While admissions clusters determine the admissibility of individual applicants, the BIMS Admissions Committee has final authority for all admissions policy decisions with the goal of creating a fair and consistent admissions process.
Membership selection and composition
The Admissions Committee is composed of the faculty member charged with spearheading diversity recruitment for BIMS and the two faculty co-chairs of each of the five admissions clusters for the BIMS-affiliated degree granting programs. The co-chairs are named by the chairs of the basic science departments associated with each admissions cluster and serve at the will of the chairs. The BIMS Admissions Committee chair is the associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs by virtue of that position and has full voting rights. No member of the BIMS Admissions Committee shall have more than one vote.
The chair of the BIMS Admissions Committee will call meetings as needed.
A quorum is constituted when a simple majority (greater than 50%) of the voting committee members are present at any meeting.
The chair of the BIMS Admissions Committee records the votes at each committee meeting. The associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs presents an annual report to the dean or the dean’s designee, program directors and department chairs The report will include information on the students who applied, were invited for interview, were interviewed, were offered admission, and matriculated to the School.