Pennsylvania State Hershey College of Medicine

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Phone: 717-531-8755
Admissions e-mail:
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania. US

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Number of applications in 2016: 9,675
  • Number of applicants interviewed in 2016: 911
  • Class size in 2016: 144
  • MD/PhD programs are available. For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Students who will be graduates of an accredited college or university in the U.S or Canada before matriculation
  • Acquired competencies through course work, research or work experiences:
    • Based on MCAT:
      • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
      • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
      • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
      • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
      • Scientific Inquiry and Thinking & Reasoning
    • Other
      • Interpersonal
      • Intrapersonal

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  • Average accepted GPA 2016: 3.74

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  • Average scores in 2016: 507

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Supporting Documents

  • Complete AMCAS Online Application
  • Secondary application - sent by email after completing the AMCAS + non-refundable fee of $80
  • Additional information for AMCAS:
    • Official transcripts
    • Service fees
    • Letters of recommendation
      • One letter from the Pre-Health Committee at the applicant's institution; OR,
      • Four individual letters (max 6): Two from science faculty, one from non-science faculty, and one from a professional of the applicant's choice
      • Additional letters are required if the applicant pursued further studies
  • Upon acceptance, international applicants must submit the following:
    • College of Medicine Application for Visa Document - provided upon acceptance
    • Proof of Finances

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  • Monday, Wednesday, Fridays between Mid-September to March
  • Two or three faculty members interview each applicant in individual interviews
  • Applicant is given a tour and lunch
  • Candidates will be notified of a decision within six to eight weeks of the interview.

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  • June 1: AMCAS application becomes available online
  • October 15: Earliest acceptance date for regular applicants
  • November 15: Deadline for completion of AMCAS application
  • January 15: Deadline for submission of Secondary Application
  • Applications need to respond to acceptance offer maximum 2 weeks after with deposit of 100$

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  • Tuition is the same for Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents
    • First year tuition: 49,800$
    • First year budget: 71,538$

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