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.
“We are thrilled to provide additional opportunities for our
pre-med students by joining forces with VCU,” said R-MC President Robert
R. Lindgren. “This medical school admissions agreement is a win-win for both institutions.”
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 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.4 science GPA
with respectable recommendations from two R-MC science professors and one R-MC non-science
professor. Each student will have demonstrated sincere interest in medicine as evidenced
by his or her personal statement and significant medically-related experiences.
The students will receive a formal offer of admission to the VCU School of Medicine
once they have completed the requirements to maintain that guarantee. 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.
Despite these advantages, the decision is not binding, and admitted students are
under no obligation to attend VCU.
The college has also entered into an
Early Selection Program with The George Washington University and a
joint BS/MD program with Eastern Virginia Medical School.