Veterinary Medicine in Glendale
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine considers for admission students who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary for becoming exemplary veterinary professionals. To select these students, the College uses a rolling admissions process within a competitive admissions framework.
|Prerequisite Course||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics with lab||4||6|
Students seeking admission to the MWU-CVM must submit the following documented evidence:
Students seeking admissions to MWU-CVM must:
Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 hours must be in the sciences, six hours in non-remedial English composition, and three hours in speech/public speaking.
Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit for prerequisite coursework completed outside the US or at a Canadian institution that does not use English as its primary language of instruction and documentation must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation obtained from one of the following evaluation services:
International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will be required to complete all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university in the United States, or at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.
For clarification about recognized post-secondary institutions in Canada that use English as a primary language of instruction and documentation, international applicants should contact the Midwestern University Office of Admissions.
A candidate must have abilities and skills in five areas: 1) observation; 2) communication; 3) motor; 4) conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and 5) behavioral and social. Technological compensation can be made for some limitation in certain of these areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.
I. Observation: The candidate must be able to accurately make observations at a distance and close at hand. Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and sense of touch and is enhanced by the functional use of all of the other senses.
II. Communication: The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, efficiently, and sensitively in both oral and written form and be able to perceive nonverbal communication.
III. Motor: Candidates must be able to coordinate both gross and fine muscular movements, maintain equilibrium, and have functional use of the senses of touch and vision. The candidate must possess sufficient postural control, neuromuscular control, and eye-to-hand coordination to perform profession-specific skills and tasks.
IV. Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: The candidate must be able to problem solve, measure, calculate, reason, analyze, record, and synthesize large amounts of information in a timely manner. The candidate must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand spatial relationships.
V. Behavioral and Social Attributes: The candidate must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his/her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and the consistent, prompt completion of all responsibilities and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships. The candidate must be able to tolerate physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing workloads and to function effectively under stress. The candidate must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, effective interpersonal skills, willingness and ability to function as an effective team player, interest and motivation to learn, are all personal qualities required during the educational process.
Candidates are required to certify that they understand and meet these Technical Standards. Candidates must provide such certification prior to matriculation. Candidates who may not meet the Technical Standards must inform the Director of Admissions, who will then contact the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students, in consultation with the academic dean (and program director), will identify and discuss what accommodations, if any, the College(/Program) would need to make that would allow the candidate to complete the curriculum. The College(/Program) is not able to grant accommodations that alter the educational standards of the curriculum. Students must meet the Technical Standards for the duration of enrollment in their professional program.
The MWU-CVM uses multiple criteria to select the most qualified, diverse group of candidates to interview. Applicants are evaluated and selected based on their academic coursework, performance on the GRE, letters of recommendation, and interviews. It is highly recommended that applicants have significant animal, veterinary, or biomedical experience to strengthen their application.
To initiate the application process, prospective students must apply through the VMCAS. The VMCAS application is available online at www.aavmc.org. The application cycle opens in June of each year. The official VMCAS application deadline is October 2nd of each year. To finalize the application process the Midwestern University Office of Admissions will email a supplemental application form to all students who have met the admission requirements. This form must be completed as directed and returned to the Office of Admissions no later than March 1. Beginning October 3, 2013 students who have not yet applied through VMCAS can still apply for the Fall of 2014 cycle by submitting the MWU online application.
An undergraduate transcript with grades for a minimum of three semesters is required. Applications and credentials will be reviewed and decisions to interview candidates are made throughout the application cycle. Interviews are conducted and the selection of candidates is made until the class is filled. Applicants are notified of their selection status as soon as possible after their interview date. However, in accordance with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges acceptance deadline policy, students that are offered a position are not required to accept an offer of admission until April 15. Students may accept earlier if so inclined. If a signed letter accepting admission and the required deposit are not received by April 15, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.
Applicants must meet the admissions requirements listed previously. After receiving an applicant's processed information, the Midwestern University Office of Admissions will create an applicant file and the applicant files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine which applicants merit an interview based on criteria established by the College's Admissions Committee. A Midwestern University Admissions Officer will complete an Applicant Evaluation Form for each candidate. The Applicant Score will be derived from the applicant's total GPA, science GPA, GRE score, as well as non academic factors. Applicant rankings will be based on this score and will be used to make decisions on interviews. The Chair of the Admissions Committee, with approval of the Dean, may also place a number of students on an interview "wait list" pending possible openings toward the end of the interview cycle.
When applicants accept the invitation to interview, they will meet with members of an interview panel. The interview panel will consist of 3 members and will be made up of people from the following groups: CVM administrators and faculty members, faculty members from the Department of Basic Sciences, and local veterinarians who are not employed by MWU. Team members will question applicants about their academic and personal preparedness for veterinary school, and will rate the applicant on a standardized evaluation form. The interview panel will forward their evaluations of candidates to the Admissions Committee. The Committee may recommend to accept, to deny, or to place the applicant on either the hold or alternate list. Recommendations are then forwarded to the Dean for final approval. Students will then be notified of their status by the Office of Admissions.
After receiving either denial or end-of-cycle letters, applicants may reapply for the next enrollment cycle. Before reapplying, however, applicants should seek the advice of an admissions counselor.
To initiate the reapplication process, applicants must submit their applications to VMCAS. Applications are then processed according to standard application procedures.
The matriculation process begins after students receive notification of their acceptance to the College of Veterinary Medicine. To complete the matriculation process students must:
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine may elect to accept transfer students from other veterinary schools as long as these students remain in good academic standing and have an acceptable reason(s) for seeking transfer. Midwestern abides by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' Student Transfer Policy whereby the university "requires written notification from the Dean or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the school/college in which the student is currently enrolled. The written notification should confirm that the student is currently in good standing based on both academic and conduct factors".
To be considered for transfer, students must also meet the College's general requirements for admission. Students must also observe the following procedures: