Applications from underrepresented students to the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine are reviewed by the Admissions Committee using the same criteria applied to all applications. Candidates for admission receive a full review and are selected on a competitive basis. Underrepresented candidates invited for an interview meet with the associate dean, assistant dean and/or assistant director of the Health Career Opportunity Programs office, and medical or dental students who answer questions in an informal setting. The associate dean, assistant dean, and assistant director are members of the Admissions Committee. Students also act as hosts for medical and dental school applicants.