While the majority of students interested in medical school plan to complete premedical requirements during college and start the application process by the end of their junior or senior year, others take the necessary courses as postbaccalaureate students. Many students don't make the decision to pursue a career in medicine until after graduation. Applying after college does not put you at risk; in fact, many medical schools say they appreciate the maturity of older applicants.
If you are a current applicant for the 2017 cycle or if you an alumni planning to apply to a future cycle, please subscribe to the OCS Medical School Applicant Listserv using a Harvard.edu address (college, post, or alumni.harvard.edu)
- Download and read the OCS Applying to Medical School publication (pdf).
- Download and read the “The Medical School Application Process – A Marathon Not a Sprint” (pdf), OCS workshop content delivered by premed and health careers advisers on 2/18/16.