Handbook & Self-Assessment
The Premedical Handbook and Self-Assessment Guide reflect the insights of premedical advisors, successful medical students, medical school faculty, and Committee on Admissions members. Designed to organize your planning and preparation for medical school, it contains information and advice that the College of Human Medicine associates with a successful medical school application.
The Premedical Handbook outlines the foundation for successful preparation. Following this guide and your premedical advisor’s advice will assist you in becoming a well-rounded applicant; however, it does not assure medical school admission. Some applicants apply prematurely and may not yet have the experience base or academic profile to predict success. Others may be well-prepared, yet were not selected for admission in a given application cycle. Take time to reflect on your goals and abilities as you proceed, and consider alternatives as appropriate.
If our mission is consistent with your career goals and our curriculum is consistent with your learning style, we encourage you to apply to the College of Human Medicine. Please take some time to visit the pages within our website to learn more about us.
The Self-Assessment Guide will help you evaluate your experiences and personal development. Ideally, you will begin your self-assessment early in your college experience to guide and record your preparation. Please do not assume that the order in which topics appear reflects an order of importance. We also suggest you visit the AAMC's Considering a Career in Medicine site for additional information to think about while preparing to apply to medical school.
We encourage current applicants to review the Self-Assessment Guide as they complete secondary applications, prepare for interviews, and plan for possible reapplication. All medical school applicants should continue to develop themselves as potential medical students and future physicians throughout the application year.