George Washington University
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 will be expected to pursue not only scientific excellence but also humanities. All students are required to major or minor in a humanities concentration.
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.
BS/MD Joint-degree Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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.
Preferred Applicant Track Agreement Virginia Commonwealth University
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.
Early Assurance Program (EAP) with the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Physician Assistant program
The agreement guarantees admission into the Physician Assistant program to R-MC students who: maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; complete seven of eight prerequisite courses as indicated on the Program’s EAP website by the time of application; are able to accumulate 500 hours of patient care experience before being accepted into the program; accumulate a total of 1000 hours of healthcare experience before matriculation into the program; and complete a successful interview with the Program Admissions Committee.
Students can apply to this highly competitive program after the first semester of their junior year. The EVMS Program Admissions Committee may extend an offer of admissions to up to five R-MC students annually.