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While we do not require essays or personal statements, applicants do have the opportunity to submit any one of the optional personal statements provided on the undergraduate admission application. If there is anything in the school record or testing scores that requires explanation (for example, a dip in grades that occurred during a personal crisis, etc.), then we recommend that applicants use the optional personal statement field to let us know about it. There are also other optional statement choices that we encourage applicants to fill out if there is something special that the applicant can bring to Virginia Tech (in addition to a strong academic record).
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The decision to send a secondary application invitation to an applicant will reflect the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s commitment to attracting a diverse body of learners who will likely achieve academic success in the rigorous academic setting of medical school, while experiencing further growth in other important aspects of professionalism. Candidates need a current (within the last two years) MCAT with a combined score of 27 or above (on the old exam) or a 503 or above (on the new MCAT 2015 exam) to be considered for a secondary application invitation.Each application is reviewed before a decision is made on whether to invite a secondary application. Only the most who present records indicating that they would benefit most from the innovative medical curriculum at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will be invited to complete a secondary application. Applicants are required to submit a $70, non-refundable application fee along with their secondary application.Students who are invited to submit an online secondary application will be notified by email, and provided a link to access the school’s secondary application. The school seeks students who are interested in making contributions to greater society through a life-long career of inquiry, including the practice of evidence-based medicine, clinical and basic science research, and scholarship. Applicants who have experience in inquiry, research, scholarship, innovation, and leadership are encouraged to apply. Essay Questions
In addition to a request for additional personal information, our secondary application will include short responses to essay questions designed to explore the candidate’s prior experience in self-directed learning, independent study, research, inquiry, and leadership activities. In particular, the candidate will be encouraged to describe how any of these activities may enhance their contributions to society during a career in health care delivery.Personal Recommendations
We participate in the AMCAS Letters Service. If providing traditional letters of recommendation via AMCAS Letters Service, we require a minimum of three letters but recommend four to seven letters with at least one coming from a science or math faculty member. A letter from a professional in a medical field as well as a letter from a research mentor are strongly recommended. A pre-health advisor letter packet and/or committee letter packet may also be provided.A Complete Application
The minimum criteria that constitutes a complete package in order to be considered for an interview invitation at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine includes the following:Once the application is completed, the application will again be reviewed and a decision will be made to: Virginia Tech makes its admission decisions purely and entirely on the basis of those numbers. Its application includes no requirement for interviews or teacher recommendations. (The University of Virginia, in contrast, requires both a written recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor and student-written essays.) The to Virginia Tech asks for name, rank and number of advanced courses that the high school offers, but there is no question and not even a space for counselors to comment on a student's character, achievements, deficits or any other aspect of the application. If Cho had decent scores and grades, he was in.