Application Requirements

Ready to Apply?

In the application system, after creating an account, click on "Non-Degree Application Form" and then choose "PRIME" from the first drop-down.

The PRIME program requires:

  • Successful completion of bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that has been conferred prior to matriculation.
  • A personal statement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and serving the needs of others through volunteer activities and/or community service.
  • Demonstrated interest in medicine through past or current activities.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Three letters or recommendation (or two if one is a committee letter).
  • An updated resume or CV
  • A standardized test: MCAT or GRE (school code 1105).

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 received by July 15 will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date will be accepted 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 completion of the program.

Recommendation Letters and Official Transcripts

We require that you submit at least three letters of recommendation (or two if one is a committee letter). 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