Program Spotlight: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine


Location:   North Chicago, Illinois

Number of students:  70

Application Cycle:  April - December 1st through CASPA (rolling admissions)

Interview dates:  September - February

Start date:  Late May

Length of Program:  24 months

Public/Private:  Private (no preference for Illinois students)

HCE:  Strongly recommended (average of students is 800 hrs)

GPA:  Minimum overall and science of 2.75 with minimum C is all prerequisite

Shadowing:  Strongly recommended

The Good Stuff:

  • Prerequisites are pretty basic - Biochem, anatomy/physiology, Psych, Microbiology.  And that's it!  There are some other recommended courses as well, but no biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, or any of that. 
  • There's an option to a diversity statement, separate from your personal statement, to tell them more about yourself and why you would be a good fit for the program. 
  • On the quarter system
  • Interviews are MMI style (Multiple Mini Interviews)

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