MD: Policy on External Factors


LCME Element 10.2 requires that the final responsibility for selecting medical students must reside with a formally constituted faculty committee and that the selection of individual medical students for admission is not influenced by any political or financial factors. This policy, together with the Policy on the Final Authority of the Admission Committee, is intended to clarify the role that external factors may play.


Persons or groups external to the Committee on Admissions may assist with the identification of applicants, but they do not have decision-making authority. The selection of individual students at WUSM must not be influenced by factors exogenous to the admissions process, such as political or financial factors.

The Policy on External Factors was last approved by the Academic Affairs Committee on Aug. 12, 2021. All substantive edits to this policy require approval by the Academic Affairs Committee.