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:
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. Virginia Tech Carilion is a competitive medical school. Before you submit your AMCAS application, we suggest 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 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 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. 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 requests four to seven letters of recommendation, including letters from supervisors of medical experiences.
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 monthly on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine campus in Roanoke, Virginia on several Saturdays throughout the fall and winter months.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine utilizes a Multiple Mini Interview process using predetermined scenarios. The 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 Multiple Mini Interview.
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.
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