The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
(MWU-CVM) presents to its students a four year program leading to the Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The first 8 quarters are a mix of classroom
lectures, laboratories, simulation lab exercises with virtual clients and
patients, and small group, student-centered learning experiences. Hands-on live
animal contact begins in the first quarter and continues throughout the program.
Quarters 9-13 involve diverse clinical training, both on campus (about 85%) and
at external sites (about 15%). Three new buildings, including a 109,000 square
foot small animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a roughly 36,000 square foot
large animal/pathology facility, insure our students will begin their careers
in state-of-the-art surroundings.
The MWU-CVM has received a
Letter of Reasonable Assurance from the American Veterinary Medical Association
(AVMA) Council on Education. This notification clears the way for the College
to begin admitting students to its inaugural class of 100 students who are
scheduled to matriculate in August 2014. It further indicates the University
and College submitted a plan which successfully met the 11 standards required
by the AVMA to become accredited. The program will be eligible for provisional
accreditation in 2014 and full accreditation in 2018, upon graduation of the
The CVM utilizes the Veterinary Medical College Application
Service (VMCAS). The VMCAS application is available online at www.aavmc.org.
The VMCAS application cycle opens in June of each year. The official VMCAS
application deadline is generally in the first week of October. Midwestern
University Office of Admissions may require a supplemental application form to
be completed. Students who do not apply through VMCAS, or who have not met the
VMCAS deadlines, must apply directly to the Midwestern University Office of
Admissions. The direct application cycle will begin the first week of October,
and the application will be available online at www.midwestern.edu. Requests
for withdrawing an application must be submitted in writing. In accordance with
the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges acceptance deadline
policy, students are not required to accept or reject an offer of admission
until April 15. Students may accept or reject earlier if so inclined. If a
signed letter accepting admission and the required deposit are not received by
April 15, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Students seeking admission to the CVM must submit the following
Completion of prerequisite coursework or plans to complete the
coursework prior to matriculation. (Confirmed by official transcripts)
a. Minimum science AND minimum
total cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
b. No grade lower than a C in
any course will be accepted for credit. (Pass/fail and satisfactory/
unsatisfactory grading is not acceptable in prerequisite science courses).
Completion of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) of veterinary,
health sciences, animal or biomedical research experience. Students with
additional hours of work experience will present a stronger case for admission.
Competitive scores on the GRE General Test.
Three letters of recommendation. (Students may submit up to 6
letters of recommendation.)
a. At least one of the letters must be from a veterinarian.
b. The other letters can be from other veterinarians, or from Pre-Veterinary
or science professors, or from someone who can testify to the integrity and
ethical standards of the applicant.
c. Letters written by family members are not acceptable.
d. Letters must be submitted by evaluators. Letters submitted by
students are not accepted by the Office of Admissions.
Although not required, a Bachelor’s degree will make a candidate
Demonstrate an understanding of the veterinary medical
Demonstrate service orientation through com-munity service or
Have a proper motivation for and commitment to the veterinary
profession as demonstrated by previous salaried work, volunteer work, or other
Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to
interact with patients, clients, and colleagues
Pass the Midwestern University criminal back-ground check
Abide by Midwestern University’s Drug-Free Workplace and
Substance Abuse Policy.
Meet the Technical Standards for the College (see below).
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
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Accepts International Students?
Science electives include biochemistry,
cell biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, etc.
Student applications may be strengthened by inclusion of a biochemistry course.
Minimum of 64 total semester hours/96 quarter hours