The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) is dedicated to providing an exceptional medical education to applicants who are prepared to benefit from our specialized curriculum and instruction. The primary objective is to produce physician thought leaders through an educational experience grounded in inquiry, research, and discovery.
VTCSOM aims to identify candidates with clear evidence of leadership, scholarship, and motivation for a career in medicine. VTCSOM 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 must demonstrate a great affinity to a broad educational and personal experience that includes the humanities, social science, and social services.
VTCSOM 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 by a faculty subcommittee before making a decision about whether or not to invite an applicant to complete a secondary application. Only the most academically qualified applicants who present records indicating that they would benefit most from the innovative medical curriculum at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will be invited to complete a secondary application. Applicants invited to submit a secondary application will be sent a link to access the online secondary application. A $50 non-refundable application fee will be required with each submission of the secondary application.
Applicants should have their letters of recommendation submitted to AMCAS. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine recommends four to seven letters of recommendation.
When the application is complete (secondary application and recommendation letters/evaluation report), the application will again be reviewed and a decision will be made to:
Interviews will take place on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine campus in Roanoke, Virginia on several weekends throughout the fall and winter months.
VTCSOM utilizes a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process using predetermined scenarios. The MMI interview technique was developed and implemented by McMaster University in Ontario for their M.D. program. Applicants rotate through nine interview stations that will last eight minutes each. No prior medical knowledge is required for the MMI.
VTCSOM will use a rolling admissions process and plans to send out acceptance notifications in:
AMCAS applications open
AMCAS applications may be submitted
Deadline to file the AMCAS application
Deadline for submission of secondary application to VTCSOM
Submit FAFSA as soon as possible or no later than this date
By AMCAS regulations, applicants may hold only one acceptance