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Breaking News: Statement from the Admissions Committee at Quillen College of Medicine Regarding Academic Work and MCAT Tests that are Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak
The purpose of this message is to address concerns from prospective applicants who are experiencing unprecedented educational upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants for the upcoming application cycle can count on our commitment to the following principles:
Pass/Fail Grades – Our school will accept pass/fail grades, without prejudice, for courses taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has always been our practice to consider grades in the context of numerous other aspects of the application, and an international crisis certainly provides a unique and compelling context. In making this statement, we are cognizant of the fact that some undergraduate schools are providing an option for students to take courses either for grades or on a Pass/Fail basis. We therefore want to be explicit that applicants should not feel pressured by us to choose the graded option. Students and their families are facing many challenges at the moment – maybe even life and death challenges. The pressure for grades need not be one of them.
MCAT Tests – We will require applicants to have taken the MCAT before we make admissions decisions for the Class of 2025. Accordingly, applicants should not delay applying simply because an MCAT score is not yet available.
This statement was largely copied from our colleagues in the state of California but it was voted on and confirmed unanimously by the Quillen Admissions Committee on April 6, 2020. We plan to continue with our holistic review of all applicants as we have and will make adjustments in deadlines and other factors as the situation dictates moving forward. Many unknowns are before us and the American medical school community at this time and we are committed to resolving all questions and dilemmas as quickly as possible and in the best interest of all involved. Flexibility will be the key and our mantra going forward. We appreciate your interest in Quillen and hope that the foregoing will help relieve some worries and troubles for upcoming applicants. You have more important things to worry about and we hope this helps. In the meantime, everyone stay safe and be well. Wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Best wishes,
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Family Medicine
Chairman, Quillen Admissions Committee
Admissions and Records
Quillen College of Medicine
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