AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
NOTE: Meeting the admissions requirements does not ensure admission, as the School is limited to admitting 72 freshman students.
AT TIME OF MATRICULATION:
BEFORE THE MCAT: SIU School of Medicine does not require specific prerequisite courses. To perform well on the MCAT, however, we recommend:
NOTE: Meeting the admissions requirements does not ensure admission, as the School is limited to admitting 72 freshman students. Although the Admissions Committee uses no quotas, active efforts are made to recruit qualified applicants from groups traditionally under-represented in the medical profession.
The Admissions Committee considers MCAT scores that are no more than 3 years old (i.e. 2008 MCAT scores are the oldest considered for 2011.) The latest MCAT scores considered for 2011 entry are those from a September 2010 test date. The Admissions Committee uses the most recent MCAT scores during its review of applications. The minimum MCAT requirements can be found in our Admissions Requirements section.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
SIUMED accepts letters of recommendation submitted through AMCAS’ letters of evaluation utility. AMCAS offers a number of ways through which letters can be submitted. Visit the AMCAS letters of evaluation page to learn more about how your letters could be sent.
SIUMED requests applicants to submit letters of recommendation at the time they are invited to submit a supplementary application. At that point applicants have two options:
*** Letters from political sources are not recommended***
SIUMED only accepts legal Illinois residents for the regular MD program. Legal residents are considered to be those in possession of a valid Illinois drivers’ license and/or those who are also registered to vote in the State. Only the combined medicine and law (MD/JD) program considers non-Illinois residents.