Application Requirements

The PRIME program requires:

  • Online Application: Start the online application. Please indicate that you are applying to the School of Medicine, Certificate, PRIME program
  • Transcripts: Include school-issued unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for all colleges or universities attended. Electronic transcripts can also be emailed to PRIME@case.edu
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that has been conferred prior to the start of the program
  • Resume/CV: Upload your current resume/CV outlining all work experience and volunteer roles with timeframes. Make sure to highlight any completed research positions or opportunities experienced
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. A professor who can attest to your academic or professional experience is recommended to write one or more of these recommendations. The online application will request recommenders' contact info for electronic submission
  • Statement of Purpose: Address your interest in medicine through past or current activities, and your commitment to understanding and serving the needs of others. This could be highlighting volunteer activities and/or community service 
  • Application Fee: Pay the $50 application fee upon submission of your application
  • Test Scores: 
    • MCAT scores: If you have taken the MCAT, you must self-report and upload your test-taker copy of the MCAT score report. If you haven't taken the MCAT yet, you may submit your application without the scores.
    • GRE scores (Optional): Self-report and upload your test-taker copy of the GRE score report. This is not required but can help your application if you have not taken the MCAT yet. 

For international applicants: if you are not a citizen of an English speaking country or if your previous college or university was not taught in English please submit an English proficiency exam (IELTS, TOFEL, or PTE)

Who Gets In?

Competitive applications will have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and an undergraduate science GPA of 3.25 or higher and test scores above the 50th percentile. The strongest candidates will also have a strong personal statement that shows personal growth and reflection on how completing this program will help them get into medical school. 

We believe that students with a 3.4 GPA or better have the best chance of success in the program in improving their credentials for admission to medical school. However, we do not have specific cutoffs for MCAT or GPA. We, like most medical schools, review your application holistically. The admissions committee will look at your application to see if we feel that this program, with a combination of coursework, research/volunteer experiences, etc., can help you become a competitive applicant for medical school.

Dates and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis per availability in the program. Students can begin the program in Fall, Spring, or Summer. The majority of students start in the Fall semester, but you can also take advantage of reduced tuition costs in Case Western Reserve's summer semester, which would also accelerate the completion of the program.

Fall Application Timeline
Priority #1 March 15
International Student Deadline May 1
Scholarship Priority Deadline June 15
Priority #2 July 1
Final  August 1

 

Summer Application Timeline
Priority #1 February 1
Scholarship Priority Deadline            March 15
Final  May 1

 

Spring Application Timeline
Priority #1 October 1
Scholarship Priority Deadline                    November 1
Final December 1

Recommendation Letters and Official Transcripts

We require that you submit at least two letters of recommendation. Official transcripts are required if you are officially offered admission to the program. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for us to review your application and can be uploaded to your application. Copies can also be sent to prime@case.edu.