If clinical capacity permits, the School will accept transfer or advanced standing applicants into the third-year class. Generally, applicants are not considered for transfer/advanced standing into the first, second, or fourth year classes. To be considered for transfer into the third year, the applicant must:
- Be currently enrolled in a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (leading to the M.D. degree) or American Osteopathic Association (leading to the D. O. degree) accredited school
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or have an I-94 Form showing asylum or refugee status
- Have passed the USMLE Step 1 exam prior to matriculation.
Transfer/advanced standing applications are considered on a space-available basis. In some years, no applications are considered. Transfer/advanced standing applicants must demonstrate compelling circumstances as one of the reasons for requesting to transfer. Transfer/advanced standing applications must be accompanied by:
- An official transcript
- A letter of recommendation, indicating that the student is in “good standing,” from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the applicant's home school. (Applicants who prefer not to request a letter from their Associate Dean may substitute a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their school.)
Interviews are by invitation. Candidates selected for interviews will be interviewed separately by two Admission Committee members. Normally, interviews are about 45 minutes in length. Committee members approach interviews as opportunities to become personally acquainted with applicants and to clarify written applications. Areas evaluated in the interview include dedication to human concerns, communication skills, maturity, motivation, academic performance, and compatibility with the goals of the school. In evaluating candidates, the Admissions Committee considers the following factors:
- Undergraduate school(s) attended and degree(s)
- Medical/osteopathic school G.P.A. and trend
- MCAT scores
- Honors and awards for achievement
- Research experience(s)
- Letters of recommendation
- Extracurricular activities
- Volunteer experiences
The timetable for consideration of transfer/advanced standing applications is as follows:
May: applications are available, providing space is available
June 1: applications are due
The third year at Wright State begins in late June. Accepted transfer/advanced standing applicants are expected to complete all third year, fourth year, and graduation requirements. The starting date for accepted transfer applicants will be determined through discussion with the applicant and included as a condition in a written offer of acceptance. Accepted applicants must commit to the School in writing within a specified period of time or the offer of transfer/advanced standing acceptance is invalidated.
Accepted transfer/advanced standing applicants who cannot begin clerkships at the School may need to complete a clerkship at their home institution before matriculating at Wright State. The transfer applicant may request transfer credit for comparable clerkships completed at their home school. Such requests should be made in writing to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and should be accompanied by a course syllabus and transcript showing the grade received. The respective Wright State clerkship director will make the determination to grant or not grant credit.
Wright State students who wish to transfer to another medical school may request transcripts from the School and letters of evaluation from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions. Wright State students who accept transfer offers from other schools are expected to submit written letters of resignation to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions.