Requirements and Criteria

What we're looking for: leaders, role models, and scholars

The Medical Admissions Committee seeks applicants who will become leaders and role models in the practice of medicine and the advancement of human health. The Committee especially values intellectual curiosity, prior experience in research or the clinical realm, a demonstrated commitment to serving others, integrity, and enthusiasm.

All applicants must present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants who have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree may apply to Alpert Medical School; however, the baccalaureate degree program must be completed prior to matriculation.

Alpert Medical School welcomes applications from candidates underrepresented in the field of medicine, as well as those with military service. In the MD Class of 2023, 27% came from groups underrepresented in medicine, and four are U.S. military veterans or service members.

We also welcome Rhode Island residents to apply. Most of our Rhode Island students apply during or after their college years through the American Medical Collage Application Service (AMCAS), but we also have Rhode Islanders here with us who applied through our other routes of admission.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University considers transfer applications only under extraordinary or highly compelling circumstances, and on a space available basis. Only students enrolled in U.S. Medical Schools can be considered. Please see our Advanced Standing/Transfer Policy for details.

Brown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.