The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is currently in the process of obtaining appropriate approvals from accrediting bodies in order to recruit and admit students. Pending accreditation approvals, we anticipate accepting our first class for the fall of 2018. We are prohibited from recruiting students until we achieve preliminary accreditation.
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Admission Prerequisites

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine will seek diverse and highly qualified scholars to be trained as physician-innovators and leaders of tomorrow in our engineering-infused medical curriculum. At the time of matriculation, applicants must have graduated from an accredited college or university. There will be no restrictions on the course of study or major pursued by the applicant. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be considered. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be required and used as a component in a holistic evaluation of an applicant to ensure they have the appropriate competencies to succeed in our unique curriculum.

Suggested experience

Future applicants should have strong backgrounds in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, Physics and Social Sciences.
A competitive applicant who will be more likely to succeed in our curriculum will also have some experience in:
computer programming and languages
modeling and/or data sciences
healthcare settings

and will demonstrate:
strong interpersonal communication
leadership skills

Innovation, design, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, or industrial experience in medical or related settings will be considered a plus.

Suggested courses and labs

Competency in many of these areas will most likely be met through courses taken during undergraduate studies. Below is a list of courses that would provide the appropriate background. We recognize that other course formats or combinations can also provide equivalent preparation. Our unique curriculum includes significant quantitative analyses, therefore, the necessary quantitative background goes beyond that gained in the typical premedical curriculum.

Applicants may demonstrate competence through the following suggested courses and labs:
General/Organic Chemistry with Lab (3 semesters)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
Biology with Lab (2 semesters)
Physiology, Systems Biology or other advanced biology course (1 semester)
Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
Humanities/Social Science course work as defined by the undergraduate major
Calculus (2 semesters)
Statistics (1 semester)
Multivariable calculus
Differential equations
Linear algebra

If you have any questions regarding this suggested course work, or additional ways to meet these competencies prior to matriculation, please contact the Admissions Office.

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