There are certain essential functions for physicians and medical students which must be met by all applicants and students. Because the M.D. degree signifies that the holder is a physician prepared for entry into the practice of medicine within postgraduate training programs, it follows that graduates must have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care.
Candidates for the M.D. degree must have the use of certain sensory and motor functions to permit them to carry out the activities described in the sections that follow. They must be able consistently, quickly and accurately to integrate all information received by whatever sense(s) employed, and they must have the intellectual ability to learn, integrate, analyze and synthesize data.A candidate for the M.D. degree must have abilities and skills of five varieties including: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative and quantitative; and behavioral and social....Read more
** one academic year is equal to two semesters, three quarters, or two quarters and a semester
Applicants must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preferably in the spring before applying. The deadline is September 2012.
All applicants must have taken the MCAT no earlier than January 2010 and no later than September 2012.
Early Decision Program applicants must take the MCAT by June 21, 2012. Regular applicants must take the MCAT by September 2012.
MCAT registration packets can be requested from the MCAT Program Office, 2255 North Dubuque Rd., P.O. Box 4056, Iowa City, IA 52243 or by visiting the MCAT section on the AMCAS Web site at www.aamc.org.
Admissions Committee expects applicants to have experiences shadowing physicians and/or volunteering in a clinical setting.
Interviews, by invitation only, are open-filed with one member of the Medical College of Georgia Admissions Committee who helps assess personality, motivation and ability to make adjustments necessary for medical school.