All applicants to the VCU School of Medicine who receive an acceptance will have a criminal background check performed by Certiphi Screening Inc. If there is a positive finding you will be notified by Certiphi first; this will allow you to make corrections to the report and verify the information. If there is no change in your status Certiphi will then notify VCU of their positive findings. VCU’s Criminal Background Committee will meet to discuss your Certiphi report to determine if acceptance is to be withdrawn. We encourage full disclosure at all times on the AMCAS and supplemental applications, as dishonesty will impact the committee’s decision. If you have a legal finding or institutional action against you after the supplemental is submitted please notify our admissions office immediately. Once an applicant is matriculated, full disclosure is also required throughout your time in medical school. Criminal background checks are repeated for all students at the end of the second year and for specific program participations throughout medical school.
Last update: 6/17/2009
The VCU Bulletin is in transition! As we move from this first iteration of our online Bulletin to a new product and process, what you find on this website is information for the 2014-15 academic year.
While much of the curricular information remains the same, changes that were approved with the effective date of fall 2015 will not be reflected on this website. Prospective students may wish to contact the school or department that administers their program of interest in order to discuss the most current curriculum and concentration options.
Enrolled students who are completing their studies under an effective Bulletin may continue to access the archives at http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/archives.aspx, where past Bulletins are available to reference or download.
Our anticipated launch of the new VCU Bulletin is July 2015. To follow our progress, visit the new Bulletin blog.