MD Admissions

COVID-19 Policies

Pass/Fail for Spring and Summer 2020

The Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) acknowledges that some undergraduate institutions have converted and/or are converting to entirely pass/fail (P/F) grading for prior, current and/or upcoming terms, while other institutions are offering students the option to select either P/F or the typical grading system.

PSOM will continue to welcome applications from students from all institutions, regardless of the grading policy under the current pandemic. We have a holistic admissions process that prioritizes myriad attributes we value in our applicants beyond course grades alone.

Any PSOM applicant who was provided the option to continue with the typical grading system but elected P/F for courses that are prerequisites for medical school entrance will be required to provide a written explanation regarding the decision to elect P/F.


Delayed MCAT's

The Perelman School of Medicine will accept applications from individuals who were unable to take the MCAT due to the COVID-related test cancellations and delays.

For these candidates, our Committee on Admissions will perform committee reviews and render decisions regarding interview invitations using all relevant information that is available to us at the time of the secondary application. Lack of a MCAT score will not delay this process.

Assuming that MCAT test administration is offered prior to February 2021, we will require candidates without a MCAT score to take the exam and provide test results prior to any final decisions regarding admission to the Entering Class of 2021.