Letters of Recommendation – We will continue to review applications as long as we have at least one letter of recommendation on file. The following exceptions are to be observed: It is unfortunate this step is necessary, but our leadership team agrees this is the right decision and this decision will remain in effect through at least July 24. The pandemic and its impact on our lives is far from over, and your fortitude and perseverance are qualities that will serve you well on your path to becoming a physician. MCAT: We encourage individuals who were unable to take the MCAT due to COVID-related test cancellations, to not delay their application submission. Timeline: Our application cycle timeline remains the same. For advice on prepareing for online interviews, please visit the Medical Schools Council website. However if the course is only offered with the pass/fail option, we will only accept the course with documentation that there was no option for a letter grade. While we fully empathize and understand that MCAT test dates have been canceled and rescheduled, we still require the MCAT to be considered for a secondary. YSM Office of Admissions and the admissions committee will take circumstances surrounding the 2020 academic year into account when evaluating the applications of all students enrolled in classes this term. We are checking emails during normal business hours. Ended up writing them the day before the application was due. In the two-minute gap, you will be provided with some information about the next station so that you can begin to prepare your thoughts. Please check back to this page for further updates. wGPA:  ?? At institutions where moving to Pass/Fail was optional, course grades on a scale of A-F are highly preferable, especially for pre-requisite and BCPM courses. If the weeks and months have dragged on and you’ve received no interview invitations in the final weeks of the medical school interview invitation timeline, there’s really only one thing left to do: begin damage control and start preparing for next application cycle. We will require applicants to have taken the MCAT prior to making admissions decisions for the Class of 2025. If this causes you to submit your application later than intended, that is acceptable. If anyone in the GTA wants to practice let me know!! Online coursework will be accepted as long as the course was taken through a regionally accredited institution and the credit for the coursework is listed on the applicant’s degree-granting transcript. CMU College of Medicine’s recommendation for coursework taken during the Winter/Spring 2020 time frame: SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTE REGARDING APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ENTRANCE (updated 4/23/2020). We will not invite an applicant for an interview without an MCAT score. Distancelearning Science coursework and lab work with pass/fail grades will be taken into consideration for fulfillment of prerequisites, case by case. In fairness to all applicants, there are no exceptions to these posted MCAT date requirements. Financial impactSome federal Department of Education funding may be available to help students offset unforeseen expenses caused by the pandemic. MCAT: The School of Medicine – Columbia will continue to require a MCAT score to be taken no later than September 2020 to be considered for this application cycle. As such, we will accept scores from all 2020 MCAT test dates and extend the due date for applications to YSM. Currently in 2/3 rd year graduate degree (MASc), Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): March 1st MD. Therefore, program directors may invite students to campus only for essential teaching activities and with these conditions: COVID-19 accommodations based on underlying medical conditions discontinued effective June 10Mayo Clinic is discontinuing some temporary COVID-19 accommodations based on underlying medical conditions effective June 10. ECs: Decent. The USD-SSOM will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on students’ educational experiences and evaluations and will reevaluate our requirements accordingly. Our admissions committee is a highly experienced and thoughtful group. COVID-19 Update for 2021 Application cycle:The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai understands that the COVID-19 public health crisis has impacted different facets of each applicant’s portfolio. Most medical schools have adjusted their applications, deadlines, and schedules in response to COVID-19 and world events. The UA COM-Tucson Admissions Office are aware of the many scheduling challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Pass/Fail Coursework – Students required by their college or university to accept a Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit grade for the Spring 2020 semester will not be penalized by the School of Medicine. This means that students are able to submit their primary applications and will now be considered for secondary applications and interviews without an MCAT score. Many of you may have questions about our status since the Governor announced yesterday that Louisiana would remain in Phase 2 for another 28 days. The Office of Admissions recognizes that undergraduate institutions have had to adapt the delivery of prerequisite course content in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and their families are facing many challenges at this time – maybe even life-and-death challenges. There are a total of eight online interviews. Wear a mask at all times in public spaces – hallways, elevators, restrooms, etc., as well as anywhere you could be within 6 feet of another individual. As a further safety measure, we are finalizing plans to offer free antibody testing to those returning to campus and will be providing details very soon. We do suggest that if this is optional, you do your best to take the medical school prerequisites for a letter grade. All applications submitted before the December 15 deadline receive equal consideration. Many of you have been notified that you need to reschedule your March or April 2020 MCAT test date, as those administrations have been cancelled. Most final exams will be taken online after Thanksgiving. Up to 950 applicants are selected for interview. Please see the HMS IT Work Remotely webpage for instructions on how to download the Harvard versions of Zoom or Webex. Please visit the MCAT site for details about the exam and guidance for test preparation.With various stay-at-home orders and other forms of social distancing we are also aware that many activities such as research, clinical shadowing, service and participation in student groups have been interrupted. Specific details for each school and program will be provided by the corresponding Deans and training sessions will be held. • MCAT – MCAT will be required for matriculation but applications may be submitted without MCAT. In making this statement, we are cognizant of the fact that some undergraduate schools are providing an option for students to take courses either for grades or on a Pass/Fail basis. Pass/Fail vs. gradeThe Admissions Committee is generally looking for patterns and trajectories when it comes to grades. For specific details on university operations and policies, visit the University at Buffalo COVID-19 FAQs webpage, part of the official channel of COVID-19 communication for the entire UB community. Tuition refunds will be considered only rarely in the event a program is unable to provide the educational credits for which a student has registered. Maintaining a healthy mentoring/coaching relationship with your pre-health adviser will be key as you proceed with decisions about your Winter/Spring 2020 coursework. If you choose to take the pass/fail option, we will accept your grade(s) but it(they) cannot be including in the calculation of your GPA. Interview invitations will be extended beginning early August and continue through early January. Deadline for supplementary application materials to be received by the Office of Admissions. What’s new in Admissions given the CoVID – 19 pandemic and quarantine? We triumphed over that challenge and more than a century and a half later were confronted by Katrina, from which we emerged a stronger, wiser and more resilient community. The School of Medicine Office of Admissions is open, however, staff are working remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If accepted, outstanding prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2021 semester in order to matriculate.We have also extended the deadline for Direct Patient Care Hours. Long term research, club exec positions, tutoring. Like many other medical schools, we will be accepting pass/fail and online credit for pre-requisite courses during the 2020-2021 Application Cycle. The Pass or Credit ‘grade’ does not factor into the prerequisite GPA calculation, but the course credits will be accepted. Although you may feel nervous about participating in the multiple mini interview, applicants often tell us they enjoyed the process once they’ve completed it. Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): March 1st, 2020 (MD). Result: Invite! Students may review their individual eligibility for financial aid and discuss other academic financial aid concerns with the student financial aid office at 507-284-4839 or [email protected], If you have additional questions or concerns, contact your program director or email [email protected]. Towards this end, all successfully completed pre-requisite courses (including Pass/Fail and online) affected by COVID-19 (Spring and Summer Semesters 2020) will be accepted for credit by the Office of Admissions upon verification of the applicant’s institution. Providing medical documentation. I used specifics of how I felt, what I did, and how my decisions impacted the results I obtained. ECs: Lots of research, awards and scholarships. We therefore want to be explicit that applicants should not feel pressured by us to choose the graded option. Will there be any concessions for required coursework? We draw on this history, experience and knowledge, as well as our collective will, to meet the challenge of COVID-19 today. Stay connected with us and if you have any questions please email us at [email protected]. What is the status of our reopening plan? We are evaluating which courses may be converted to online or distance education to best serve our students. While every part of our society is facing increased health risks, our members must be confident that their well-being is paramount in our decision-making. Prospective applicants are welcome to attend online information sessions (a.k.a., webinars) offered by Dr. Abbigail Tissot, our Assistant Dean of Admissions. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Students who want to postpone an exam can reschedule for no additional fee by calling Pearson VUE at (866) 281-7532. Applicants Applying for 2021 Matriculation, Deadline for submission of Early Decision applications to AMCAS, Deadline submission of Early Decision applications to the Office of Admissions, Applicants notified of Early Decision-Admissions Committee decision. Should that change we will adjust accordingly and notify candidates in advance.nnWill I be bypassed if I haven’t taken my MCAT?nnWe do not review applications without an MCAT score from the past 5 years. Anyone who wants to sit for the exam should be able to get a seat, though we acknowledge that the seat may not always be for the preferred time or location. The AAMC is committed to doing what we can to support applicants on the journey to medical school and to provide equitable opportunities for all future physicians. Due to COVID-19, we are scheduling virtual multiple mini interviews for the 2020 admissions season. MS3s: Clinical rotations have been paused and are expected to resume on June 1st. Given COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and other events, the medical school application cycle for 2020 is subject to several changes. Any changes will be shared with applicants on our Admissions website and Facebook. AACOM will continue to guide its osteopathic medical schools as the needs of prospective students evolve. Travel and expense restrictions continue for every campus, school, and program. We will continue our previous discussions about whether to accept online courses for the prerequisites at an accelerated pace that has been prompted by the pandemic. Our primary concern is the safety of all applicants. We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted academic plans across the country and will make allowances to ensure that applications are considered without prejudice. Whatever decision you make regarding grading during this pandemic will not negatively impact your application in any way.Duke will accept online courses for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters during COVID-19. Please note the following new information about pass/fail requirements coursework, policies for online courses/labs and Letters of Evaluation. For more information on the AMCAS application schedule and COVID-19, please visit their website. The 2020-2021 application cycle launched May 5, 2020. When do most medical school interview invites go out? Please continue to look for availability. We are aware that the COVID-19 crisis is causing many other disruptions (including MCAT testing dates). Please contact your admissions counselor or contact us at [email protected]. Check with organizations you have volunteered with in the past to see if you can assist in previous roles. This new testing site has been established to limit the spread of the virus among our students, residents, fellows and employees. Fall registration opens on July 6th, 2020 for continuing students. Sat February29, 2020 3. ECs: Research, hospital volunteering, club leader, mentorship, Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): Feb 29 (MD), mostly interested in MD/PhD tho from which I haven't heard anything yet, ECs: very research-heavy with a little bit of long term volunteering. Howard University continues to monitor the (COVID-19) pandemic and is doing our part to help flatten the curve of the rate of infection, while maintaining services required to deliver an exceptional education to our students, and conduct critical research in the safest manner possible. You will need to take a Self-Assessment and submit for your reimbursement no later than June 15, 2020. THE MCATOur application evaluation is holistic and contextual and takes into account the entirety of an application. We'll make sure you get it right. Email is the fastest way to receive information. Classes and other course activities will resume after the Thanksgiving break but will be held remotely until the normal end of the semester, including final exam periods. We will update invited applicants with instructions. Online Courses – As most undergraduate schools have gone to online courses during the pandemic, we will accept online courses from candidates who were enrolled during the pandemic. Think of how you can use this time to best prepare yourself to be successful in the first year of medical school and as a future physician. Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): February 29th, 2020 (MD). Successful completion and review of a criminal records check. Event organizers will alert guests if their event is impacted. If you are not eligible for FAP but still need financial assistance, please contact the UWSOM Admissions Office. We will require applicants to have taken the MCAT before we make admissions decisions for the Class of 2025. Colleges and universities nationwide are offering a pass/fail or credit/no credit option in addition to transitioning to online platforms. To alleviate additional stressors surrounding educational modifications we have decided to accept Pass/Fail grading for prerequisite coursework for Spring Semester 2020. Eight successive virtual interviews take place in separate stations within our online interview platform, with a scheduled break at a rest station. The Novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic crisis has generated a great deal of stress and uncertainty surrounding unplanned changes to curriculums and cancellation of MCAT test dates. USF’s institutional code is 5828. CNUCOM is aware that many of you are facing numerous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We began accepting online coursework for entry year 2020 and will continue to do so. Online Courses – We continue to accept online courses from regionally accredited institutions to meet any of our prerequisite course requirements. Non-traditional applicants should consider a similar timeline beginning about two years before the anticipated fall enrollment in medical school. Application for clinical years transfer received by the Office of Admissions. We will continue to review course work on a case-by-case basis as we have always done and be flexible when considering coursework completed during the Spring 2020 semester. Courses and labs delivered via remote learning due to COVID-19 will also be accepted for the Spring 2020 Semester. Vanderbilt recognizes that some universities are unable to provide pre-med advisor or committee letters. We strongly suggest you fill and prepare a water bottle prior to the start of your interview cycle. We conduct a holistic review of all applications and the academic profile is reviewed in terms of courses taken, grade trends, and final outcomes. We will be as flexible as possible allowing a day off from clerkships to take the exam if you find a date in July. Until further notice, we are unable to offer tours or campus visits. For those of you in which a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade is rendered for any of these courses, CHM will work with you. In addition we will accept a pass, satisfactory, or letter grade of “C” or better for any prerequisite course (or higher level substitute). Verification process can be delayed by up to 8 weeks before reaches “Ready to Review”, Data transmission delayed to medical schools by two weeks (moved from June 26th to July 10th, Provides extra time to complete applications, No mention of medical schools extending their deadlines at this time, EDP remains unchanged in regards to timeline, No current COVID-19-related questions in this year’s application at this time, 2021 AMCAS applicant opening cycle webinar, No other delays described at this time, just emphasis on holistic application, Interview invitations can go out before receiving MCAT scores, Some will accept without MCAT scores, not specified which, Will accept all pass/fail/satisfactory/unsatisfactory courses, Accept all online courses, including labs, Consideration for decreased amount of shadowing, research and volunteer hours, New questions related to COVID-19 in the application this year. Grading: For the spring 2020 semester, many schools are offering the option for Pass/Fail in lieu of a letter grade. As of now, MCAT scores are still required and we have not extended our application deadlines. November 15: Deadline for submitting AMCAS application. Exams will be administered three times a day at test centers to accommodate the immediate need for increased testing capacity and flexibility as the pandemic unfolds. A fully completed application includes several components including a valid MCAT and CASPer score.We will continue to consider completion date as one factor in our admissions process (i.e. On-campus classes will be limited to those that have specific need of hands-on instructional activities. We are dedicated to ensuring flexibility in our response to the challenges our applicants are facing during this pandemic. 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