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Tufts University School of Medicine

Premed Requirements in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the following changes in Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) premed requirements will be in effect for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

  • TUSM will consider P/F (pass/no-pass) grades for all coursework which will be utilized as part of our holistic evaluation process.
  • Only coursework taken between the winter of 2020 and the summer of 2021 will be included for this exception.
  • Those who can continue to receive conventional grades are strongly encouraged to utilize that option.
  • For students who submit P/F grades, a statement from your school documenting your schools grading system during this time frame will be required.
  • Students are encouraged not to ‘overload’ on P/F grades during this time frame (not to take an unusually large number of courses).
  • TUSM does not have a policy prohibiting applicants from taking prerequisite courses online, and this stance will be continued.
  • MCATs will continue to be an admissions requirement and utilized as part of our holistic evaluation process. 
  • A statement will be placed on our secondary application allowing you to contextualize your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted your educational and personal journey.