Congratulations on your admission to Middlebury! We are excited you have decided to join the Middlebury College community for a preview of the opportunities and experiences that await you as a Middlebury student. The Office of Health Professions Advising provides support to Middlebury students and alumni as they consider careers in and prepare for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and other allied health professions schools. As you weigh the options for your college career as a pre-health student, download our Preview Days brochure below for some highlights of our resources and services at Middlebury.
- Individual advising is available to any student through quick question hours and by appointment.
- Group information sessions are provided for students new to pre-health and to students who are beginning the process of applying to medical school or other health prfessions training programs.
- A number of workshops and events are offered throughout the academic year.
- The Center for Careers & Internships offers Peer Career Advisers who are trained to work with students to edit your cover letter and resume, and essays and personal statements for applications.
- When students apply to health professions school, a committee letter is prepared on their behalf. This letter is preferred by health professions schools as one means of evaluating candidates, and summarizes students’ academics, activities, recommendation letters, and interaction with the Health Professions Committee, as established through individual contact and interviews.
- Read below about studying at an American medical school as an international student.
- Finally our website features a variety of helpful information and resources, including Frequently Asked Questions.
(also helpful: the AAMC Timeline for Application/Admission to Medical School)
Our Acceptance Rates
- 94% cohort acceptance rate into medical school
2019 Applicant Snapshot
- 3.71 – Average GPA of health professions applicants
- 88% – Average MCAT percentile
- 13 different majors represented in our prehealth cohort
Top 10 Medical School Acceptances
(for the last 8 years)
- Robert D. Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
- Tufts University School of Medicine
- Boston University School of Medicine
- Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
- University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Albany Medical College
- New York Medical College
- New York University
- Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
- Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac
Science and Mathematics at Middlebury
Students who want the best in STEM education will find it here, as well as a holistic education that fosters a deep and integrative approach to any field of study they choose. Middlebury’s science and math departments blend the high-tech facilities and cutting edge research typically associated with larger universities with the collaborative learning atmosphere of a liberal arts college. With eleven departments and programs focused on math and both the physical and life sciences, Middlebury not only has a broad range of ways to study the sciences, it gives students the freedom to explore them all.
Will I be able to study at an American medical school after graduating from Middlebury?
International students (those who are not US citizens or permanent residents) often find that admission to American medical schools is extremely difficult. Many institutions, especially medical schools at state-run universities, do not consider applications from international students. Private institutions may consider international students for admission, but are extremely competitive and often require applicants to place a significant portion of their four year tuition in escrow prior to medical school enrollment, an amount that may exceed $250,000. Because international students are not eligible for the government or non-government loans that most U.S. citizens and permanent residents use to finance their medical education, affording a medical education in the U.S. is a formidable barrier.
While Middlebury welcomes international students to campus regardless of their post-college goals, it is important for international students considering attendance at Middlebury or other American colleges and universities to think carefully about the barriers to attending an American medical school after graduation. Prospective students interested in this career path should speak with Middlebury’s Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising early on to better understand the challenges they might encounter. You can contact Mary Lothrop at 802.443.5077 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the medical school admissions process.