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This page highlights the More You Know Monday posts made to our VTCSOM Admissions Facebook page and serves to provide our applicants with valuable insight and interesting tidbits about our process and school.


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    Deadline Reminders , redirect

    AMCAS applications are due on Thursday, December 1st. Click to review upcoming deadlines.

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    More Than the MCAT , redirect

    While the MCAT is an important part of an application to medical school, there are many other factors that we consider in our holistic review process. For more information, click here.

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    Open House , redirect

    Interested in learning more about Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine? Join us for a virtual Open House on October 19th at 4:30 pm (EST). Click to register for the event.

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    Application Deadlines Reminder , redirect

    The deadline for submitting your secondary application to VTCSOM is December 15, but earlier submissions are always better! For more dates and deadlines, click here.

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    Early Identification Program Application , redirect

    Looking for summer clinical and research experiences? The Early Identification Program application is now open for the summer of 2023. Click to read more about the program and to access the application.

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    Updates , redirect

    How was your summer? Do you have new summer experiences that you would like to add to your application? Were you involved in volunteering, research, or clinical work? Be sure to send update letters through the application portal or email them to vtcadmissions@vt.edu. Include any new research or clinical experience that began since submitting the primary AMCAS application. Include start and end dates and the total number of hours completed/anticipate. Describe how each experience has been meaningful. Click to learn more about gaining research experience.

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    Missing Emails , redirect

    Missing e-mails? Check your spam/junk email folder often. Update your email settings so that all emails from VTC arrive in your inbox. Email us for verification. If you have any uncertainty about the status of your application, click here to access our contact information.

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    HSSIP Domain , redirect

    Applicants are often excited to learn more about our Health Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice (HSSIP) domain. HSSIP provides our students with a consistent foundation to develop a comprehensive understanding of the way health care is delivered in the United States. Click to learn more about HSSIP.

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    Early Identification Program (EIP) , redirect

    Be sure to click to read more about our participants' experience in our Early Identification Program (EIP) this summer. We are proud of their hard work and contribution, and we look forward to seeing them again next summer!

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    Research at VTC , redirect

    Our research value domain is incorporated throughout all four years of the medical school curriculum with the goal of developing scientist physicians. Click to learn more about research at VTCSOM.

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    5 Tips for Secondary Applications , redirect

    Working on your secondary application? Check out the advice from our admissions team below. Be sure to click for even more application advice.

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    Connect With Us , redirect

    The 2022-2023 admissions cycle is officially open! Now is the time to save our email address to your contact list in order to avoid missing emails, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the admissions process. Click to review our Admissions website and be sure to follow us on Instagram at @vtcsomadmissions.

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    Carilion Clinic , redirect

    Carilion Clinic, the health partner of VTCSOM, allows many unique learning opportunities and experiences for VTCSOM students due to its widespread service area. Click to learn more.

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    AMCAS Application Timeline , redirect

    Did you know that it can take up to eight weeks for your AMCAS application to be verified during peak times? Be sure to plan ahead and submit your application as soon as possible. Click the link to read more about the verification process.

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    2022-2023 Important Dates and Deadlines , redirect

    Important dates and deadlines for the 2022-2023 Admissions Cycle are posted on our website. Be sure to include important medical school application dates on your calendar...and don't procrastinate!

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    Personal Statements , redirect

    Many applicants to the Class of 2027 are now in the process of preparing their AMCAS applications and the very important "Personal Comments" essay. Click to review some of our tips for writing a strong personal statement and advice on applying to medical school.

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    Class of 2022 , redirect

    Join us in honoring the VTCSOM class of 2022! The past four years have been filled with much hard work, service to the community, achieving academic and personal goals, and making many memories. Congratulations and best wishes for the next part of your journey! Click to watch the livestream of the 2022 commencement ceremony.

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    2023 AMCAS Cycle , redirect

    The 2023 AMCAS application cycle opens this week! Click for a list of important VTCSOM deadlines. And as always, if you have any questions during the application cycle, please do not hesitate to email us at vtcadmissions@vt.edu!

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    Unique Clinical Experiences , redirect

    VTC is proud to offer a unique clinical science curriculum with excellent and practical experiences. Click to learn more about our clinical value domain.

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    Admissions Team , redirect

    More You Know Monday: The VTC Admissions team has expanded! Click to learn more about our Admissions team!

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    Ut Prosim , redirect

    A central aspect of the Virginia Tech community is its motto: Ut Prosim. Click to learn more about how Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute have embodied the spirit of Ut Prosim.

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    Gaining Research Experience , redirect

    VTCSOM dedicates more than 1,200 hours of its curriculum to research, and part of our holistic application review includes research experience or the strong aptitude to perform independent research. Click to read more advice for gaining research experience.

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    Holistic Review , redirect

    Are you gearing up for the next admissions cycle? As applicants are preparing for and reflecting on their applications, many are considering what VTCSOM looks for in our holistic review process. Click here to check out our Admissions Overview webpage to learn more.

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    PBL Rooms , redirect

    One of the most popular attractions for VTCSOM applicants is the small class size and problem-based learning (PBL) model. To watch a video and learn more about PBL, click here.

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    Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine YouTube Page , redirect

    Have you checked out the VTCSOM Youtube channel lately? Click to view news, information, and events around campus...and don't forget to like and subscribe!

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    Martin Luther King Jr Day , redirect

    VTCSOM celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) echoes the values and visions of Dr. King. Click to learn more about VTCSOM's on-going efforts toward fostering an inclusive and service-oriented environment.

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    Clubs, Organizations, and Student Interest Groups , redirect

    Passionate about lifelong learning and a life of service? VTCSOM provides many opportunities for students to engage with each other and the greater community. Click here to check out the link for a comprehensive list of VTCSOM clubs, organizations, and special interest groups.

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    Why VTC? , redirect

    Why do students choose VTC? Click to visit the "About VTCSOM" section to learn more about the special community and curriculum that have appealed to thousands of applicants this cycle.

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    Admissions To Do List , redirect

    It's that time of year to make a list and check it twice! Click to review all upcoming deadlines.

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    Application Updates , redirect

    What have you been up to since submitting your primary AMCAS application? If you have new relevant clinical/research experiences that were not included in your primary application, now is a good time to let us know about them!

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    VTCSOM Virtual Open House , redirect

    Don't forget to register and attend the Virtual Open House next week, Tuesday, November 16.

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    Glimpse of Roanoke , redirect

    A few months ago, a newly arrived M1 told the admissions team that we "undersold Roanoke". More recently, current M1s told a group of interviewees to choose VTCSOM "for no other reason besides Roanoke." We are so pleased to hear how much our students love our city! Click to watch the video below to get a glimpse of a prominent deciding factor for many applicants.

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    Advanced Degree Opportunities , redirect

    Interested in learning more about the opportunity to pursue a PhD while completing your MD at VTCSOM? Click to read more about our advanced degree opportunities.

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    Opening of FBRI , redirect

    On October 12, Virginia Tech celebrated the grand opening of Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. Research continues to be one of the main reasons why individuals are drawn to apply to VTC, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute provides many opportunities for VTC students. Click here for an informative tour of the new facility.

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    Deadlines , redirect

    VTCSOM is accepting primary applications for this admissions cycle through December 1, 2021. Secondary applications are due by December 17, 2021. Click the image for more information about deadlines.

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    Interview Info , redirect

    It was great to meet and speak with some of our wonderful applicants during our first Interview Day on Saturday, September 11. While virtual interviews may have unique challenges, preparing is quite similar to in-person interviews. Review the following tips, and for more information about Virtual Interviews at VTCSOM.

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    Missing Emails , redirect

    Reminder: If you suspect that you have missed an email from us, be sure to check your spam/junk folder, and do not hesitate to inquire by emailing us at vtcadmissions@vt.edu. Click here for more information about timelines and deadlines.

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    Academic Requirements , redirect

    The following academic coursework is required for applicants to the school of medicine. The school’s leadership believes that this coursework is necessary to provide medical students with an adequate foundation for their medical education. For information about required and recommended coursework, click the graphic.

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    Research , redirect

    VTCSOM dedicates over 1,200 hours of research to its medical school curriculum. The graphic highlights how research is incorporated throughout all four years at VTCSOM.

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    International Rotations , redirect

    VTCSOM has established partnerships with hospitals and medical education programs in nine countries. Click for more information.

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    Carilion Clinic Fast Facts , redirect

    Carilion Clinic serves as the primary clinical training facility for VTCSOM medical students. Click here to learn more about Carilion Clinic's community impact.

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    Class of 2025 Statistics , redirect

    VTCSOM Admissions wishes the Class of 2025 the very best as they begin orientation today! Click to view the statistics of previously matriculated classes.

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    By The Numbers , redirect

    If you are applying to VTCSOM this cycle, here are some numbers and dates to keep in mind as you move through the admissions process. For more information, click here to visit our Admissions Overview page.

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    Top 3 Tips for Secondary Applications , redirect

    Completing a secondary application can seem like a challenging task. Before starting on your secondary application, consider these tips from the VTCSOM Admissions Team. Click for more advice about applying to medical school.

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    CASPer FAQs , redirect

    VTCSOM requires a CASPer score from applicants who qualify for and complete secondary applications.

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    Virtual Interview Day , redirect

    VTCSOM Admissions will be conducting virtual interviews this application cycle.

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    2021 Match Day , redirect

    VTCSOM fourth year students celebrated their long-awaited Match Day, the day medical school students nationwide find out where they are headed for residency. Click here for more information about Match Days at VTCSOM.

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    Student Wellness , redirect

    VTCSOM values the importance of our students' overall wellness. From physical wellness to mental health, our school provides a variety of services and programs to ensure our students prosper here in Roanoke.

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    Open House , redirect

    Please join us for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Virtual Fall Open House on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 5:30PM EST. Associate Dean of Admissions, Dr. Melanie Prusakowski, will be giving a presentation about our school and its offerings. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. We encourage you to share this invitation with others who may also have an interest in our MD program. Click to register.

For more "The More You Know" moments, please like our VTCSOM Admissions Facebook page.