FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Apply to Medical School AFTER Graduating from IC

Not ready for medical school now--premed committee's recommendation AFTER graduating from IC:

What if I’m not ready to go straight to medical school after graduation?

The average age of the entering medical student is approximately 24 years old, moving closer to 25. That means that many medical students don’t got straight to medical school, but spend a year or two working, taking classes, volunteering, or whatever before embarking on their medical career. It takes at least 6-7 years to complete your medical training, so if you’re not ready yet, by all means wait until you are truly ready.

What if I don’t apply to schools until after I leave IC? Will the premed committee still write a letter of recommendation?

Absolutely. We ask that students planning to go on to medical school at some point in the future interview with the premed committee their Senior year. We will generate a letter of recommendation and keep it on file until you are ready to apply. When you do begin the application process, contact the Chair of the Premed Committee to update them on what you’ve done since graduation. The Chair will then update your letter and send it to medical schools at your request. 

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