Marshall University (Edwards)

Address

Admissions Office / Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine / 1600 Medical Center Drive / Huntington, WV USA 25701-3655

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
141
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
1977
US News Rank - Research
94-122
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.74
Median MCAT
503
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 ()

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 ()

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)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$75
Other Tests

Interviews

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

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

1. Why did you decide to apply to Marshall? (5000 characters)

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine? (5000 characters)

3. If you are not presently attending school indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school. If still in school, enter N/A. (2000 characters)

4. (Optional) Please share any disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, and/or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions.

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Why did you decide to apply to Marshall? (5000 character limit) 

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine? (5000 character limit) 

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school. (5000 character limit)

4. Please share any disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, and/or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider.

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Why did you decide to apply to Marshall? (5000 character limit)

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine? (5000 character limit)

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school. (5000 character limit)

4. Please share any disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, and/or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (5000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Why did you decide to apply to Marshall? (5000 character limit)

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine? (5000 character limit)

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school. (5000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Why did you decide to apply to Marshall? (5000 character limit)

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine? (5000 character limit)

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school. (5000 character limit)

4. They do also ask for moving/traffic violations and give a couple boxes to explain any ties to WV, Marshall, or the School of Medicine. (5000 character limit)

5. Nonresidents wont start being reviewed till November, with interviews starting in January.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Why did you decide to apply to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine? If you have strong ties to West Virginia, please describe in detail.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine?

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Why did you decide to apply to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine? If you have strong ties to West Virginia, please describe in detail.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine?

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Why did you decide to apply to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine? If you have strong ties to West Virginia, please describe in detail.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine?

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school.

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Why did you decide to apply to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine? If you have strong ties to West Virginia, please describe in detail.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine?

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Why did you decide to apply to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine? If you have strong ties to West Virginia, please describe in detail.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to serve or practice medicine?

3. If you are not presently attending school, indicate your employment or other plans for the time prior to your planned enrollment in medical school.

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