The Admissions Process
The admission process is comprised of three stages: Initial Review, Interview and Final Review. Your Admission Officer and Admissions Coordinator will keep you updated about your progress and answer any questions you may have.
Once your application has been submitted, and your supporting documents have been received, your Admissions Officer will send your application file to our committee on admission, The Faculty student Selection Committee, for an “initial review”. Following the initial review, you will either be invited for a medical school interview, or you will be notified that you have not been selected for an interview. Applicants are usually notified about their interview decision within 5 business days. On occasion, the committee may request additional information before an interview decision is made. Your Admissions Officer will notify you if that is the case.
The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate how your journey has prepared you for success as a medical student and for a lifelong commitment to excellence in the field of medicine. Through dialogue with our professional interview team, you are able to explore the lessons you have learned from your challenges and highlight the experiences that will guide you in being a compassionate, dedicated, and outstanding physician.
As part of our commitment to supporting students throughout the process, we invite you to review the following information to assist in preparing for and making the most of your interview experience.
How to prepare for your medical school interview
- Review our student selection criteria and think of examples of how your academic preparation, interests, and life experiences align with these attributes.
- Be prepared to discuss what you have learned from any academic challenges you have experienced and strategies for success you have developed in moving forward
- Ensure that you set aside a quiet space and test your device for camera and sound quality. This will help you feel confident in starting your interview on time and ready to engage in conversation with the interviewer.
- Bring your best self to the discussion by dressing professionally, sharing your strengths, and demonstrating an openness to learn from the medical school experience and interaction with faculty, peers, and patients
- Take advantage of the support provided by the admissions team and reach out with any questions you have in selecting the date and time for your interview
Final Review and Admission Decision
Following your interview, your Admissions Officers will send the summary of your interview along with your application file back to our committee on admission, The Faculty Student Selection. The Committee will holistically review your complete file and make the admission decision. The possible admissions decisions are:
- Admit with Provisions (Note: If you are admitted with provisions, your admissions letter will outline the specific conditions of your offer.)
- Not Admit.
The Application Process
SGU Offers You Three Different Term Starts and Rolling Admissions For Maximum Flexibility.
SGU School of Medicine give you the flexibility to begin medical training in August, January, or April. We operate on a rolling admission cycle, which means our committee on admissions, the Faculty Student Selection Committee, reviews applications and make admissions decisions throughout the year.
Although there are no absolute application deadlines, we encourage students to submit their application as early as possible to be considered for the next term start.
It’s Simple To Apply.
Applying to SGU is simple and streamlined. You can start your application now, and if needed return to finish it later.
Before you get started, take a minute to review the requirements for the MD program here.
Step 1 : Submit Your Application
SGU offers you a variety of ways to submit your application. You can apply to SGU using the online SGU Application or you can apply using an existing AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS (Texas) application.
Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents
Supporting documents can be submitted at a later date, after you start your application.
You will need:
- Official transcript(s) from each College/University and/or professional school that you have attended
- Two Letters of Recommendation or 1 Health Committee Letter of Recommendation
- Medical School Admission Test Score(s)*
No application fee is required.
*Who needs to submit an MCAT?
US applicants must submit a Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT) score as part of their application.
Canadian applicants are not required to submit a Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT) score unless an MCAT exam has been previously taken or you have a date to take the MCAT.
Applicants from outside North America are not required to submit an MCAT.