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Going from Graduate Certificate to MD Program

Criteria for Guaranteed Acceptance to the MD Degree Program

Students on the wait list for the current HWCOM MD degree program admissions cycle will be provided a guarantee of acceptance to HWCOM upon completion of the certificate program, provided they have met defined academic and professional metrics, including attendance and mandatory advising sessions while enrolled in the graduate certificate program. Each student seeking a guarantee of acceptance must:

  • Maintain a minimum graduate certificate program GPA of 3.7, through week 5 of Spring Semester.
  • Earn a grade of B or above in each graduate certificate program course.
  • Exhibit professional performance. Students are assessed on professionalism in each graduate certificate program course, using the criteria in Section III of the Student Handbook.
  • Submit completed American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and HWCOM Secondary Application for the current cycle including a current MCAT score (within 3 years of medical school matriculation).
  • Receive a Graduate Certificate Program Committee letter of recommendation. The Graduate Certificate Program Committee is comprised of all the Graduate Certificate course directors.
  • Obtain satisfactory level 1 and 2 background checks (a requirement for all students accepted to the MD degree program).
  • Obtain satisfactory drug screening test (a requirement for all students accepted to the MD degree program).

Criteria for Guaranteed Interview for the MD Degree Program

Students not previously on the wait list for the current HWCOM MD degree program admissions cycles will be provided a guarantee to interview provided they meet defined academic and professional metrics, including attendance to mandatory advising sessions, while enrolled in the graduate certificate program. Each student seeking a guarantee to interview also must:

  • Maintain a minimum graduate certificate program GPA of 3.7 through week 5 of Spring Semester.
  • Earn a grade of B or above in each graduate certificate program course.
  • Exhibit professional performance. Students are assessed on professionalism in each graduate certificate program course, using the criteria in Section III of the Student Handbook.
  • Submit completed American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and HWCOM Secondary Application for the current cycle including a current MCAT score (within 3 years of medical school matriculation).
  • Receive a Graduate Certificate Program Committee letter of recommendation. The Graduate Certificate Program Committee is comprised  of all the Graduate Certificate course directors.