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  1. How to apply to Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMU-CMED)?
  2. What is the application deadline?
  3. Do you require a secondary application? Is there an additional fee?
  4. How many letters of recommendation are required and who should write them?
  5. Where do I send my letters of recommendation?
  6. How will I know if I will be interviewed for admission?
  7. Will International candidates be considered?
  8. Is a bachelor's degree required for admission?
  9. What prerequisite courses are required/recommended?
  10. Does the CMED accept online and/or Community College courses for prerequisites?
  11. Does CMED accept transfer students?
  12. What is the latest MCAT score you will accept for the admission cycle?
  13. What MCAT score does CMED consider if I have taken the MCAT more than once?
  14. What type of grading system will the CMED use?
  15. How many students do you plan to enroll?
  16. Is preference given to in-state applicants?
  17. What is the cost of tuition?
  18. I am a current applicant and already submitted my AMCAS application. Can I meet with an Admissions staff member to discuss my application?

1. CMU-CMED uses AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) for the initial application process. All candidates must register and apply at www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas

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2. The application deadline for submitting the AMCAS application is November 30.

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3. Select applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. The non-refundable secondary application fee is $100.  If students receive a fee waiver from AMCAS, CMED will also waive its application fee.

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4. Three letters of recommendation - each author (who is known through a professional relationship) must have firsthand knowledge of the candidate's qualifications, skills, attributes, and values (direct observation).  Authors must be professionals whose background enables him/her to determine the applicant's qualifications. If students apply from a university that provides a composite letter from a premedical program, the composite letter will be accepted.

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5. All letters of recommendation should be submitted through the AMCAS Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation Service, on the AMCAS website.

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6. Completed applications will be considered for interview eligibility on a rolling basis. If, after full review of your application you are selected for interview, you will be contacted via email with further information regarding the interview process.

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7. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

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8. Yes, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution must be completed prior to enrollment.

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9. Required:

- Biology, two semesters (including labs)

- Organic Chemistry, two semesters (including labs) -OR- Organic Chemistry, one semester and Biochemistry, one semester (including labs)

Recommended

- Inorganic Chemistry

- Biochemistry

- Physics

- Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology)

- Medical Humanities

- Communications

- Ethics

- Biostatistics

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10. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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11. No.

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12. The last test score to be accepted for each admission cycle is September. MCAT scores must not be older than three years prior to the date of your AMCAS application.

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13. CMED will consider your highest MCAT score.

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14. Years 1 and 2 will be graded as Credit/No Credit. Years 3 and 4 will be Credit/No Credit, Credit with Honors.

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15. Enrollment in the inaugural (2013-14) class is limited to 64 students. The class size will be 100 thereafter.

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16. All eligible U.S. and Canadian applications will be considered. CMED intends to have 80% in-state enrollment and 20% out-of-state enrollment.

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17. In-State - $33,536
Out-of-State - $67,072

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18. No. Once you have begun the application process, our admissions staff cannot meet with you to discuss your application. However, you may email our office if you have any questions about the CMED admissions process that are not answered within our site. Please be aware that we consider you to have begun the application process at the time you initiate your AMCAS application. If you are applying for the current application cycle, our admissions officers will not discuss your application or your application decision.

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Contact Us
You may contact the CMU College of Medicine Admissions Office at cmedadmit@cmich.edu.

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