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Contacts

Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/
Phone: (617) 432-1000
Admissions e-mail: pme@hms.harvard.edu

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    • 4 years in length

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Admission Statistics

  • Number of applications for August 2016 entering class: 7,069
  • Number of applicants interviewed: 842
  • Class size: 165
  • International students are eligible to apply, but are rarely accepted, if not US or Canadian university.

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study or a baccalaureate degree required prior to matriculation (any discipline)
  • Required Courses:
    • Biology with laboratory (6 credits)
    • Chemistry/Biochemistry with laboratory (12 credits)
      • including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry
    • Physics (6 credits)
    • Math (6 credits)
      • including calculus and statistics
    • Writing (6 credits)
  • Recommended Courses:
    • Literature, languages, arts, humanities, social sciences, computer, honours courses and independent research

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GPA

  • Average accepted GPA 2016: 3.8
  • No minimum cut-off, but academic excellence is expected

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MCAT

  • MCAT is required
  • Average scores 2016:
    • Average old MCAT scores were:
      • Verbal - 10.65
      • Physical Science - 12.39
      • Biological Science - 12.33
      • Cumulative - 35.44
    • Average new MCAT scores were:
      • BBFL - 129.85
      • CARS - 128.89
      • CPBS - 129.22
      • PSBB - 129.37
      • TOTAL - 517.33
  • No minimum cut-off, but academic excellence is expected
  • MCAT older than 3 years must be retaken

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Supporting Documents

  • Essay that demonstrates integrity, maturity, concern for others, leadership potential, and an aptitude for working with people
  • Maximum of six letters of recommendation allowed
    • At least 2 from science professors with whom you have taken classes
    • At least 1 from non-science professor
    • Letters from ALL research supervisors are required

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Evaluation

  • Academic Records
  • Applicant's essay
  • Medical College Admission Test scores
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Summer Occupations
  • Life experiences
  • Experience in the health field, including research or community work
  • Letters of evaluation

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Interview

  • All interviews held in Boston area
  • Two separate interviews with two different members of the Committee on Admission

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Timeline

  • Early May: AMCAS application opens
  • Early June: AMCAS application can be submitted
  • Early July: HMS secondary opens and can be submitted
  • September - January: Interviews
  • October 16: Deadline for online AMCAS application
  • October 23: Last day to submit HMS supplemental application, and for AMCAS to receive letters of recommendation
  • October 31: AMCAS transcript deadline
  • December 1: AMCAS verification deadline
  • Early March: Final decision letters mailed for all applicants

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • First year tuition: $58,050
  • First year total: ~$61,000

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