Randolph-Macon College has a long-standing commitment to preparing outstanding students
for post-graduate medical training.
Recognizing the high quality and breadth of the liberal arts education offered at
the college, R-MC and The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Sciences have entered into an Early Selection
Program. The program will facilitate qualified students’ entry into medical school.
The Early Selection Program encourages talented and committed second-year R-MC students
who have achieved academic distinction and demonstrated medical and community service
experience to pursue a variety of undergraduate majors and gain a provisional acceptance
to the medical school at George Washington. In addition, for students following
this path, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be waived.
Students that apply to and are accepted into the George Washington Medical School
through the Early Selection Program are bound to that decision and may not apply
to other programs.
R-MC and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
have entered into a joint BS/MD program. The program will facilitate qualified students’
entry into medical school and will enable them to enrich their undergraduate experiences
and broaden their academic focus.
Each year a select group of qualified R-MC students, who have demonstrated outstanding
academic ability and character during their freshman and sophomore years, may receive
guaranteed admission to EVMS under the Joint BS/MD Program.
Successful applicants will complete their B.S. degrees at R-MC working with EVMS
to continue to gain medically related experience, successfully complete all of the
pre-requisite courses, and maintain a highly competitive GPA, without the pressures
normally associated with the medical school application process. In addition, the
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be waived.
Randolph-Macon College and Virginia Commonwealth
University (VCU) School of Medicine have entered into a Preferred Applicant
Track Agreement. The program will facilitate qualified students’ entry into medical
school and will enable them to enrich their undergraduate experiences and broaden
their academic focus.
Each year as many as two qualified R-MC sophomores, who are in good academic and
professional standing, will be selected by the R-MC Pre-Medical Advisory Committee
after applying to the R-MC/VCU School of Medicine Guaranteed Admissions/Preferred
Applicant Track. Students must demonstrate a very strong overall and science GPA
along with a strong recommendation from the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee. Each
student will have demonstrated sincere interest in medicine as evidenced by his
or her personal statement and significant medically-related experiences that should
start no later than the summer following freshman year.
Students that successfully complete the requirements to maintain the guarantee will
apply through AMCAS
and matriculate into the VCU School of Medicine following their senior year. Guaranteed
Admission/Preferred Applicant Track students are expected to attend medical school
in the August immediately following the two years after admission to the guaranteed
collegiate program. Although college students occasionally finish in three years,
the guaranteed slot would not be altered by early graduation.