The New York Times - The Changing Face of Medical School Admissions

Medical school admissions policies have been quietly but radically changing in a handful of medical schools.

 – May 2, 2013  –– 

Two years ago, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published a study detailing the results of an "early assurance" program launched in 1987 – students performed as well as their more traditional counterparts. Based on the successful outcomes, the school now plans to expand the program. Beginning this fall, they will invite college sophomores from all majors to apply and will reserve half the slots of each medical school class for these non-traditional premedical students. “It’s time for us to take some risks,” said Dr. David Muller, author of one of The New England Journal of Medicine articles and dean for medical education at Mount Sinai. “We need to push the limits on what we’ve been complacent about for too long.” Learn more.