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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine


Applying to medical school

How to apply to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Carefully read and follow instructions on the following pages:

“We are looking for students who are at the heart of the ESFCOM mission. We believe there is far more to assessing that fit than what metrics and GPA alone can tell us, which is why we value holistic review throughout our admissions process.”
– Leila Harrison, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment

Resources to prepare you for medical school applications

  • Institutional fit worksheet
    Fill in the blanks in this worksheet to determine how your personal desires align with a medical school’s offering.
  • Tool for developing a well-rounded medical application
    Complete the worksheet to identify information to include in your medical school application.
  • Preprofessional advisors at your college or university
    Ask for course selection guidance and resources that will help prepare you to apply to medical school. Your best contact is the advisor at your undergraduate institution. You can also find an advisor through the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. You may also contact the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine admissions office for advising.
  • Lists of prerequisite courses
    Identify required courses for admission to schools that interest you. For the ESFCOM, be sure you’re on track to complete the required courses by July 15 of the year you would start medical school.
  • Indicators used to evaluate medical school applicants
    For instance, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine seeks specific attributes in applicants. Get to know the specifics.
  • Updated resume
    You’ll need a chronicle of your professional and service experience, as well as your education to complete the AMCAS application. Keep this updated throughout your journey!
  • Association of American Medical Colleges website
    It provides information for premedical students about the MCAT, applying to medical schools, fee assistance, and more.
  • Extracurricular activities and community engagement
    Pursue your interests with passion! Play an active role in serving your community.