Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine | Nutley, NJ | Admission Student Criteria   

Criteria for Selecting Students

Our candidates must be committed to a future in which all persons have access to effect equal health outcomes, regardless of race and socioeconomic status.

You, as a candidate, should possess the personal qualities of integrity, empathy, concern for the welfare of others, interest, and motivation. You should also possess:

  • the emotional and psychological health required for the full use of your intellectual abilities;
  • the exercise of good judgment;
  • the capacity for prompt completion of all responsibilities associated with studying the diagnosis and care of patients; and
  • the ability to develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients, patients’ families, and professional colleagues.

You must also be able to adapt to changing environments, to be flexible, and to function in the face of ambiguities inherent in the clinical situation.

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