Central Michigan University

Address

College of Medicine Admissions / Central Michigan University / Mount Pleasant, MI USA 48859

Phone

989-774-7882

Email

medadmit@cmich.edu

Overview

School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
2010
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 100K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.7
Median MCAT
509
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests
CASPer

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

The CMU College of Medicine will prepare physicians focused on improving access to high quality health care in Michigan with an emphasis on rural and medically underserved regions. Our graduates will aspire to excellence in providing patient-centered and evidenced-based care to their patients and communities. We will engage physicians in leading health care transformation, lifelong learning, and team-based education.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

1) Describe your motivation for applying to the CMU College of Medicine. Include how your motivation has influenced your preparation for your future career in medicine. Finally, describe how your preparation and background will contribute to the mission of the CMU College of Medicine. (1500 word limit)

2) [REAPP ONLY]: If you have applied to any medical school in previous cycles, what have you done since your last application to prepare yourself for a career in medicine? If you have not applied to medical school previously, write N/A in the box. (500 world limit)

And then a space for gap year activities (250 words) and a space to explain your affiliation with a Michigan county in which you've lived (250 words)

Essay Topics ('18- '19)

400 words each

1. The AAMC has developed 15 core competencies for entering medical students. You can see the list HERE . Which two competencies are your biggest strengths as an applicant?

2. Please tell us about the most important volunteer experience you have had. What have you learned from this experience about service?

3. [REAPP ONLY]: If you have applied to any medical school in previous cycles, what have you done since your last application to prepare yourself for a career in medicine? If you have not applied to medical school previously, write N/A in the box.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

All have a 500 word limit:

1. Tell us about a time when you have been an outsider and felt uncomfortable

2. What are two essential skills needed for success in medical school?

3. [REAPP ONLY]: If you have applied to any medical school in previous cycles, what have you done since your last application to prepare yourself for a career in medicine? If you have not applied to medical school previously, write N/A in the box.

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

Please tell us why you are interested in attending the CMU College of Medicine? (maximum 250 words)

What is the value of giving back to your community as a physician? Is the role of a physician more important than others in the community? (maximum 250 words)

Describe an experience in which you collaborated, worked or were exposed to diverse backgrounds, different from your own. Please describe the impact the experience had on you. (maximum 500 words)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (maximum 250 words)

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. Describe what you think is an underserved community and explain any experience you have in working with underserved communities - this can include clinical and non-clinical experience. (maximum 500 words)

2. Please tell us why you are interested in attending the CMU College of Medicine (CMED)? (maximum 250 words)

3. CMED is committed to recruiting a student body that represents the diversity of our community, our state, and our nation. How do you define diversity, what experience have you had with diversity, and how would you benefit from an environment that embraces diversity? (maximum of 250 words)

4. In looking beyond graduation from medical school, please describe what you anticipate to be the biggest challenges you will face as a physician. (maximum 250 words)

5. Please provide any additional information that you wish the CMED admissions committee to consider. (i.e., novel experiences, extenuating circumstances, alternate life paths, etc.) (maximum of 250 words)

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Write an individual mission statement for your career in medicine. The statement should be focused and actionable on a limited number of goals. It should be short, memorable, and as meaningful as possible. The statement can be no more than 5 sentences. (maximum of 250 words) 2. Please tell us why you are interested in attending the CMU College of Medicine (CMED)? (maximum 250 words) 3. CMED is committed to recruiting a student body that represents the diversity of our community, our state, and our nation. How do you define diversity, what experience have you had with diversity, and how would you benefit from an environment that embraces diversity? (maximum of 250 words) 4. In looking beyond graduation from medical school, please describe what you anticipate will be your most meaningful opportunity as a physician. (maximum of 250 words) 5. Please provide any additional information that you wish the CMED admissions committee to consider. (i.e., novel experiences, extenuating circumstances, alternate life paths, etc.) (maximum of 250 words) If out of state... 6. Please describe any ties that you have to Central Michigan University and/or the state of Michigan. (maximum of 150 words)

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

Write an individual mission statement for your career in medicine. The statement should be focused and actionable on a limited number of goals. It should be short, memorable, and as meaningful as possible. The statement can be no more than 5 sentences. (maximum of 250 words)

Please tell us why you are interested in attending the CMU College of Medicine (CMED)? (maximum of 250 words) Applicants follow many paths in deciding on a career in medicine. Please describe your path, indicating activities or events that have reinforced your decision. (maximum of 500 words) CMED is committed to recruiting a student body that represents the diversity of our community, our state, and our nation. How do you define diversity, what experience have you had with diversity, and how would you benefit from an environment that embraces diversity? (maximum of 250 words) In looking beyond graduation from medical school, please describe what you anticipate will be your most meaningful opportunity as a physician. (maximum of 500 words) Please provide any additional information that you wish the CMED admissions committee to consider. (i.e., novel experiences, extenuating circumstances, alternate life paths, etc.) (maximum of 250 words)

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