11: School of Medicine

General Information | Admission and Degree Requirements
Medical Science Training Program

Admission and Degree Requirements

The University of Virginia School of Medicine offers an LCME-accredited, four-year program leading to the Medical Degree. The curriculum includes study of both basic and clinical science at the School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Hospital, both of which are located on the University of Virginia grounds in Charlottesville. Admission to the School of Medicine will be granted to those applicants who, in the opinion of the admissions committee, will make the most significant contributions to society as members of the medical profession. The selection of students is made by the Committee on Admissions, composed of members of the faculty of the School of Medicine and fourth-year medical students. Applicants are not accepted without a personal interview, and a select group of individuals will be invited for interviews after review of their completed application. The number of students in each entering class is limited to 139.

The School of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Application forms may be obtained directly from:

Association of American Medical Colleges
American Medical College Application Service
2501 M Street, NW, LBBY-26
Washington, DC 20037-1300
(202) 828-0635

Preference will be given to students who, by the time of matriculation, will have received the bachelorís degree at an approved college listed in the current directory of Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education published by the American Council on Education. The School of Medicine considers applications only from graduates of United States or Canadian colleges and universities. The following required college science courses must be completed prior to matriculation:

Biology (with lab)1 year
General Chemistry (with lab)1 year
Organic Chemistry (with lab)1 year
Physics (with lab)1 year

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of all applicants. All students must present scores from tests taken no later than the fall of the year prior to matriculation, and no earlier than the spring of three years prior to matriculation. For more information or registration materials for this test, please contact your premedical advisor or:

MCAT Registration
PO Box 4056
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1357


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