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Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Apply for Admission

Founded in 2010, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is designed to educate and develop students into highly qualified and compassionate physicians. Your success is very important to us; if you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers are available to assist you at every stage of your application so we may help you achieve your goal of becoming a physician.

Academic Requirements for Admission

Prior to enrolling at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from an international institution of higher education. Permanent residents or applicants holding a green card 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. Recommended coursework includes natural sciences, human physiology, genetics and cell biology, psychology, sociology, ethics, health policy, foreign language, humanities, communications and computer literacy.

Required Courses
  • General Biology - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (with labs)

  • General Chemistry - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (with labs)

  • Organic Chemistry - 1 semester/trimester/quarter (with lab)

  • Biochemistry - 1 semester/trimester/quarter

  • General Physics - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters

  • College English/Writing Intensive - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters

  • College Math or Statistics - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (college algebra or above)

View our technical standards

Steps to Apply to Medical School

The School of Medicine strives to develop patient-centric future physicians who will provide compassionate and humanistic care while becoming leaders in healthcare.

Completed applications will be subjected to a holistic review process. We consider the entire application and review all aspects of the prospective student including but not limited to: academic promise, meaningful experience and service, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. We consider the context of each application and consider the “distance traveled”

Throughout this review, we look for the qualities and attributes that demonstrate key areas of competence as outlined by the AAMC Core Competencies. Our approach is designed to ensure that admitted students will thrive during their time at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

1

Complete the AMCAS

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 materials, before the School of Medicine reviews the file.

Apply through AMCAS

Visit the AAMC website

2

Submit MCAT and Casper Exam Scores

All applicants must submit valid MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores as part of a completed application. Tests must be taken within three calendar years of the applicant's intended enrollment in medical school.

Register for the MCAT

The Casper exam, one section of the Altus Suite, is required as part of a completed application. Two other sections of the Altus Suite — Duet and Snapshot — are optional. The Casper exam can only be taken once during each application cycle and must be retaken by re-applicants. Scores from the Casper exam are considered as part of the holistic review process that aligns an applicant’s attributes with the vision and mission of the Netter School of Medicine.

Register for the Casper Exam

  • Select Medicine (Allopathic), CSP-10111-US test

  • Select Netter School of Medicine Quinnipiac

3

Complete the Secondary Application

All applicants who submit a verified and completed AMCAS application will be forwarded a Secondary Application via email. Following a rigorous screening process, qualified candidates will be invited for a virtual interview. Prior to the interview date, candidates will receive an agenda consisting of meetings with students, faculty and administrators. Candidates will also be given an overview of the curriculum and student life as well as information regarding tuition and financial aid. All applicants will be required to pay the application fee of $100 or provide documentation for a waiver from the AMCAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP).

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Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are used to assess an applicant’s motivation and suitability for medical school and for a career as a physician. Letters of recommendation should speak to the applicant's academic achievement as well as their character.

Applicants have two options for submitting letters of recommendation:

  • Applicants may provide a packet from the prehealth, premedical or career services office at their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate institution.

  • Applicants may select three individual letters of their choosing from individuals who can detail their suitability and preparedness for medical school and a career as a physician. Applicants are welcome to submit a fourth letter of recommendation for consideration, though it is not required.

The Office of Medical School Admissions will only accept letters of recommendation that have been received and processed through AMCAS. The AMCAS webpage has detailed instructions on how to submit letters.

Applicants are solely responsible for meeting established deadlines and monitoring the status of their AMCAS and Secondary Application to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. The Office of Admissions will communicate with applicants electronically when files are complete and verified.

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • September 10, 2022: Last MCAT test for application consideration

  • October 13, 2022: Last Casper test for application consideration

  • December 1, 2022: AMCAS submission deadline

  • December 15, 2022: Secondary application submission deadline

Admissions Interviews

Admissions officers and select faculty members review all completed applications and consider the entire applicant portfolio inclusive of AMCAS and secondary application materials.

After a holistic and comprehensive review, the Office of Medical School Admissions will invite qualified applicants for an interview via email. After an interview date is set, applicants will receive an agenda consisting of two interviews with students, faculty or administration as well as other pertinent information about the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

International and Transfer Applicants

International Applicants: The School of Medicine will only consider applicants who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, green card holders or those who have DACA status.

Transfer Policy: We do not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.

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Accepted Students

Once the School of Medicine admissions committee makes a final decision, each accepted applicant will be informed electronically.
Visit the Accepted Students Portal

Class Profile

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.

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Residency Match

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.

Learn more about the Match

MCAT Immersion Program

We offer an MCAT immersion program designed to help students develop test-taking strategies and optimize their scores.

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