Beyond Academics

Medical schools look beyond the academic accomplishments of an applicant, and his or her interpersonal, social and intellectual qualities are critical during the applicant process. Consider pursuing opportunities for campus leadership, internships, community service, and other rewarding life experiences.

In your application for a health professions program, be sure to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Passion for lifelong learning across disciplines
  • Confidence in your decision to spend the rest of your life working with people who are ill and in crisis
  • Effectiveness as a member of a health care team
  • Understanding of the importance of cultural/social issues in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease