Dear Colleagues,

I hope that the lengthening hours of daylight are offering you all hope that spring is on the way and, symbolically, that we may be viewing the proverbial light at the end of the dark COVID year that we’ve all endured.

Recently, Tahnee Prokopow, our primary pre-health Advisor shared with me some news worth bragging about. Between 2011-2019, UM-Dearborn students did exceptionally well when applying to medical school. In all, the university had 348 students apply to MD and DO programs with 158 of those students gaining acceptance. That is an acceptance rate of 45%, a rate higher than the national average of 41% for MD schools and 35% for DO (osteopathic) schools. Of those accepted, all but 9 earned degrees through the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters!

During that same timeframe, if one takes into account an academic competency of 3.5 GPA or higher, along with professional and personal competencies, our students have been accepted to medical school at a 66% acceptance rate. In short, our students, thanks to the excellent education and research opportunities provided by our faculty and the excellent support offered by our staff, are doing very well. At this moment when the whole world is counting on medical professionals to help see us through this current pandemic, we can take great pride in knowing that CASL is doing more than its share in creating these health leaders!

Martin Hershock, Dean

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