Holistic review medical school admissions affords each applicant balanced consideration of life experiences that are valued by the school, personal attributes, and metrics that predict academic success. The goal is to select applicants who can not only succeed, but those who can best fulfill a school’s mission and diversity interests. This session will review the rationale for implementation and four core principles of holistic review admissions noting the multiple dimensions of diversity that contribute to educational excellence of a medical school class and future physician workforce. An example will be presented of how one medical school implemented holistic review. Another example will be presented of the diversity outcomes that resulted from another school’s long term implementation of holistic review.