32 CFR 242.8 - Academic, intellectual, and personal requirements for admission to the first-year class.
Admission to the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is on a competitive basis, with selection predicated on:
(a) Evidence of sound character and high motivation for a career in the Medical Corps of the Uniformed Services, and
(b) Evidence of sufficient intellectual ability and preparation to undertake successfully the study of medicine.
(1)Academic requirements. Recognizing that Service medicine needs individuals with a wide variety of interests and talents, the School of Medicine welcomes applications from individuals with a diversity of educational backgrounds. However, there are certain specific academic requirements that are requisite for admission. These are as follows:
(i)College preparation. All applicants must have attained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution prior to matriculation.
(ii)Prerequisite course work. Area of specialization in college is not a limiting factor in gaining admission to the School, but a strong foundation in the sciences basic to the study of medicine is a requirement for all entering students. The minimum undergraduate science prerequisites for entrance are:
(a)Chemistry (inorganic or general). 1 academic year including appropriate laboratory.
(b)Organic chemistry. 1 academic year including laboratory.
(c)Mathematics. 1 academic year.
(d)Physics. 1 academic year including laboratory.
(e)Biology. 1 academic year including laboratory.
(2)Testing requirements. Applicants for admission are required to have taken the Medical College Admission Test.
(3)Evidence of character and motivation. Judgments about character and motivation will be based on letters of reference, personal statements, evaluation reports, personality inventories, interviews, and such other credentials/techniques necessary, as determined by the School of Medicine, to assess thoroughly the noncognitive nature and potential of the aspirant. The School of Medicine will take the initiative in gathering data upon which to make noncognitive assessments of applicants.