consider many factors when deciding which applicants to accept into their
programs. Many use “holistic review” strategies that include looking at the
total applicant, not just grades and test scores. Factors considered in the
holistic admissions process include: Experiences, Personal Attributes, and Metrics.
We all hear about the
importance of good grades and test scores, but most successful candidates for
admission not only demonstrate academic potential, but also show through their
actions and experiences that they are motivated, compassionate and have the
potential to be caring, ethical health care providers.