University of Michigan-Flint Premedical Studies
medical school decisions
Medical school applications are reviewed by admissions committees comprised of faculty who set the admissions criteria, as well as community members, practicing physicians, and faculty from other colleges within the university.
After you have applied, the school(s) will notify you that you should submit supplemental applications. Sometimes this request is made after you have met their initial criteria, but sometimes information is requested from all applicants.
Upon review of your supplemental application, the next step is an on-campus interview. During these interviews—they're really conversations—you meet with several committee members and discuss their program and your readiness. The interview evaluations are submitted along with your application materials to the entire committee, which makes a final decision.
Decisions are based on the entirety of your application in competition with other candidates. Decisions are also based on your character, as evidenced by your interview, personal statement, letters of recommendation, your academic record, and your MCAT scores.
Since decisions have an immediate impact on your future, it is important that you prepare for favorable and unfavorable outcomes. In terms of favorable outcomes, getting accepted is a major accomplishment—but it’s not wholly complete until you apply for financial aid and accept their offer. If you are not offered admission, our academic advisors and career counselors can help you navigate contingency plans for graduate school or entering the workforce, both with an emphasis on preparing for the next application cycle. That said, it would be best to address within the university any academic deficiencies before you graduate. Because of our perspective and experience, it’s best that you talk with us before making any decision.