MD Program

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the excellent medical education offered at WMed.

Our goal is to attract students from across the nation who are prepared academically and socially to succeed in medical school. We understand you’re more than your MCAT scores and GPA. We value students who:

  • Work together as a team
  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Have a dedication to serve others
  • Know how to problem solve
  • Can communicate effectively
  • Make decisions with integrity

Our holistic review process balances an applicant’s unique qualities and life experiences, with their academic accomplishments. We look forward to learning about your background and future goals as you begin your life-long study of medicine.

We encourage you to learn more about our application process and admissions requirements, unique integrated curriculum, and our students.

Medical Student Outcomes

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the US. These three exams – Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS – are required for advancement and graduation. As of September 2017, we are proud to share Step 1 scores from our inaugural Class of 2018.

USMLE Step 1

WMed 98%
First Time
Pass Rate
National 96%
First Time
Pass Rate
Mean Score (15 SD)
Mean Score (20 SD)
* Scores reported through September 27, 2017

Meet the Admissions Team

Jean Shelton, MS 
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Life 

As assistant dean for admissions and student life, Jean is responsible for all aspects of recruitment, admissions, and matriculation. When students begin at WMed, they will continue to see Jean in her work with student events like the White Coat Ceremony, Match Day, and graduation. Jean also oversees the 40+ student interest groups and organizations along with assisting in career and personal advising. Prior to her role as an assistant dean, Jean was the founding director of admissions at WMed. She brings 10 years of experience in medical and healthcare admissions experience.

Admissions Team

Steve McDonald, Assistant Director of Admissions

Gabriela Saliwanchik, Coordinator for Admissions and Student Life

Linda Babb, Admissions Administrative Assistant

To contact the admissions team, please e-mail or call 269.337.6100.