Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Last updated: October 31st, 2022 at 09:53 am

At Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM), we employ a comprehensive and holistic admission process that looks at each applicant’s entire achievement history. Applicants for the first-year class must meet the following minimum requirements prior to matriculation:

• Submit a completed application
• Earn a Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Completion of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) exam, and scores from all attempts
• Personal Statement
• 1 letter of recommendation (1 academic OR 1 professional, 2 preferred)

Academic requirements for admission to the College include adequate preparation in biology, chemistry, physics, English, mathematics, and humanities/social sciences. The following courses are required:
• One year of General Biology or higher
• One year of General Chemistry or higher with lab
• One year of Organic Chemistry with lab
• One semester of Biochemistry may be substituted in lieu of one semester of Organic Chemistry
• One semester of Physics
• One year of English or writing intensive course of verifiable equivalence
• One semester of Math, preferably Calculus or Statistics
• One semester of Humanities/Social Sciences

The Admissions Committee considers each applicant based on a combination of factors, including:
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA
• GPA in required pre-medical course work
• Advanced science courses
• Competitiveness of undergraduate school and curriculum
• Graduate work and records
• Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score(s) and scores from any additional medical exams taken
• Pre-med committee evaluations
• Letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references
• Extracurricular activities and accomplishments
• Personal statement
• Personal interview
• Work experience and internships



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