Prerequisites for Admission
Profile of the Class of 2021
- Applicants: 4,235
- Entrants: 115
- Entrants from Ohio: 81%
- Male/female ratio: 48%/52%
- Underrepresented in medicine: 14.8%
- Interviews granted: 457
- Acceptance rate: 6%
The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours) of preparation in an approved college or university in the United States or Canada are required for admission to Boonshoft School of Medicine. Applicants are expected to present the equivalent of the usual premedical preparation, including the following:
- One year of college biology with labs
- One year of college general chemistry with labs
- One year of college organic chemistry with labs
- One year of college physics with labs
- One year of college mathematics (through trigonometry; calculus preferred)
- One year of college English
Biochemistry is strongly recommended for the entering class of 2018 and 2019 and will be required for the entering class of 2020.
There is no requirement to take these courses within a particular time frame, but most applicants find that courses completed more than 10 years ago will not be current enough to adequately prepare them for the MCAT.
While a basic understanding of the physical and biological sciences is important to a medical education, a broad appreciation of individuals and their social, cultural and artistic efforts is equally necessary. Each applicant's credentials for admission will be individually reviewed and evaluated.
The MCAT is offered many times during the year but must be taken no later than September of the year in which an application is filed. MCATs taken after September of the application year cannot be considered for admission. Ideally, the MCAT should be taken in April of the year in which the application is filed and no more than three years prior to making application. Only those MCAT scores available at the time of review will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Note: To be considered for admission, an applicant must be a United States citizen, possess a permanent resident visa, or be a non-citizen with an I-94 Form from the Department of Homeland Security showing "Refugee" or "Asylum Granted" status. If the required prerequisite courses were not completed in the United States or Canada, the applicant will need to have an advanced degree from an approved United States college or university or an international college or university which has been fully accredited by an established United States higher education certifying agency.
Submit Your Application to AMCAS
Application to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine must be made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applications are due by Nov. 1. To allow ample time for processing, submit your application to AMCAS no later than Oct. 15.
Boonshoft School of Medicine has a secondary application requirement with an additional fee. Those applicants exempted by AMCAS for fees do not have to pay for a secondary application. After we receive and review your application from AMCAS, we will notify you by email with instructions for completing the secondary application and paying the fee online. The secondary application fee is due by Dec. 15.
Wright State prefers to receive a letter of recommendation from the premedical advisory committee at an applicant's university. If your college or university does not have such a committee, you may substitute letters from three faculty members who had you in class, including at least two letters from science faculty. Letters of recommendation are due by Dec. 15.