“Will I get into med school?”
This is one of the first questions students ask when they choose the Pre-Health Professions Program – and while we can’t guarantee that every pre-health student will be accepted into the medical school of their dreams, we can say this: Almost 100 percent of SFA pre-health students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher and who score 509 or higher on the MCAT are accepted to medical school.
Tips for success
Getting into a professional school is all about hard work. You’re more likely to be accepted to medical, veterinary or any medical professional school if you’re a good student – meaning, you study hard, get good grades and have solid scores on entrance exams like the Medical College Admissions Test.
If you want to stand out from other applicants, you should demonstrate commitment to service, effective leadership skills and a deeper understanding of your future profession (job shadowing is an excellent way to learn more about a specific career).
The most successful students complete undergraduate degrees at schools where they feel happy, comfortable, connected and valued – and where they can make the most of their college experience.
Exams and testing
Planning to apply to a medical school, veterinary school or another professional medical school? Your test scores – combined with other factors like your undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation from faculty and staff members, your personal statement and background – will help admissions committees decide if you’d be a good fit for the program.
Depending on your career plans, you may have to take one of the following admissions tests:
- Dental Admissions Test
- Medical College Admissions Test
- Optometry Admissions Test
- Pharmacy College Admissions Test
To learn more about admissions testing for pre-health professions, contact SFA’s testing center.