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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students get into medical school from Monmouth?

This question is most frequently asked by students. It is one of the hardest questions to answer because there are many variables one must consider.

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Nearly all Monmouth University students with the following requirements have been accepted into medical school: a strong academic record (GPA of 3.5 or greater); strong MCAT scores (30 or greater); a strong letter of recommendation from Pre-Health Advising; demonstration of health care experience; extra curricular activities (volunteering, research, university activities, sports, etc.); and a successful medical school interview.

Monmouth has an excellent record of preparing competitive students who can excel in the best medical schools (Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Drexel University College of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). Monmouth students pursue the M.D., D.O., and combined M.D.-Ph.D. degrees.

What kinds of support are available to me?


After you are accepted to Monmouth, you will work closely with a dedicated, experienced Pre-Health Advisor. The advisor will help you select your courses and explain what you need to accomplish in order for you to be able to submit a competitive set of credentials to the medical school.

You will work with your Pre-Health Advisor until you graduate from Monmouth University.  Students who are already enrolled in Monmouth University may request to be on the Pre-Health Advising mailing list by completing the Pre-health Advising Registration eform. You may communicate with the Pre-health Advising office to request personal advising via

How do I request a Committee Letter of Recommendation (CLR)?

We have created an eform to initiate the process of requesting a Committee Letter of Recommendation (CLR). A student will use this eform to request entrance to our content management system (eCampus) . When you are enrolled in our eCampus course for this years application cycle you will be prompted to enter or upload the information the committee needs to write you the strongest letter possible. If you have a problem with the eform please contact

What kinds of information does the Pre-Health Advising Office need to write a CLR for me?

We need a lot of different kinds of information including recommendations from other faculty and professions, your own statements of your motivation for pursuing graduate study, as well as your GPA in Math and Science and your resume. After you have registered and formally requested a Committee Letter of Recommendation (CLR) you will be prompted for more information but the resume and the Pre-Health Performance Record Table can be prepared in advance.