Congratulations to the 2014 Medical School Applicant Cohort!

by Erin Scott, Assistant Director for Prehealth Advising, GECD

MIT medical school applicantsThis fall, a significant number of MIT alumni took the next step in their journey to becoming MDs and MDPhDs by enrolling as first-year medical students. In addition to their educational and personal commitments, these individuals dedicated the last two years to preparing for and participating in the complex medical school application process. They took challenging science prerequisites, spent months studying for the MCAT, went through numerous drafts of their personal statement, and practiced for formal interviews. The acceptance rate of 85 percent for MIT applicants stands in stark contrast to the national average of 46 percent. This statistic confirms that MIT provides an effective space for students to prepare for a career in medicine. MIT students contribute to cutting-edge biomedical research at on-campus laboratories such as the Koch and Broad Institutes, as well as at national and international sites. They also give back to the community as volunteers at major hospitals such as MGH and nonprofits like the American Red Cross. We are proud of this year’s applicant class and appreciate their current and future contributions in science and medicine.