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Admissions Overview

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is dedicated to providing an exceptional medical education to applicants who are prepared to benefit from our specialized curriculum and instruction. Our primary objective is to produce physician thought leaders through an educational experience grounded in inquiry, research, and discovery.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine aims to identify candidates with clear evidence of leadership, scholarship, and motivation for a career in medicine. The medical school is looking for individuals who are committed to serving the needs of members of society and whose accomplishments reveal originality and a capacity for independent, critical thinking. Applicants should demonstrate broad educational and personal experiences that includes the humanities, social science, and social services.

Applicants to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are given a holistic review, based on a number of factors, including:

  • Strong academic achievement (MCAT/GPA),
  • Evidence of exposure to, and passion for, a medical career (hospital volunteering, physician shadowing, working as a scribe, emergency medical technician, or other clinical experience),
  • Research experience, or the aptitude for performing independent research, and
  • Volunteer work in community service, teamwork, and leadership.

The committee also gives strong consideration to applicants who come from economically disadvantaged families or from medically underserved areas of the country. Professional attributes expected of medical students and physicians include: altruism, accountability, responsibility, excellence, duty, honesty, integrity, and respect for others.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine offers a four-year allopathic (M.D.) degree, and admits both Virginia state residents and out-of-state residents. However, only U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents will be considered.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will use a rolling admissions process and plans to send out acceptance notifications in late fall and early winter.

Applicant Consideration

Virginia Tech Carilion is a highly selective medical school. Before you consider submitting your AMCAS application, we strongly encourage you go to our Class Statistics page and review our class mean GPA, mean MCAT, and MCAT range to have a better idea of the typical qualifications of the students we accept. The School of Medicine receives over 3000 AMCAS applications each year for 42 class seats. Candidates need a current MCAT with a combined score of 27 or above to be considered for a secondary application invitation.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) online application process and applications verified by AMCAS will be the first step in the medical school applicant screening process. MCAT tests are required and should be taken no later than September in the year prior to anticipated entry. Holistic reviews of each application will be made before making a decision about whether or not to invite an applicant to complete a secondary application. Following a secondary application will be an interview process and additional background checks. For more detailed information on how to apply, visit the Application Process page. 


AMCAS applications open
AMCAS applications may be submitted
First set of secondary application invitations sent
First round of interviews
December 1
Deadline to file AMCAS applications
January 1
Deadline for secondary application submissions
March 30
By AMCAS regulations, Virginia Tech Carilion issues 42 acceptances
April 30
By AMCAS regulations, applicants may hold only one acceptance
Matriculation and orientation