UMW, GWU Sign Medical School Agreement

by | Jul 29, 2015 | Schools & Education

Excerpted from a story by Melina Downs, media manager, University of Mary Washington (UMW). Photo courtesy of UMW.

The University of Mary Washington and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have joined forces to streamline the process for UMW students to pursue medical school.

A memorandum of understanding signed by both institutions guarantees UMW Honors program students early acceptance to the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

“The agreement will let highly qualified students gain acceptance to medical school during the summer following their sophomore year,” said Richard Finkelstein, dean of UMW’s College of Arts and Sciences. “During their final two years at UMW, students will have the freedom and encouragement to study a wider range of subjects in the liberal arts than they might do otherwise. Because they will not be taking the MCATs, these students will have additional time for pursuing research, study abroad opportunities and rigorous liberal arts course work that matches their interests and ambitions.”

The agreement was signed on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, by President Richard V. Hurley, Provost Jonathan Levin, and Dean Finkelstein, and goes into effect immediately.

Honors students interested in pursuing this opportunity will work closely with their academic advisors to meet the minimum requirements for application, both curricular and extracurricular.

“I’m delighted to have worked on this agreement because it represents what both of our institutions recognize—that a rigorous liberal arts education provides the best preparation for a professional career,” said Finkelstein.


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