All applicants who meet the minimal prerequisites will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants found to be competitive are invited for an interview, which lasts an entire day. The interview process serves a dual purpose:
- It provides a realistic evaluation of eligibility for admission into the program, as it assesses personality, clarity of thought, strength of academic background, quality of related clinical and work experience, and knowledge of the profession.
- It gives the applicant an opportunity to learn more about the program's teaching and learning philosophy and to spend time with faculty and enrolled students to appraise the program in terms of meeting personal and professional growth.
During the regular admission process, the program uses a rolling admissions format and applicants can be notified of their acceptance status within one week post-interview. Interviews begin as early as November but for the majority of applicants, interviews are held during January and February, on either a Friday or Saturday. A full class is accepted by March 1.