empowering students to become
medical school applicants
More than 60,000 people apply to medical school each year and less than half get in.
There were 62,443 applicants during the 2021-22 admissions cycle.
Of those applicants, 39,777 (64%) were rejected from all of their chosen schools.
Getting in is About More Than GPA & MCAT
Becoming a competitive medical school applicant is about more than grades and test scores.
More than 15% of applicants with the highest GPAs and MCATs are rejected from every school where they apply.
Planning & Preparation are Essential
Competitive medical school applicants tend to share the following:
- appropriate GPA & MCAT for selected schools;
- rich and relevant experiences;
- personal statement that connects why you want to become a doctor with what you have experienced/accomplished; and,
- letters of recommendation that confirm and even add to your story.