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 late in college or after graduation. Applying after college does not put you at a disadvantage; in fact, many medical schools say they appreciate the maturity of older applicants.
If you are a current applicant for the 2020 cycle or if you an alumni planning to apply in the future, please subscribe to the OCS Medical School Applicant Listserv using a harvard.edu address (@college, @post, or @alumni.harvard.edu)
- Download and read OCS guidelines for Navigating the 2020 Medical School Application Cycle
- Download and read the OCS Applying to Medical School publication (pdf).
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