Health Professions provides advising and resources for prospective students interested in pre-health while weighing their college options. They support Middlebury students and alumni considering careers in, and preparing for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and other allied health professions schools.
Individual advising is available to any student by e-mail and appointment. A number of information sessions, workshops, and events are offered throughout the academic year through Health Professions in the CTLR.
The Writing Center has both students and staff available to read drafts of application essays and personal statements.
Peer career advisers who are trained to work with students to edit your cover letters and resumes can be found in the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI).
When eligible students and alumni apply to medical school, a committee letter is prepared on their behalf. These letters are one of the preferred evaluations by medical schools, and summarizes students’ academics, activities, recommendation letters, and interaction with the Health Professions Committee, as established through individual contact and interviews.
Middlebury Acceptance Rate
- 90% cohort acceptance rate into medical school over last 4 years
- 3.71 – Average GPA of health professions applicants
- 88% – Average MCAT percentile
Top 10 Medical School Acceptances
- 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.
International students (those who are not US citizens or permanent residents) 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 $250,000.00. 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 early on to better understand the challenges they might encounter.
You can contact Mary Lothrop with any questions regarding the medical school admissions process.