Additional Requirements

Criminal Background Check

Most hospitals and employers now require criminal background checks and drug screening for employees and students. To comply with this requirement, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine participates in the group AAMC screening process conducted by CERTIPHI Screening, Inc. This background check, while not routinely repeated, can be conducted at any time it is deemed advisable. The AAMC does not charge an additional fee for criminal background checks unless the applicant pre-orders a report for personal reasons.

Criminal background check results are required before applicants can begin their first year of medical training. Findings of documented felony convictions will be grounds for cancellation of the applicant’s acceptance into medical school. Findings of documented misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by-case basis but could be grounds for cancellation of the applicant's acceptance into medical school.

Drug Screening

Drug screenings are done routinely upon admission to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and at the end of the second year. Drug tests may be repeated at any time for reasonable suspicion or cause. The test is done by a local laboratory through Carilion Occupational Medicine. The results are evaluated by an independent and specially trained medical review officer. The results are confidential and available only to officials with an absolute need to know.


May - AMCAS applications open
June - AMCAS applications may be submitted
July - First secondary application invitations sent
August - First round of interviews
December 1 - Deadline to file AMCAS applications
January 1 - Deadline for secondary application submissions
March 15 - By AMCAS regulations, Virginia Tech Carilion issues 42 acceptances
April 30 - By AMCAS regulations, applicants may hold only one acceptance
July/August - Matriculation and orientation

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-526-2560
Fax: 540-982-3805
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Disclosure Statement:

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is in a process to integrate into Virginia Tech as its ninth college, effective July 1, 2018. Students who will graduate after July 1, 2018, will be part of the transition. This includes the current Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. All students applying to be part of the Class of 2022 and beyond will apply to be part of the fully integrated Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine at Virginia Tech. Current and prospective students with questions about the integration can contact Beth Pline, VT-VTCSOM Transition Project Manager at or 540-581-0347.