Physical sciences: 9.2
Biological: 9.8
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 7%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 7%
 



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

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

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)
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE: AMCAS; MCAT (by April 2006); 3 yrs US/Canadian college (> 90 sem hours, < C grade by January 1 2007); 8 hrs. Biol/Zool, Inorg chem, Org chem, & Physics, w/ lab; 6 hrs. each Engl, Behav/Social Sci. ; Biochem, cell/molec biol highly recommended; Communication & computer skills, medical experience, service strongly considered; on-site interview only.

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