A completed application, with all supplemental materials, is due February 29, 2016.
The IHPM Committee will choose a limited number of IHPM finalists who will be invited to interview. Selectees will pay a non-refundable deposit of $250 as part of the commitment to the program. This deposit is due by June 1, 2016.
Once you have reviewed the program criteria, you can download the application below.
Primary criteria for admission into the Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program include:
- Completion of first year and fall semester of the sophomore year in Wake Forest
College (on rare occasions, applications may be accepted from the junior year)
- A completed application including an essay that shows commitment to the
Pathway Program, its philosophy and requirements
- A minimum 3.5 grade point average overall, including a minimum 3.0 grade point
average and no grade below C in medical school prerequisite classes
- Suitable and exemplary honor, judicial, and conduct records
- A resume of (or plan for) leadership and service, especially with societally-
focused medical health related experiences, to include an external, experiential
- The understanding and agreement to apply to and matriculate into only the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Deferrals of admission will not be allowed in the Pathway Program. The offer of acceptance to the Wake Forest School of Medicine will be rescinded should application be made to any other medical school.
Primary criteria for successful entry into Wake Forest School of Medicine include
- Maintenance of a minimum 3.5 grade point average at graduation, with no grade
below C in medical school prerequisite classes and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the
medical school prerequisite courses
- Continued exemplary conduct and service
- Completion of a major in the humanities or fine arts
- Completion of the Interdisciplinary Humanities minor, including HMN 370,
Medical Humanities, and concluding with HMN 396, Independent Research, a
- (HMN 396 is a required senior thesis related to global, regional, or community health, health policy, a biomedical ethical or moral issue, or other biomedical issues broadly defined. Such theses might focus on the history of medicine; spirituality and wellness; the history of public health; social and cultural constructs of health and illness; narrative medicine; medicine and literature; or other topics)
- Minimum score of 30 on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) (or
equivalent score on the revised MCAT, to serve 2015 and later) and satisfaction of all other standard requirements for admission to the School of Medicine. Acceptance into Wake Forest School of Medicine remains conditional until completion of all Program and College graduation requirements. Note that approval of the Pathway Program Committee is required to take any medical school prerequisite course at a location other than Wake Forest College.