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About the Program

Beginning with your first year, William & Mary offers a one-on-one pre-med advisory program to aid you in completing the recommended course preparation and to provide guidance about the MCAT exam, internships and the medical school application process. As recommended in the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), W&M does not offer a formal pre-medical concentration.

Feel free to develop any major area of interest, while recognizing that medical schools are most concerned with the quality of work accomplished. Medicine is taught as a scientific discipline and prospective medical students must prove that they have ability in science, especially the life sciences.

What Makes Us Different

  • Early Assurance Programs

    You can apply in the middle of your sophomore year to the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the VCU School of Medicine, which are highly competitive programs.

  • High Acceptance Rate

    65-85% of W&M students applying to medical school with at least a B+ average typically gain admission to allopathic schools (MD programs).

  • Clinical Experience

    Volunteer at local hospitals, Eastern State Hospital (a mental health/substance abuse facility), Olde Towne Medical Center (a local clinic serving uninsured patients) and other facilities in the area.

Applied Learning



William & Mary students have routinely been accepted to all of the finest medical schools across the country. W&M participates in two early assurance programs (pdf), one with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the other with the VCU School of Medicine. Students apply to these programs in the spring of their sophomore year. Regardless of what school they attend, students continue to produce superlative achievements, consistently ranking among the very best in their classes.

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Pre-Med Advising Program


Integrated Science Center Room 2283

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