School of Medicine Information Session
June 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci MNH 101 AuditoriumRead More
Founded in 2010, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is designed to educate and develop students into highly qualified and compassionate physicians.
Our philosophy is student-centered. Our curriculum and clinical placements are intentionally designed so everything we do models how we want our students to care for their patients. You’ll find our culture embraces diversity and inclusion in its broadest sense, with students from a variety of backgrounds, identities and perspectives.
By the time you move into your residency, you’ll be well on your way to a meaningful medical career. We welcome your application and the chance to meet you, discuss our program and give you a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent degree. Permanent residents or Green Card applicants may apply. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students should contact the admissions office directly. We do not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.
Upper-level courses and AP credit may be used to satisfy basic requirements when applicable. Online courses of prerequisites will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must complete a minimum equivalent of 32 semester/trimester/quarter hours of the prerequisites in biology, chemistry and physics from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Coursework recommended, but not required, includes natural sciences, human physiology, genetics and cell biology, psychology, sociology, ethics, health policy, foreign language, humanities, communications or computer literacy.
We welcome applications from all candidates who score competitively on the MCAT and exhibit academic competency, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socio-economic status or geographic location.
Candidates are required to submit an initial application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), which is provided through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This allows for AMCAS to process and verify the completion and submission of each application, including the fee and supporting documents before the School of Medicine reviews the file.
All applicants are required to submit valid MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores. Applicants can register for the MCAT by visiting the AMCAS website.
Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a Secondary Application via email. Following a rigorous screening process, candidates will be invited for an on-site interview (virtual interview during the 2021-2022 interview season). After a date is set, candidates receive an agenda and information about lodging, local travel, and other pertinent details. The interview day consists of meetings with students, faculty, and administrators. Candidates will also be given an overview of the curriculum, student life, and financial considerations. The day finishes with a tour of our campus.
International Applicants: The school will only consider applicants who are US citizens, permanent residents, Green Card holders, or who have DACA status.
Transfer Policy: We do not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.
Members of the Office of Admissions and select faculty review all completed AMCAS and secondary applications. Applicants are reviewed holistically (i.e., their experiences, attributes and metrics) using the applicant’s portfolio (AMCAS Application and Secondary Application). These reviews are guided by the Guidelines and Rules for Offering an Interview, written and approved by the Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee is charged with selecting students who fit the mission and vision of the Netter School of Medicine. The ultimate goal of our institution is to train highly qualified, culturally competent physicians. In addition to being academically strong, we place great emphasis on selecting candidates for attributes and experience that align with our mission and also enhance the inclusive and diverse culture that we hope to establish and maintain. In selecting applicants for an interview, and ultimately for matriculation, we consider the following attributes to be important:
In addition to being mindful of the attributes listed above, we request that application screeners, appointed by the associate dean for admissions, consider the following characteristics when deciding to recommend an applicant for an interview:
The following cohorts shall be prioritized to receive early interview scheduling, if possible:
In addition to these guidelines, screeners are also instructed to consider the following criteria:
We have fostered a teaching and learning community free of discrimination, where diversity in all its forms is celebrated and inclusivity is a responsibility shared by all. Excellence in medical education, scholarship, and the delivery of clinical care is achieved in an environment of collaboration and mutual respect.
The Match Day ceremony celebrates our graduating students’ achievements as they prepare to embark on the next chapter in their medical careers. Our students' impressive matches exemplify the Netter School of Medicine’s growing reputation for preparing doctors to treat the whole patient.
We offer an MCAT immersion program designed to help students develop test-taking strategies and optimize your overall score.
We’re always here to help provide additional information and answer any questions you may have.