Researching Schools

Matching who you are with the schools you apply to is critical for applicant success

Spend time researching schools and learning about more than just GPA, entrance exam scores and geographic location. Applicants are encouraged to review our Choosing Your Schools Workshop to aid in the development of their schools list.

Selection factors you may consider include but are not limited to.

  • Mission / Vision
  • Curriculum
  • School Culture
  • Support Services
  • Extracurricular Opportunities
  • Cost/Finances
  • Affiliated Hospitals
  • Elective Opportunities
  • Residency Placements
  • Research Opportunities
  • Patient Contact
  • Special Programs
  • Geographic Location
  • Academic Profile/Record
  • Secondary Questions
  • Preparation for Licensing Examinations
  • Branch Campuses

Resources for School Search & Selection

The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program recommends applying to an appropriate number of programs (15-25 Medical, 8-10 Dental, 10-12 PA, 6-9 Podiatry, 6-9 Veterinary, 6-9 Optometry).