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At Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, we look for more than bright minds. We seek students who want to change lives, transform health care, and define the future of medicine. Ensure you are prepared, and learn more about our submission items and deadlines.

TimelineAction
Early May AMCAS application opens
June 1-Oct. 1 Application window
August-November  Applicants invited to interview
September-December Campus interviews take place
Oct. 15  Deadline to post MCAT scores to AMCAS application
Oct. 15  Deadline to submit transcripts
Nov. 1 Deadline to submit secondary application and fee
Nov. 1 Deadline to submit letters of recommendation
February  Applicants initially offered acceptance
February Applicants offered alternate list positions
March-June Applicants accepted from the alternate list
June 15 Deadline to submit official transcript from undergraduate or Pharm.D. conferring school
Early July  Orientation

Prerequisites and requirements

Review the academic and test prerequisites and technical standards for students applying for admission to the M.D. Program at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Find out more about our M.D. Program's acceptance rate and admissions statistics .

Transfer student policy

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine does not accept requests for advanced standing transfer from medical school students either currently or previously enrolled in another medical school program, international or domestic.

The only pathway to matriculation at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is through application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

How to apply

Students in the M.D. Program receive outstanding integrated clinical and research training, and also acquire the skills to be leaders in an ever-changing and challenging health care environment. We encourage you to apply and join us for an unparalleled medical training experience.

Application requirements

M.d. program application requirements.

All applications submitted to AMCAS must include the following:

  • Online AMCAS application:  Submit your application during the application window, between   June 1-Oct. 1.
  • Transcripts:  Transcripts for all previously completed academic programs must be submitted to AMCAS by Oct. 15.
  • Application processing/secondary fee: Applicants selected for secondary review will be required to pay a $120 processing fee by Nov. 1 (unless granted a fee waiver by AMCAS).
  • Letters of recommendation: Applicants must submit a minimum of three individual letters or one committee letter. Review Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine letters of recommendation requirements and submit letters of recommendation through the AMCAS Letter Service by Nov. 1.
  • MCAT: Applicants must complete an MCAT exam within three years of their intended matriculation (between January 2022 and September 2024 for the 2025 admissions cycle) and achieve a minimum score of 508.

M.D.-Ph.D. training program application

If you are interested in M.D.-Ph.D. training, visit the Medical Scientist Training Program website for more information.

Primary application

Complete the online application through the  American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) . Applications are accepted June 1 through Oct. 1. Given the highly competitive nature of our program, early submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

As a national medical school, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine has one AMCAS application for our three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota. Applicants who meet our prerequisites and requirements will receive our secondary application.

  • Secondary application

Applicants invited to complete a secondary application will have the opportunity to select and rank up to four campus track options:

  • Arizona 4-Year Track.  The Arizona campus is your home base for all four years.
  • Minnesota 4-Year Track.  The Minnesota campus is your home base for all four years.
  • Arizona/Florida Track. You complete preclinical coursework on the Arizona campus and then clinical clerkships on the Florida campus.
  • Minnesota/Florida Track.  You complete preclinical coursework on the Minnesota campus and then clinical clerkships on the Florida campus.

Applicants must select at least one campus track option. Options ranked will be considered at the time of interview invitation and acceptance.

An application is considered complete when the secondary application has been submitted, the $120 fee has been paid or waived, and the minimum number of letters of recommendation has been met.

Secondary application questions

Each essay must be 500 words or less.

  • Why are you specifically interested in pursuing your medical education at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine? Please tell us in a few sentences why you are interested in the top track choice you indicated.
  • Each of us relates to others through characteristics that make up our individual diversity. Tell us how your diversity is reflected not only in your personal and professional activities, but also in your relationship with others, particularly in diverse learning environments. 
  • Letters of recommendation

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine requires a minimum of three letters of recommendation or one composite letter from a premedical committee to supplement your application.

Guidelines for letters of recommendation

  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine only accepts letters submitted through the  American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Letter Service . Letters sent directly to the school are not accepted. Applicants are encouraged to visit the letter service page on the AMCAS website for more information. To ensure efficient processing of your letters by AMCAS, carefully follow all instructions.
  • We recommend at least one letter to be written by a science professor in the life sciences or physical sciences. A letter from a teaching assistant is also acceptable.
  • Examples of letter writers include research mentors, employers, volunteer supervisors, physicians with whom you have worked or shadowed, teachers and professors, and other professionals.
  • Letters should be written by people who know you well and whose opinions convey the likelihood of your success in medical school.
  • Letters from family and friends are not accepted. 
  • A maximum of 10 letters are accepted.
  • The deadline to submit letters of recommendation is Nov. 1.

Application review process

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine has a separate admissions committee for each campus. Each of these committees is composed of current and retired Mayo Clinic staff, administrators, allied health staff, medical students, and professional members of the community. These three admissions committees report to the Admissions Executive Committee that governs admissions for all campuses of the national medical school.

Applications are typically routed to an applicant's first track choice for holistic review. At review, admissions committee members evaluate all application materials to determine whether to invite for interview, place the application on hold, or reject.

Holistic review

Our admissions committee members evaluate these application factors in relation to our mission when deciding which applicants to invite for interview.

  • Academic performance
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA (graduate GPA trajectory if applicable)
  • Depth and breadth of experiences; community and volunteer service, leadership, research, exposure to and exploration of medicine, artistic and athletic endeavors, and work experiences
  • Personal statement

Learn more about the  M.D. Program prerequisites and admissions requirements .

Campus interviews

Interviews allow us to meet the applicants we have read so much about. These interviews also allow applicants to meet the admissions committee members, current students, and some of their potential classmates. We are happy to answer all your questions and look forward to meeting you.

Interview invitations

Depending on your selection and rank of campus track in the secondary application, you could be invited to interview with any of our three campuses.

Applicants who select more than one campus track option will only be invited to interview with one campus, taking into consideration the specific rank of preference. That interview will count as your interview for the other campus tracks that were selected in your secondary application.

Interviews are virtual, video interviews.

Interview invitations are emailed August through November, and conducted from September through December. These time frames are subject to change.

Before your interview

Each admissions committee reviews completed applications and selects qualified applicants for interviews. Applicants invited to interview will receive campus specific information prior to their interview experience.

Interview day

Applicants invited to interview will participate in:

  • Welcome sessions
  • Two, one-on-one, 30-minute, virtual interviews
  • A virtual tour of campus
  • Connecting with current students
  • Question-and-answer sessions

Our goal is to make sure you are just as connected to us virtually, as you would be if you were visiting on campus. We want you to feel at home!

After interview day

Our admissions committees meet weekly throughout the admissions cycle to deliberate on applicant interviews. We encourage applicants to stay in touch by uploading update letters into the admissions portal. Our committee members enjoy reading these updates!

Admission decisions

Early decision and rolling admissions.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine does not have an early decision program or rolling admissions.

Application updates and status

We like to hear from our applicants! Significant application updates are accepted at any time.

  • Updates should be uploaded directly into the admissions portal as a PDF document.
  • We do not require or accept any updates to transcripts or grades.
  • Materials should not be mailed to our office unless specifically requested.
  • Application statuses can be checked through the admissions portal throughout the admissions cycle.

Acceptance, alternate list, and rejections

We make acceptance decisions when all interviews are complete on each campus, and when our admissions committees have deliberated on all applicants. 

Initial offers of acceptance are typically made in mid-February. The Admissions Executive Committee could consider all campus track options that an applicant indicated on their secondary application at the time of acceptance, regardless of where they interviewed. All offers of acceptance begin with a phone call from a member of our admissions committee to the accepted applicant.

Alternate list

Alternate list emails are sent once initial offers of acceptance have been communicated. Offers of acceptance from the alternate list may be extended between March and June.

Initial rejection emails are sent once initial acceptances and alternate list offers are made. Alternate list rejections will be made at the end of the admissions cycle.

Second look

Accepted applicants will be invited to attend a virtual second look information session, as well as the opportunity to visit our campus in-person in the spring. 

Deferred matriculation

Requests for deferred matriculation are only available to accepted applicants. 

Accepted applicants who would like to apply for deferral must write to the Office of Admissions stating their reason for requesting deferral and their proposed plans for the duration of the deferral by May 15. Deferred matriculation requests are not guaranteed to be granted. If approved, deferrals are typically granted for one year to two years.

AMCAS: Choose Your Medical School protocol

Applicants can find more information on the AAMC website about the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool .

Applicants should notify all schools promptly of their enrollment plan in accordance with the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants . Applicants who do not comply with this protocol may be subject to having their acceptance rescinded.

Please keep in mind the following information and deadlines specific to the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine:

Timeline Action
February AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool becomes available for applicants to indicate their enrollment plan. Applicants can only select at one medical school at a time, but can hold as many acceptance offers and alternate list positions as they choose.
April 15 Accepted applicants must narrow accepted offers to three medical schools. An applicant can remain on as many alternate lists for other medical schools as they choose.
April 30 Accepted applicants planning to enroll at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine must select the option in the AMCAS Choose your Medical School tool through their AMCAS application. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will be able to see which applicants selected at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. An applicant may remain on as many alternate lists for other medical schools as they choose until they select  .
April 30 option becomes available for accepted applicants to select in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool. can only be selected for one medical school.
June 2 Accepted applicants that will matriculate at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine must select the  option in the Choose Your Medical School tool.

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Thank you for your interest in the Johns Hopkins MD Programs! We'd love to share more information about our programs, and also get to know a little more about you.

Admissions Steps

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There are four steps in the application process for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Please be sure to read this section carefully, note the deadlines listed and follow the links for more specific information. 

Admissions Prerequisites and Requirements

Make sure that you meet the admissions prerequisites and requirements and technical standards .

Complete the AMCAS application.

Applications for admission begin with the common application submitted online at American Medical College Application Service . AMCAS Applications for Fall must be received by AMCAS no later than October 15 . If you have questions about AMCAS, please do not contact the Johns Hopkins Office of Admissions. Instead, contact the AAMC Section for Student Services at 2501 M Street NW, LBBY 26, Washington, D.C. 10037-1300, or call 202-828-0600.

Please Note: We do not have an early decision program.

Complete the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine secondary application.

In addition to the AMCAS application, the process includes a secondary application specific to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Once we have received your verified application from AMCAS, you will automatically be sent a link to the secondary application.

Applications for admission will not be processed until you have submitted your online secondary application. Important notes:

  • Any omissions will delay the processing of your application
  • Include your AMCAS ID number on the secondary application
  • The M.D. secondary application deadline is November 1. The M.D./Ph.D. secondary application deadline is November 1.

Secondary application fee waivers are granted to applicants who have been approved for the primary AMCAS fee waiver. Please refer to the instructions in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine online secondary application. Fee waivers are not allowed without the required AMCAS approval form.

Step 4: Submit letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation for both the M.D. program and the M.D./Ph.D. program must be submitted through the AMCAS Letter Service .

Any one of the following will satisfy the letters of recommendation requirement:

  • Committee letter (required if your college/university has an officially designated committee or advisor). Authored by a pre-health committee or advisor and intended to represent your institution's evaluation of you. A committee letter may or may not include additional letters written in support of your application.
  • Letter packet: A packet or set of letters assembled and distributed by your institution, often by the institution's career center.
  • Two (2) letters from faculty members in science departments who have taught you, AND
  • One (1) letter from a non-science faculty member who has taught you
  • In addition to those letters required for application to the MD Program, a minimum of two additional letters of recommendation are required for all MD-PhD applicants (a total of five letters). These letters are typically from faculty with whom the applicant has done research.

Note: If you have a graduate degree or significant full-time work experience of a year or more, you are also required to send a letter from the individual who supervised your work. If you held more than one position of at least one year, include a letter from each direct supervisor.

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The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to providing financial assistance to all eligible students who qualify based on the availability of funds and demonstrated financial need. We work with each student to explore options for making a Johns Hopkins medical education possible.

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We believe there are many measures that show the value in medical education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Here are a few

Have a question? Here are some of our frequently asked questions with answers from the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Where can I get written information about the M.D. Program?

You’ll find a great deal of information about the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine M.D. Program on this website. Among the topics covered:

  • Application Process
  • Prerequisites and Requirements
  • M.D. Curriculum
  • Student Life

May I speak with an admissions counselor?

Do you accept prerequisites completed at community colleges, which courses are required for admission.

Please review the detailed information on  prerequisites and requirements  found on our website.

Note: The Admissions Committee will accept a three-credit biochemistry course.

If you still have questions after reviewing the requirements, you may send an e-mail to  [email protected] . E-mails should include the words “course requirements” in the subject line.

Which MCAT dates are acceptable for application?

The oldest MCAT accepted for students entering in Fall 2023 is 2019. The last test date for students entering is September 10, 2022.

What types and how many letters of recommendation are required?

We require a Committee Letter or, if your school does not have one, three (3) individual letters:

In addition to those letters required for application to the MD Program, a minimum of two additional letters of recommendation are required for all MD-PhD applicants (a total of five letters). These letters, are typically from faculty with whom the applicant has done research.

Two (2) letters from faculty members in science departments who taught you are required if the college/university you have attended does  not  have a Committee/Advisor. In addition to the letters, applicants with advanced degrees or significant postgraduate work experience of one year or more, are required to send recommendations from each component of their education and major work experience.

Once the minimum requirement of two science faculty letters and one non-science faculty letter is met, your application will be considered complete and sent to our committee for review. A Letter of Recommendation Packet or a current evaluation from a premedical committee will also satisfy our letter requirement.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine participates in the AMCAS Letter of Recommendation Service. Applicants are required to send their letters through AMCAS. Please  DO NOT  send any letters of recommendation to the Office of Admissions, as they will not be accepted.

Read the AMCAS Letter Service FAQs .

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from science faculty
  • One (1) letter from non-science faculty

May I send more letters than are required?

Additional letters may be sent; however, your application will not be considered complete until all letters have been received in the AMCAS letter of recommendation service repository. Furthermore, additional letters do not give you an advantage over the required three letters. Nor can we guarantee that we will evaluate more than the required number of letters.

What other information may I send?

We receive a large number of applications every year, and each application is personally reviewed by the Committee on Admissions. Given the sheer volume of work that presents, we have standardized our application procedure to be both comprehensive and fair. Therefore, we cannot accept any updates or additional information. Any extraneous materials received will be destroyed. The only information that will be reviewed to determine your status for an interview is:

  • Your verified AMCAS Primary Application
  • Your JHU SOM Supplemental Application (also known as the secondary application)
  • Your required letters of recommendation
  • Official MCAT scores

I already submitted my application, but I need to make a change.

If there was an error on your application or you need any changes made, please contact the AAMC at  202-828-0600 . The JHUSOM Office of Admissions does  not  accept updates to your AMCAS application or for the secondary application.

When will I receive my secondary application?

The link to our online secondary application is sent to verified AMCAS applicants once a week. Please check your junk or spam folders to make sure that this e-mail was not filtered to your spam. This process is automated, so receipt of this email regarding your secondary application is how you confirm that we have received your AMCAS primary application.

If you have a question about the secondary application not covered in our website, please call the Office of Admissions at  410-955-3182  on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET so we can assist you.

How can I pay my secondary application fee?

We currently accept credit card or e-check payments for $100 (USD). Please  DO NOT  send cash.

Credit card and e-check payments must be made online via our Admissions System.  Please note: you will receive a link to the Admissions System once you have been verified.  Students who are granted fee waivers by AMCAS’s Fee Assistance Program (FAP) will be given fee waivers for the Hopkins secondary application. We will not waive the fee for any other requests.

How long will completion of my application take?

Please allow four to six weeks processing time for the letters of recommendation to be uploaded into our admissions system. If you are retaking the MCAT, your application will not be considered complete until the official scores have been received.

Secondary applications must be received by November 1 in order for your application to be sent to our committee for review. Letters uploaded after the deadline will not be reviewed.  Please note that if you indicate that you are retaking the MCAT, your application is not considered complete until after we have received the new MCAT score.

What is the timeline once my application is complete?

  • Applications are evaluated from mid-August through February
  • Interviews are conducted from late August through late February
  • Offers of admissions are extended from mid-December through mid-April

How and when do interviews take place?

What if i am offered admission by more than one medical school.

April 30 is the national reply date. You may hold multiple offers of admission up to April 30, and then you must choose one medical school. However, please note that you are able to remain on multiple wait lists after May 15.

Do you admit transfer students?

No. Due to space constraints, we do not offer admission to transfer students.

Do you have early decision?

Johns Hopkins does not participate in the AAMC Early Decision Program.

I was admitted, but something came up. May I defer?

Admitted students may request to defer their matriculation by April 15. The Deferral Committee will consider requests individually and will typically grant deferrals for research, academic programs (graduate studies, scholarship) or service programs. Deferrals are usually allowed for one or two years.

Note: The dates listed below are firm. Where there is a month listed with no specific date, the timing is to be determined due to slight fluctuations in the AMCAS schedule from year to year.   View registration details below.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine M.D. Admissions

Final round of decisions sent to acceptances and rejected candidates Admitted applicants must narrow acceptances to three (3) medical schools

:  becomes available for Accepted applicants   is still available for accepted students :  AMCAS application can be electronically accessed by prospective applicants SOM begins to use the waiting list Submission for AMCAS application verification begins  AMCAS application can be submitted by applicants to AMCAS

 Verified AMCAS applications will be released to the JHU School of Medicine
Verified AMCAS applicants will begin to receive access to the Hopkins Secondary application via the WebAdMIT portal The Admissions Committee begins to review completed 2024 AMCAS applications  - JHU SOM Admitted applicants must select Commit to Enroll for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 Orientation for Class of 2028 medical students : Interviews begin 2025 applicants

JHU-SOM deadline for submission of the AMCAS application

Deadline for AMCAS applicants to submit their JHU SOM secondary application

First round of decisions sent to accepted and rejected candidates
Second round of decisions sent to accepted and rejected candidates

Completion of interviews
Final round of decisions sent to acceptances and rejected candidates Admitted applicants must narrow acceptances to three (3) medical schools  Accepted applicants must choose a single medical school to attend
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Thank you for your interest in the Yale School of Medicine MD Program. Below are the steps to follow to apply to the program. If you have any questions, please contact us .

If you are interested in being considered for the MD-PhD Program, you can find more information on the MD-PhD website .

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Apply to yale via amcas, submit yale's secondary application, submit letters of recommendation, check your application status, application deadlines, decision notification and timeline, deferring offer of admission, transfer applications.

All applicants to the Yale School of Medicine's MD and MD-PhD programs must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). For information on the MCAT, including registering to take the test, test dates, test sites, fees and obtaining test results, see the MCAT Website .

Applicants should request that test scores be released to Yale School of Medicine by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). If you are applying in 2024 to begin in August 2025, the oldest MCAT you can submit is from January 2021.

Important: Your application will not be reviewed until we receive your MCAT scores.

MCAT Important Dates

  • Earliest test date accepted for applications submitted in 2024: January 2021
  • Latest test date accepted for applications submitted in 2024: Final test date in 2024

To apply to Yale School of Medicine, submit the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) application. This application will be sent to all the medical schools to which you apply. It can be found at the AAMC Students, Applicants, and Residents site .

On the AMCAS application, you must indicate that you plan to apply to Yale School of Medicine. After submitting the AMCAS application, you will be invited to submit a secondary application to Yale.

To complete the application process, applicants to the MD and MD-PhD programs must submit an online Yale Secondary Application, in addition to their AMCAS application.

All applicants will be invited by email to submit a Yale Secondary Application after submitting the AMCAS application. This email invitation should arrive within two weeks of submitting the AMCAS application to Yale, beginning in early July when the Yale Secondary Application goes live.

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Yale School of Medicine will automatically waive the Secondary Application fee for applicants who have been granted an AMCAS Fee Waiver (obtained though the AAMC Fee Assistance Program).

Applicants who were not granted a fee waiver by AMCAS and for whom the application fee would constitute a significant financial burden, may contact the Office of Admissions directly ( [email protected] ) to request a Secondary Application fee waiver. Please submit your fee waiver request after you have been invited to submit the YSM Secondary Application. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In your fee waiver request, please share the reasons for your request, and include the number of people in your household and annual family income. You may also attach documentation that you deem important to support your request.

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You may not make any online changes to your Yale Secondary Application after it has been submitted. You must submit your changes in writing to the Office of Admissions by logging in to your application and clicking on the "Status" tab, then clicking on the "Communication" menu, then clicking on the button to send an email to the Admissions Office.

If you wish to submit an update to your application at any time throughout the application season (before or after an interview), you may upload a .pdf document using the Document Upload tab in the Secondary Application.

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A Premedical Committee letter is recommended for all MD and MD/PhD candidates.

If your school does not have a Premedical Committee, you may submit at least three individual letters of recommendation. These letters should come from individuals who are in a position to comment knowledgeably on your accomplishments, abilities, experience, and/or personal qualifications. They may come from those who have taught you or worked with you in undergraduate or graduate school classes, in research settings, clinical settings, extracurricular or community service activities, professional settings, or other contexts. It is helpful to have at least one of the letters from someone in the sciences, but this is not mandatory. What is important is that the letters provide information and support that will be informative and helpful to the Admissions Committee, supplementing the information that appears elsewhere in your application.

Letters of recommendation should be sent through the AMCAS Letter Service .

MD-PhD Applicants

A complete application consists of the following components:

  • AMCAS application and all required components of the application (see 2 and 5 below).
  • Complete official transcripts from all colleges attended. Transcripts should be sent from the colleges directly to AMCAS.
  • Yale Supplemental Application submitted online no later than November 15.
  • An evaluation from the applicant’s Premedical Advisory Committee or individual letters from three of the applicant’s instructors, two of whom should be in science fields. These evaluations must be sent to the Office of Admissions via AMCAS Letter Service.
  • Scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be submitted in conjunction with the AMCAS application. For information on the MCAT, applicants should communicate directly with the MCAT Program Office, PO Box 4056, Iowa City IA 52243. Information on the MCAT can also be obtained online at www.aamc.org . Scores of tests taken earlier than three years prior to submitting an application will not be accepted.
  • A fee of $110 or an AMCAS fee waiver must accompany the Yale Supplemental Application. The fee is not refundable.

You can keep tabs on your application status by logging into the student portal.

  • AMCAS Application Deadline: October 15
  • Yale Secondary Application Deadline: November 15
  • Letters of Recommendation Deadline: November 15

MD and MD-PhD programs

Timeframe Requirement
Before April 15th Applicants wishing to defer an offer of admission for one year must submit their request before April 15 of the admissions cycle in which they were offered admission. See below for details about this limited deferral option.
April 15th Accepted applicants should narrow their acceptance offers down to three schools.
Before April 30th Accepted applicants who ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to enroll must immediately withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to enroll also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
April 30th – June 1st Waitlisted applicants accepted must ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to enroll within five business days and withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to enroll also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
After June 1st Waitlisted applicants accepted must ‘commit’ or ‘plan’ to enroll within two business days and withdraw admission from all other schools. Applicants who ‘commit’ to enroll also must immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.
By June 15th Applicants who ‘plan’ to enroll must ‘commit’ to enroll and immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.

‘Plan’ to Enroll / ‘Commit’ to Enroll

All applicants who are accepted and either ‘plan’ or ‘commit’ to enroll must immediately withdraw from all other schools to which they were offered admission. Applicants who ‘commit’ to enroll must also immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools.

Applicants who are accepted and either 'plan' or 'commit' to enroll must also send a tuition deposit of $100 with their online response to reserve a place in the class. The deposit is refundable until April 30 and will be applied to tuition charges in the fall semester.

Applicants who are accepted but do not respond to their offer of admission by end of day April 30 will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Waitlist Offers

Applicants who are offered a position on the waitlist are required to respond by end of day April 30. Waitlisted applicants who do not accept a position on the waitlist by end of day April 30 will be removed from the waitlist and will not be further considered for admission in this cycle.

Applicants who are offered acceptance from the waitlist after April 30 and before June 1 will have five business days to respond to their offer. An applicant who does not respond within five business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Applicants who are offered acceptance from the waitlist after June 1 will have two business days to respond to their offer. An applicant who does not respond within two business days will have their offer of admission rescinded, unless they have been approved for an extension (due to extenuating circumstance) beyond this date by the YSM admissions office.

Commit to Enroll Deadline

Applicants who participate in the START program must ‘commit’ to enroll at YSM by 5:00pm EST the Friday before START and may not hold waitlist positions at any other schools. All other applicants intending to matriculate at YSM must 'commit' to enroll by 5:00pm EST June 15 and may not hold waitlist positions at any other schools. YSM will not offer admission to students after our August matriculation date.

Yale School of Medicine (YSM) will consider requests to defer an offer of admission for one year for academic reasons that arise during the application year. Requests must be made before April 15 of the admissions cycle in which the applicant was offered admission.

Occasionally, YSM allows an admitted student to defer enrollment for a year (or sometimes two) to pursue/complete a serious and primary academic objective that arises during the application year (e.g. a Churchill, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge fellowship). Deferrals are typically not approved for non-academic reasons.

All decisions made regarding requests to defer are final. If a request to defer is denied and an applicant offered admission decides to pursue other opportunities and not matriculate at YSM, their offer of admission will be withdrawn from YSM and they will need to re-apply in a future cycle, if interested.

Accreditation Statement

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and as such, it meets the educational requirements for licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Successful applicants to the UCF College of Medicine M.D. Program are expected to show strong academic skills, a passion for medicine and patient care, interest in research, and compassion for others.

Each applicant must demonstrate strong academic skills, a motivation for medicine demonstrated by interest in research and patient care, and compassion for others.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA-3.00
  • Minimum Science (Biology Chemistry, Physics, Math) GPA-3.0
  • Minimum MCAT (best single test composite score in 2022, 2023, 2024)- 500
  • Significant and meaningful medical clinical activities
  • Consistent service to the community
  • Physician Shadowing
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated interest in research
  • Perseverance or excellence in an activity (sports, research, or other endeavors) at a very high level

Required Prerequisite Course Work

Prerequisite courses should be taken from an appropriately accredited college or university located in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited college or university in the United States prior to enrollment into the M.D. Program. The UCF College of Medicine does not have a policy prohibiting applicants from taking courses online or at a community college. Academic performance is one of many factors considered through the holistic review of an application. Strong applicants should undertake rigorous academic preparation wherever and whenever possible. To be considered for an interview, an applicant should have completed or be in the process of completing the following course work:

  • Biology – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • General Chemistry – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • Organic Chemistry* – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • General Physics – 2 Semesters (with labs)
  • College English** – 2 Semesters
  • College Math – 2 Semesters

* All prerequisites must be completed prior to the August matriculation into the M.D. program. 

Please note, we understand that different institutions offer varying chemistry curriculums and recognize the importance of accommodating these differences. If you have followed your institution’s standard progression (including associated lab courses) and completed a Chemistry sequence equivalent to our prerequisite requirements, we can accept those credits as meeting the minimum requirement.

Courses Recommended but not required:

Biochemistry*, Genetics, Cell Biology, Statistics, Comparative Anatomy, and Calculus.  Course work in humanities, natural sciences, or communications arts is also encouraged.

While no specific college math courses are required, some college work in calculus is strongly recommended; familiarity with the principles of statistics for analysis of data is also important.

All majors are eligible to apply for admissions to the M.D. Program as long as the minimum academic requirements are met.  Non-science majors are encouraged to take as many science courses as possible.

* Biochemistry (with lab) may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry.

** Writing Intensive courses may be substituted for English on a case by case basis.

Applicants are required to submit at least three, but no more than five letters of reference.

All letters must be signed, include contact information, and be on letterhead. Please be advised that letters of reference will only be verified and accepted if they include an original signature (signed and scanned) or digital e-signature. A typed name will not be accepted as a valid signature alone.

Reference letters should be no more than two years old upon submission.

Letters from family members and/or significant others will not be accepted.

At least one of your letters is required to be from a core science faculty (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.) who has taught you in a lecture-based core science course, and who can adequately speak to both your academic readiness and personal suitability for the pursuit and practice of medicine.

Non-Traditional Applicants may submit a letter from a current or recent supervisor in lieu of the required faculty letter.

Non-Traditional Applicant – an applicant where at least one year has passed since obtaining the initial bachelor’s degree. This applicant may have completed additional academics possibly leading to another degree, or may have been away from academics for several years.

Your remaining letters may come from professors, advisors, research coordinators or preceptors, supervisors, coaches, mentors and personal or professional colleagues. Please note, if you indicate in your application that you have spent a significant amount of time with an individual, such as a physician or research mentor, it is advisable to have this individual submit a letter on your behalf. A physician letter is encouraged, but not required.

A Pre-Health Advising Committee letter/packet may fulfill our letter requirements. Please note that our preference is for the committee letter to be appended with the individual letters submitted to the Pre-Health Office/Committee to support that letter. Please check with your Pre-Health Advising Office on the format of their committee letter if you are not sure. If individual letters are not included with the committee letter, the applicant may wish to solicit individual letters in addition to the committee letter.

Letters are a very important part of the application. Applicants are advised to select references who can collectively address a range of competencies which are outlined by the AAMC. These competencies include:

  • Thinking and Reasoning Skills
  • Science Knowledge
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Intrapersonal Competencies

https://www.aamc.org/services/admissions-lifecycle/competencies-entering-medical-students

The Early Decision Program (EDP) is a program for exceptionally motivated, capable, and passionate applicants who have demonstrated excellence in academics. The M.D. Program Admissions Committee reviews applicants to the program in mid-August of the application year. The Admissions Office contacts each Early Decision Program applicant to advise them of the committee’s decision about an interview.

Early Decision Program Guidelines

  • Applicants must be Florida residents currently enrolled as seniors or graduates of an appropriately accredited university or college in the United States. Students must receive a baccalaureate degree before August of the year they intend to enter medical school.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative overall and science grade point average of 3.8 or better. Science and English requirements for entrance to the college should be completed.
  • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken no later than the spring of the year students are applying. Students must have earned a score of at least 513 or better with no score below 128 in any single category.
  • An American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application and transcripts must be verified by AMCAS prior to August 1 of the year of application.
  • The Secondary application (e.g. application, fee and Letters of recommendation) must be received no later than August 15 of the year of the application.
  • Eligible applicants for EDP are interviewed in September of the application year.
  • Applicants should only be applying to this institution with the full intention of attending if accepted. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance is sent no later than October 1 of the application year. An acceptance means a firm commitment to attend UCF M.D. Program.
  • Applicants who are not accepted under this program, in most instances, are still given consideration for admission during the regular admission cycle. Applicants are also eligible to apply to any other medical school of their choice.
  • Applicants to the EDP must apply via AMCAS using the “Early Decision” application type.

UCF’s College of Medicine offers a variety of joint degree programs for students interested in an expanded training experience. In addition to medicine, the joint programs offer experiences in biomedical research as well as business, hospitality and biomedical engineering.

The M.D./Ph.D. degree trains students wishing to become “Physician-scientists.” It begins with the current first two years of the M.D. curriculum, followed by three to four years of intensive research training under the medical school’s Burnett School of Biomedical Science’s Ph.D. program, including writing and defending a dissertation. Then the student begins two years of clerkship rotations at hospital and clinics. M.D./Ph.D. candidates will take courses in research and complete Burnett School lab rotation in place of the M.D. program’s two-year Focused Inquiry and Research Experience (FIRE). UCF’s candidates earn doctorates in biomedical science through the M.D./Ph.D. track in the existing interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program.

M.D./M.S. Hospitality

The medical school also offers an M.D./Master of Science in Hospitality program built on the strength of UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to provide students with the customer-service skills to bring hospitality to today’s medical industry.

M.D./M.B.A.

The college’s M.D./M.B.A. program equips participants with the analytical tools, problem-solving and decision making skills to succeed in today’s competitive, ever-changing medical field

M.D./M.S. Biomedical Engineering

The UCF College of Medicine and College of Engineering & Computer Science offer a combined M.D./Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.D./M.S.B.E.) to students with engineering background and interest in the field. The combined program is five years in duration. M.D. program students complete the requirements for the Master’s degree in the third year with the FIRE project expanded to satisfy the requirements of their thesis work.

The M.D. Program does not accept Advanced Standing (Transfer) applicants at this time.

International

The UCF College of Medicine M.D. Program will only consider applicants who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Resident Aliens or Asylees as designated by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Permanent Resident Aliens or Asylees must possess a final INS documentation (green card) before the application will be considered.

The M.D. Program educates physicians who are capable of entering residency training (graduate medical education) and meet all requirements for medical licensure. All candidates are evaluated according to the same standards and criteria.

Delineation of technical standards is required for the accreditation of U.S. medical schools by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The technical standards describe the essential abilities required of all candidates.

Reasonable accommodation in achievement of the standards is defined under federal statutes applied to individuals with disabilities. Such accommodations are intended to support the successful completion of all components of the M.D. degree.

The technical standards for the M.D. degree are applied in concert with other policies of the university, including academic policies, academic standards established by the faculty, and student conduct policies.

The technical standards include the following:

  • The M.D. Program supports a broad, undifferentiated degree attesting to the acquisition of general knowledge in all fields of medicine and the basic skills requisite for the practice of medicine.
  • The guidelines for admission as set forth by LCME must continue to govern the decisions of medical school faculties.
  • The medical education process, which focuses on the safety and well-being of patients, differs markedly from post-secondary education in fields outside the health sciences.
  • The primary responsibility for the selection of students and the content of the curriculum rests with the medical school and its faculty.
  • All candidates in the M.D. Program must possess physical, cognitive, and emotional capabilities required to undertake the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the faculty.
  • Candidates who meet the academic criteria and who demonstrate the ability to meet the technical standards listed in this document are eligible for consideration for admission, progression, and graduation.

Admission to M.D. Program is conditional based on the ability to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates are asked to certify that they are able to meet the technical standards of the program.

Individuals with questions regarding technical standards are encouraged to contact the College of Medicine’s associate dean for students. UCF Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides strategies to candidates with disabilities. Case-by-case consideration of alternate styles of achievement are applied to candidates in advanced stages of screening for admission and those who are enrolled.

Standards in five areas must be met by all candidates: Observation, Communication, Motor Function, Cognitive, and Professional.

Observation

Candidates are reasonably expected to:

  • observe demonstrations and participate in experiments in the basic sciences
  • observe patients at a distance and close at hand
  • demonstrate sufficient use of the senses of vision and hearing and the somatic sensation necessary to perform a physical examination
  • integrate findings based on these observations and to develop an appropriate diagnostic and treatment plan

Communication

  • communicate in verbal and written form with health care professionals and patients, including eliciting a complete medical history and recording information regarding patients’ conditions
  • perceive relevant non-verbal communications such as changes in mood, activity, and posture as part of a physical examination of a patient
  • establish therapeutic relationships with patients
  • demonstrate reading skills at a level sufficient to individually accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care for patients using written information

Accommodation through use of a trained intermediary or other communications aide may be appropriate when this intermediary functions as an information conduit.

Motor Function

Candidates’ motor and sensory functions must be sufficient to diagnose and deliver effective patient care by consistently, quickly, and accurately integrating all data gathered through whatever sense(s) employed.

  • perform physical examinations and diagnostic procedures, using such techniques as palpation, auscultation, and percussion
  • complete routine invasive procedures as part of training, using universal precautions without substantial risk of infection to patients
  • perform basic laboratory tests and evaluate routine diagnostic tools such as EKGs and X-rays
  • respond in emergency situations to provide the level of care reasonably required of physicians
  • participate effectively in physically taxing duties over long hours and complete timed demonstrations of skills

Candidates must have sufficient cognitive abilities and effective learning techniques to assimilate the detailed and complex information presented in the medical curriculum.

They are reasonably expected to:

  • measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, extrapolate, and reach diagnostic and therapeutic judgments
  • recognize and draw conclusions about three-dimensional spatial relationships and logical sequential relationships among events
  • formulate and test hypotheses that enable effective and timely problem-solving in diagnosis and treatment of patients in a variety of clinical modalities
  • understand the legal and ethical aspects of the practice of medicine
  • remain fully alert and attentive at all times in clinical settings

Problem-solving, the critical skill demanded of physicians, requires all of these intellectual abilities.

Professional

Candidates are expected to demonstrate behavior and social attributes that enable the effective practice of medicine.

  • demonstrate the judgment and emotional stability required for full use of their intellectual abilities
  • possess the perseverance, diligence, and consistency to complete the medical college curriculum and prepare to enter the independent practice of medicine
  • exercise good judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • complete all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients within established timelines
  • function within both the law and ethical standards of the medical profession
  • work effectively and professionally as part of the health care team
  • relate to patients, their families, and health care personnel in a sensitive and professional manner
  • participate effectively in physically taxing duties over long work hours, function effectively under stress, and display flexibility and adaptability to changing and uncertain environments
  • maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance for classes and clinical responsibilities
  • contribute to collaborative, constructive learning environments, accept constructive feedback from others, and respond with appropriate modification

Compassion, integrity, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are assessed during the admission and educational processes.

All candidates are responsible for meeting acceptable standards for behavior and intellectual functioning. Only minimal accommodation is foreseen with regard to the professional section of the technical standards.

Criminal Background Check

A Criminal Background Check (CBC) is initiated via AMCAS when an applicant is admitted to a program (beginning in January of the year that the applicant plans to enroll). As additional institutions offer acceptance to that applicant, those schools are also provided access to the result of the original CBC. Each M.D. Program will develop their own criteria for continuing an offer of acceptance based on information received. We anticipate that each response will be viewed on a case-by-case basis within the scope of the entire application.

The M.D. Program Admissions Office evaluates completed applications from both residents and non-residents of the State of Florida. Qualified non-Florida residents may be invited for an interview. However, as a state-supported institution, UCF has a responsibility to assure that a large majority of each matriculating class will be composed of Florida residents.

For initial determination of residency for tuition purposes as a newly admitted medical student at UCF, you can submit the Residency Declaration form to the College of Medicine Admissions Office. If you are currently attending UCF as a undergraduate or graduate student and wish to reclassify your current residency for tuition purposes, the College of Medicine Registrar’s Office will review requests for changes in residency status for all subsequent terms of attendance. For more information, please visit the UCF Registrar’s Office website  http://registrar.ucf.edu/ .

Application Self-Assessment

Using the self-assessment guide below, you will be able to review your application and discern where your areas of strength and weakness are compared to applicants who are selected for admission.

Our Application Review Process

The following provides general information regarding important sections of an application that we highly value in an application.

We desire applicants to provide a solid indication that they would be able to graduate the program and obtain licensure within the 4-6 year period allotted by the licensure process. Our committee will review academics and testing scores in relation to the averages from your undergraduate institution as an indicator of competitiveness. Please visit http://www.med.ucf.edu/admissions/application-requirements for details on admissions and academic requirements.

In tandem with these academic and testing components we also want to know an applicant has an understanding of what medicine is all about and has a passion for assisting people both in medical and non-medical environments. Applications should demonstrate consistent and strong evidence that an applicant will be a good team member in the classroom and as a future physician. The information in your application will be reviewed by multiple reviewers to gain an understanding of your motivations and your life path to medical school. Applicants selected for an interview will likely have  demonstrated a long-term, consistent motivation for medicine and for assisting people by way of volunteer activities. The reviewers will specifically assess the following areas of an application, mainly performed in the U.S.:

  • Academics : While we consider many factors, academics are the cornerstone of a competitive application review. Although UCF has minimum requirements of a 3.0 BCPM GPA, 3.0 Overall GPA, and a 500 MCAT, applicants invited to interview will exceed these minimum requirements by far. Our enrolled students presented an average GPA of 3.85 and an average MCAT score of 515 last year.
  • Clinical volunteering: Consistency of medical clinical volunteering in hospitals, clinics, or mobile units.
  • Physician Shadowing: Like clinical volunteering but more a personal relationship in learning the responsibilities of a physician in a specialty.  Understand that paid scribing and Med Asst/CRN-type jobs can substitute for shadowing, but they will not substitute for medical volunteerism.
  • Community service/Humanism : Non-medical volunteering such as feeding the homeless, public health fairs, community outreach, ministry outreach, nursing/hospice homes, short-duration medical mission trips to foreign countries, etc.
  • Teamwork/Leadership : University and community clubs/groups, sports, events, work, research, etc.
  • Research : Not a requirement, but helpful. If done it should be in a role where you gain an understanding of the research “process” to the point of poster presentation or publication.  Other research roles such as a lab tech or data mining projects are helpful but often don’t lead to the complete process of research understanding.
  • Letters of Recommendation : We require a minimum of 3, max of 5. Of the 3, one should come from a professor in a core science discipline. It is helpful to have one letter from a physician; the third and remainder may come from professors, mentors, club/group/work leadership etc. who can attest to your character.
  • AMCAS Personal Statement/Essay : This short essay should tell us how you became interested in medicine and the personal influences that caused you to make the decision. The goal is for the reader to understand some of your interests, obstacles, and passions, as well as to gain a sense of your unique perspective.
  • UCF Essay(s) : This essay is similar to the AMCAS statement, but more direct to the specific UCF topic.
  • Life Situations/Priorities/Time Management : We also understand that each applicant comes from a different situation, with unique life-requirements and time constraints. We acknowledge that these things reduce the time available to participate in volunteerism and other activities ranging from high-level sports to caring for family, job duties, etc. We also believe that if one is truly motivated for something, they will find some time, if even a little, to consistently pursue that interest.
  • A Holistic Classroom : The final goal of our application process is to matriculate a classroom of diverse team members. In our holistic admissions process, diversity is an over-arching evaluation process that means that we seek to interview applicants that come from different backgrounds, regions, interests, experiences, beliefs, talents, races, ethnicities, personalities, identities, skill sets, educational and socio-educational backgrounds, vocations, etc.  The qualities that make one student different from another contribute to life-knowledge in the classroom that strengthens understanding and enables our students, and program, to better serve all patient populations.

An accurate self-analysis is key when reviewing your own application.  To put this in context you should know that we will normally receive about 5,500 applications per application cycle, interview nearly 500, and accept about 300 to seat our final 120 matriculants. We ask you to address each section that we presented above and, based on the time that you made available, make your best estimate of competitiveness. Do you believe that your effort in each category was probably more competitive (MC), less competitive (LC), or equally competitive (EC) than most applicants that we interviewed?

  • Standardized Testing
  • Medical Clinical Volunteering
  • Medical Shadowing/paid work
  • Community Service Volunteering
  • Teamwork/Leadership
  • Process of Research
  • Application Message
  • Final Assessment: Where do you feel that your application could be enhanced and what is your plan to make that perceived area a strength.

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Letters of Recommendation

All letters (packet or individual) must be submitted on letterhead , and must be signed by the letter writer. Letters not meeting these requirements will not be considered. All letters must be submitted electronically —through the AMCAS letter service (including Virtual Evals or Interfolio). The AMCAS application letter types are: Committee letter, Letter packet or Individual Letter. We do not accept letters of recommendation sent by mail, email, or fax.

If you are submitting an AMCAS Committee Letter or a Letter Packet , we accept all the letters included in the packet . Please make sure that at least one of the letters is from a science professor who has taught you in a biology, chemistry or physics course.If you are submitting individual letters , please submit no more than two letters (one must be from a science professor).If none of these options are applicable please see the guidelines below.

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation which must be submitted or included in your packet

If you are enrolled in a graduate program, your faculty advisor/major professor must submit a letter of recommendation. This should be in addition to the letters specified above.

If you have graduated from college and are currently employed or are a non-traditional applicant, you may submit two individual letters of recommendation if you are unable to submit a premedical advisor or a committee letter. One letter should be from a science faculty member who has taught you in one of the science courses required for admission, and the second letter may be from your supervisor at your place of employment, or a faculty member who has taught you recently.

If you have not taken any college course work recently (within the last six years) but are currently employed, you may submit two individual letters of recommendation. One should be from your supervisor at your place of employment and the second may be from a physician or health professional with whom you have worked or a faculty member who has taught you and knows you well.

Please do not submit more than the specified number of recommendation letters, as this will delay the processing of your application. All letters must be submitted through AMCAS Letters. If you are submitting a packet of letters (e.g., Committee Letter or Letter Packet), we accept all the letters included in the packet.

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Applying to medical school is a lengthy process. We recommend you start as soon as possible to avoid missing deadlines. There have been several changes to our admissions policies and procedures. Read carefully to ensure you follow and satisfy all requirements.

Our AMCAS deadline is Dec. 1. No extensions will be granted. Submit your AMCAS application electronically for processing. We will not consider or make supplemental applications available to applicants who print and mail in their applications.

Our supplemental/secondary application deadline is Jan. 15, and the non-refundable fee  is $95. The Office of Admissions will not process applications received after the deadline.  Transcripts are due two weeks after the AMCAS deadline.

MCAT Examination

Take the MCAT no later than the last test date of the year prior to when you want to begin medical school (for example, Sept. 10, 2022, for a 2023 start date). MCAT scores are considered valid if it’s been less than 36 months from the examination date listed on the AMCAS application.

CASPer® Examination

The Miller School of Medicine does not require the CASPer examination.

Supplemental/Secondary Application Requirements

It is UMMSM’s policy to send secondary applications to most U.S. citizens and permanent residents who submit AMCAS applications. When deciding whether to complete and submit the secondary application, consider these characteristics from our previous three entering classes to determine whether you will be competitive:

  • 3.7 average undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • 3.6 science GPA
  • 505-515 average old MCAT composite score

Prerequisites

Double-check that you meet all UMMSM prerequisite requirements  before enrollment. Pay special attention to these changes:

  • One semester of biochemistry (lab optional, but recommended)
  • One semester of organic chemistry with lab
  • Two semesters of behavior science (humanities, bioethics, psychology, sociology)

Institutional Affinity Card

When your AMCAS application arrives, the Office of Admissions will send you a notification email that includes a link for an online institutional affinity card. Only fill out this card if your mother or father received their M.D. from the UMMSM or if he or she is a full-time regular UMMSM faculty member.

We will verify this information and process your application in the order it was received regardless of whether you completed the institutional affinity card.

Letters of recommendation/Transcripts

A Committee letter packet or three letters from individual faculty members, two of whom must be science faculty who have taught you. In addition to this, applicants may submit a maximum of two more letters to support their application. These letters may not be substituted for the required letters.

Submit all letters of recommendation and transcripts through AMCAS. Do not send them to us unless your transcript includes substantial coursework not reflected on your AMCAS application.

Contact Changes

Make any address or other contact information changes through AMCAS yourself. We cannot make information changes in the AMCAS database. Please do not ask that we change your mailing address, email address, or phone number.

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Writing a great college application cover letter can be one of the most challenging prose pages that one has to put together in their high school career. On the one hand, it is just a simple single-page document, but on the other, how do you talk about the things you need to talk about without boring the reader? A well-written cover letter will give you an edge among the thousands of applicants sending in their applications for the same college. The letter should highlight your academic achievements, extracurricular, athletic, and community service achievements that will help you stand out during the highly competitive selection process.

  • What is a College Application Cover Letter?

A college application cover letter is a written document submitted during the college admission process. It allows applicants to introduce themselves, share personal experiences, and explain why they are a strong fit for a particular college or university. The letter provides a more qualitative perspective beyond academic achievements and test scores, giving applicants an opportunity to showcase their personality, goals, and unique qualities.

  • How to Write a Great Cover Letter for Your College Application

Writing a cover letter, also known as a personal statement or statement of purpose, is a crucial step in the admissions process. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write an effective college application cover letter:

Understand the Requirements

Review the application guidelines provided by the college. Understand the word limit, formatting requirements, and any specific prompts or questions they want you to address.

Start with a Strong Introduction

 Craft an engaging opening that captures the reader’s attention. This could be a personal anecdote, a relevant quote, or a thought-provoking question. Make it clear why you are passionate about your chosen field of study.

Provide Personal Background

Share relevant personal details, such as your name, where you’re from, and any unique aspects of your background that have influenced your academic journey.

Highlight Academic Achievements

Showcase your academic accomplishments, including your GPA, standardized test scores, and any honors or awards you’ve received. Discuss specific courses or projects that have contributed to your academic growth.

Discuss Extracurricular Activities

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Clearly articulate your short-term and long-term career goals. Explain how the college’s programs and resources will help you achieve these goals. Show a thoughtful and informed approach to your future plans.

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Address Challenges and Overcoming Adversity

If applicable, briefly discuss any challenges you’ve faced and how you’ve overcome them. Highlight your resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Summarize in the Conclusion

Summarize key points in the conclusion and restate your enthusiasm for joining the college. End with a strong closing statement that leaves a positive impression.

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[Your Full Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, ZIP Code]

[Email Address]

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[College Admissions Committee]

[College Name]

[College Address]

Dear [Admissions Committee or Specific Individual],

I am writing to express my sincere interest in applying for admission to [College Name] as a prospective student in the [Intended Program/Major]. With a passion for [Your Chosen Field] and a commitment to academic excellence, I am excited about the prospect of contributing to and benefiting from the vibrant community at [College Name].

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is [Your Full Name], and I hail from [Your Hometown]. Currently enrolled at [Your Current Educational Institution], I come from a [Brief Description of Family Background] that has instilled in me the values of [Values]. These values have been instrumental in shaping my academic journey.

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In facing challenges such as [Briefly Mention Challenges], I have cultivated resilience and determination. These experiences have not deterred me but, instead, have strengthened my resolve to succeed in the face of adversity.

In conclusion, I am enthusiastic about the prospect of contributing to the [College Name] community and believe that my unique background and experiences make me a strong candidate for admission. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss my application in an interview.

Thank you for considering my application. I appreciate your time and attention to my candidacy.

[Your Signature]

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  • Personalization is crucial in a college application cover letter. By providing placeholders such as “[Your Full Name],” “[Your Address],” “[Your Hometown],” and “[Your Current Educational Institution],” the template ensures that the applicant can easily insert their specific details. This personalization makes the letter feel more genuine and tailored to the individual’s unique background.
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  • Academic achievements and career goals are central to the letter. Placeholders like “[GPA/Standardized Test Scores],” “[Relevant Courses/Projects],” and “[Your Career Aspirations]” allow the applicant to showcase their unique academic strengths and aspirations. This flexibility ensures that the letter effectively communicates the applicant’s academic profile and future plans.
  • Extracurricular activities provide insights into the applicant’s character. Placeholders like “[Clubs/Sports]” and “[Specific Clubs or Organizations]” allow the applicant to insert details about their involvement and leadership roles. This customization ensures that the letter reflects the breadth of the applicant’s experiences beyond academics.
  • Demonstrating a genuine interest in the college is vital. Placeholders like “[Highlight Specific Programs/Resources]” and “[Professor’s Name]” allow the applicant to specify what aspects of the college attracted them. This customization ensures that the letter convincingly communicates the applicant’s alignment with the college’s values and offerings.
  • Sharing challenges and how they were overcome adds depth to the application. Placeholders like “[Briefly Mention Challenges]” allow the applicant to insert specific details about their resilience. This adaptability ensures that the letter authentically communicates the applicant’s ability to overcome obstacles.
  • Maintaining a formal tone and including proper salutations and closings is essential in professional communication. Placeholders like “[Admissions Committee or Specific Individual]” and “[Your Signature]” ensure that the letter adheres to formal conventions while still allowing for personalization.

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Dear Admissions Committee,

I am writing to express my enthusiastic interest in applying for admission to Elite University as a prospective student in the Computer Science program. With a fervent passion for technology and a commitment to academic excellence, I am eager to contribute to and benefit from the esteemed community at Elite University.

From the earliest days of my academic journey, the realm of computer science has captivated my imagination. As an aspiring computer scientist, the opportunity to apply for admission to Elite University is a dream come true. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alexander Greene, and I hail from the vibrant city of Technoville, where innovation and technology intersect.

Coming from a family of engineers, I have been immersed in a culture that values analytical thinking and problem-solving. My parents, both accomplished software engineers, have instilled in me the importance of creativity and perseverance in the face of complex challenges. Their influence has been pivotal in shaping my interest in computer science.

Throughout my high school years at Technoville High, I have consistently demonstrated a dedication to academic excellence. With a current GPA of 4.0 and outstanding scores on standardized tests, I have sought to challenge myself by enrolling in advanced placement courses, particularly those in mathematics and computer science.

My academic journey has been complemented by hands-on experiences, including a notable project where I developed a mobile application to assist local businesses in managing inventory. This project not only honed my coding skills but also instilled in me a deep appreciation for the practical applications of technology.

Beyond the classroom, I have actively participated in various clubs and organizations that have further fueled my passion for computer science. As the president of the Technoville Coding Club, I initiated coding workshops for local high school students, fostering a community of young tech enthusiasts.

Additionally, my role as the captain of the Technoville Robotics Team allowed me to merge theoretical knowledge with practical problem-solving. Leading the team to victory in regional competitions highlighted my leadership abilities and reinforced my commitment to collaborative innovation.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I am an avid participant in hackathons and coding competitions, where I continually seek to expand my knowledge and skills. My interest in ethical hacking has led me to explore the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, and I am excited about the potential of these fields to shape our technological future.

My short-term goal is to pursue a degree in computer science at Elite University, where I aim to immerse myself in cutting-edge research and collaborative projects. Long-term, I aspire to contribute to the development of innovative technologies that address real-world challenges, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence.

My decision to apply to Elite University is grounded in the institution’s renowned Computer Science program and its commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment. The opportunity to learn from distinguished professors, such as Dr. Cynthia Innovator, whose work in artificial intelligence aligns with my interests, is particularly enticing.

Furthermore, Elite University’s emphasis on hands-on research, its state-of-the-art facilities, and the vibrant tech community on campus are precisely what I seek to propel my academic and professional journey forward.

In facing challenges such as navigating a demanding academic curriculum while actively contributing to extracurricular activities, I have cultivated resilience and time management skills. These experiences have not deterred me but, instead, have fueled my determination to excel in the face of adversity.

In conclusion, my passion for computer science, combined with my academic achievements and hands-on experiences, makes me a strong candidate for admission to Elite University. I am confident that my contributions to the university community will extend beyond the classroom, enriching the collaborative spirit that defines Elite University.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss how my unique background and aspirations align with the vision of Elite University.

Alexander Greene

[Signature]

The sample letter provided is useful as it effectively integrates key elements, including an engaging introduction, a comprehensive overview of the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements, and a clear alignment with the specific college’s offerings. The letter is personalized, demonstrating a genuine interest in the institution, and maintains a formal tone throughout. Furthermore, it showcases the applicant’s unique qualities and ambitions, contributing to a compelling and well-rounded application.

  • The letter by Alexander Greene begins with an engaging introduction that immediately captures the reader’s attention. This is important for making a positive first impression and encouraging the admissions committee to continue reading.
  • The inclusion of the personal background by the writer provides context to their journey, linking family influences and values to their interest in computer science. This adds depth and helps the admissions committee understand the applicant’s motivations.
  • Academic achievements, including GPA and standardized test scores, are highlighted by Alexander Greene, showcasing his commitment to excellence. The mention of advanced placement courses and a hands-on project demonstrates a well-rounded approach to education.
  • Alexander’s involvement in coding clubs, robotics, and leadership roles emphasizes not only academic prowess but also teamwork and leadership skills. This section illustrates a holistic engagement with the subject beyond the classroom.
  • Detailing participation in hackathons and coding competitions shows a genuine passion for computer science. The exploration of ethical hacking and the intersection of AI and cybersecurity adds specificity and uniqueness to Alexander’s profile.
  • The articulation of short-term and long-term career goals is beneficial for demonstrating a clear vision. Linking these goals to the desire for a degree at Elite University helps align Alexander’s aspirations with the institution’s offerings.
  • The writer provides specific reasons for choosing Elite University, including renowned professors and a commitment to hands-on research. This demonstrates that he has thoroughly researched the institution and understands how it uniquely fits its academic and professional objectives.
  • Mentioning challenges faced and overcome adds a human element to the application. It showcases resilience and the ability to manage demanding situations, contributing to Alexander’s overall character.
  • The conclusion effectively summarizes key points and reinforces Alexander Greene’s enthusiasm for joining Elite University. It leaves a positive and lasting impression on the reader.
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Remember, your cover letter is more than just a summary of your grades or a request for your resume. It’s like a cover letter, introducing you and giving a little peek into how well you fit with the college. Writing with care is super important. Don’t send in a letter that’s not fully developed and still expects to stand out. Take your time to carefully write a letter that shows off your unique qualities. As you step into this journey, we wish you the best of luck with your college application process.

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Application process, requirements.

  • Applicants applying through any College of Medicine and Life Sciences admissions pathway must be citizens of the United States or have permanent resident status (permanent residency "green" card). If applying as a permanent resident, an applicant must be a permanent resident at the time of application and will be required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent resident card.
  • The MCAT is required unless the student is accepted through our MEDStart Program . For more information on the MCAT, click on the AAMC MCAT Resources  
  • Request transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended to be sent directly to AMCAS at aamc.org
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution is required prior to matriculation into The University of Toledo Medical School Admission Office.
  • All letters of recommendation must be submitted via AMCAS. A minimum of (3) letters must be submitted for your application to be complete. A maximum of six (6) letters may be submitted. Letters of recommendation sent directly to the College of Medicine will not be considered. Applicants are responsible to inform their recommenders of the proper protocol of submission of letters.
  • We will accept letters from a Premedical Advisory Committee , a letter packet, or individual letters from the college or university from which you will graduate or have recently graduated. Often letters are from three (3) faculty members with whom you have studied. Meaningful letters are typically from individuals who can address features of your personality, history, and motivation in addition to your academic accomplishments. Letters from family members and family friends are strongly discouraged.  
  • If you are not a recent college graduate, three (3) letters of recommendation are required and can be obtained from faculty from your former college/university or from someone who is familiar with your activities since leaving college such as a job supervisor or volunteer director.

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  • The AMCAS verification process takes 4-6 weeks so we strongly encourage you to submit your application early.
  • The AMCAS Application is available for applicants the first week of May.
  • Deadline to submit is November 15.
  • The preliminary processing of AMCAS applications begins in July and ends November 1.
  • Our Medical School Admissions Committee continually reviews verified AMCAS applications. Following review, we will email qualified applicants inviting them to complete the UT Medical School Secondary Application. (Applicants not meeting the criteria will be reviewed at the discretion of the admissions committee. No application fee is charged for pre-screening the AMCAS application.)

Overview of Interview Day

The University of Toledo uses the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) process. For more information on the MMI, visit the AAMC MMI Resources  website.

If you have any questions, contact the University of Toledo Medical School Admissions Office 419.383.3680 or   [email protected]

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How to Apply

Your application is important to us and we want the process to be as simple and informative as possible.

For the M.D., you need to take the MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test, and apply to medical school through AMCAS, the American Medical College Application Service . For the best fit, take time to research programs that are right for you. After the AMCAS applications are received at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine, you will be asked to prepare a second application for review by the Admissions Committee. Interviews are then scheduled so we can get to know you and you can learn about our medical school.

AMCAS begins accepting applications on June 1 of each year. Completed applications and all materials, including official transcripts, must be submitted to AMCAS no later than November 1. If the application is submitted after the deadline, the student must contact the school directly and obtain permission for AMCAS to process the application.

All U. S. citizens who apply and international applicants with permanent resident status will be sent a secondary application. The information and documentation that students furnish will provide the Admissions Committee with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate. A $75.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application form.

AMCAS offers a Fee Assistance Program (FAP) for students with documented need. Those students granted a fee waiver will automatically qualify for a secondary application fee waiver from the Whiddon College of Medicine.

Since the medical profession needs individuals with a wide range of talents and academic backgrounds, both science and nonscience majors will be considered. Ninety (90) semester hours from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university are required, and a Baccalaureate degree is preferred. Regardless of major, the science courses selected to fulfill the minimum requirements should be designated for science or premed students.

For the 2025 cycle:

  • Scores from the September 2024 MCAT dates are the latest scores that will be considered.
  • A 2021 MCAT score is the earliest score considered for the 2025 entering class.

Prerequisite Coursework

Minimum requirements include:

  • General Chemistry with Lab: 8 semester hours
  • General Biology with Lab: 8 semester hours
  • Mathematics: 6 semester hours
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab: 8 semester hours
  • General Physics with Lab: 8 semester hours
  • Humanities: 3 semester hours
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences: 3 semester hours
  • English Composition or Literature: 6 semester hours 

Biochemistry may take the place of Organic Chemistry II. Statistics and Immunology also are recommended. 

In light of academic restrictions due to COVID-19 , we will accept Pass/Fail grading for prerequisite coursework completed in the Spring semester of 2020. We will accept online coursework for prerequisite courses completed in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters of 2020. Online coursework completed in the Spring semester of 2021 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As events unfold, we may post additional changes to our deadlines and other admissions policies as needed.

NOTE: U.S. Advanced Placement credits will be accepted with proper denotation on the undergraduate transcript.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation must meet the following criteria:

  • A composite evaluation or letter packet prepared by the premedical committee of your undergraduate college is preferred .
  • If your college has no such committee or system for providing a composite evaluation you must submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation:

- At least two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty who have taught you - one letter must be from science faculty - At least one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who has known and observed you on a personal basis

- No more than six (6) letters may be submitted

  • Graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program must submit a letter of evaluation written by your major advisor or department chair containing the anticipated date of fulfilling your degree requirements. All coursework must be completed prior to entering medical school.
  • Consideration will be given to non-traditional applicants in the makeup of their letters who have not completed academic work in 5 or more years. Interested applicants should contact our office for more information.
  • If you are currently employed, we strongly encourage a letter of recommendation from your employer.

NOTE: All letters must be submitted to AMCAS.

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MD Application Process

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix application process is executed through WebAdMIT — an AAMC product. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify the applicant when their AMCAS file has been received and invite those that meet the initial screen review to continue the application procedure.  To further understand our medical school timeline and procedures, we have noted important dates throughout our admission season as well as outlined a step-by-step review of our application process.

Important Dates

Interview Season August 2024 - March 2025 August 2023 - March 2024
Primary Application Deadline for MD Friday, November 15, 2024 Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Supplemental Application and Fee Deadline for MD 30 days after invitations or 12/1/2024 30 days after invitation or December 1, 2023
Final MCAT administration date accepted for MD Saturday, September 14, 2024 Saturday, September 9, 2023
Letters of Recommendation Due Sunday, December 1, 2024 Friday, December 1, 2023
Primary Application Deadline for Combined MD/PhD Friday, August 30, 2024 Friday, September 1, 2023
Supplemental Application and Fee Deadline for Combined MD/PhD Friday, September 27, 2024 Friday, September 29, 2023
Final MCAT Administration Date Accepted for Combined MD/PhD Saturday, September 14, 2024 Saturday, September 9, 2023
Letters of Recommendation Due for Combined MD/PhD Friday, September 27, 2024 Friday, September 29, 2023
Decisions Announced October 15, 2024 - March 24th, 2025 October 16, 2023 - March 25, 2024
"Plan to Enroll" Option for Accepted Students Becomes Available Wednesday, February 19, 2025 Monday, February 19, 2024
Accepted Students Narrow Offers to Three Medical Schools (if applicable) Tuesday, April 15, 2025 Monday, April 15, 2024
"Commit to Enroll" Option for Accepted Students Becomes Available Wednesday, April 30, 2025 Tuesday, April 30, 2024
"Commit to Enroll" to be Selected by Accepted Students 21 days Prior to Orientation TBD Monday, June 10, 2024
Orientation TBD Monday, July 1, 2024
First Day of School TBD Monday, July 8, 2024

Combined MD/PhD Candidates, please visit MD/PhD Degree Program for more information.

Note: We are unable to grant extensions for those that miss the deadlines. 

Step I: Primary Application

MD and MD/PhD applicants must complete and submit a  primary application through AMCAS  to be considered for admission to the school as "Regular MD" or “Combined Medical Degree/PhD” under the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The processing time for the AMCAS can take between several days to several weeks; therefore, students are encouraged to submit as early as possible, typically the first week of June. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix reserves the right to request an investigation for any applicant who indicated "yes" to an Institutional Action on the verified AMCAS in order to more effectively evaluate the information. 

Step II: Letters of Recommendation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix participates in the  AMCAS Letter Service .

The Admissions Committee requires a minimum of three letters (and recommends no more than five) from individuals with whom you have an established professional relationship and can clearly affirm the traits and characteristics desired in a physician.  At least one letter from a recent clinical experience is highly recommended.  Additional letters from individuals in a variety of settings are desired: employer, research lab supervisor, community service project leader, etc . Letters from family members or personal friends are not recommended.

Step III: Supplemental Application

To strengthen our holistic review process, the college will invite applicants to provide additional insight about their fit with our medical school, as well as the opportunity to describe how their prior experiences will contribute to the  college's mission  and core value of inclusive excellence. A photograph and a non-refundable $95 fee will be required to process the supplemental application. Applicants who qualify for the  Fee Assistance Program  through AMCAS will be eligible for a fee waiver.  Privacy Policy  (PDF).

Step IV: Interview and Campus Introduction

The college will have the opportunity to review the AMCAS, letters of recommendation and the supplemental application responses in determining whether to invite an applicant for an interview. At least three letters of recommendation and an MCAT score must be received before an applicant is reviewed for an interview.

Candidates invited to interview will have the option to participate in an in-person Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI). We will also be offering a limited number of virtual MMI opportunities during the season. The in-person MMIs will be part of an Applicant Visit Day — where candidates will have an opportunity to meet current students, interact with faculty and leadership, and learn more about the curriculum and extracurricular activities in a more personal setting. Applicants who interview using the virtual MMI will have a Virtual Applicant Visit Day that follows a similar agenda to the in-person visit.

Please review our Interview Page  for more information about the MMI process.

Step V: Admissions Decision

Applicants to the MD program will begin receiving acceptance offers beginning mid-October through mid-March. At no time is a financial deposit required. An acceptance offer may be rescinded if any materials submitted above are not received or are known to be fraudulent or deceptive. Candidates for the entering class will be advised that matriculation is based upon the following conditions:

  • Satisfactory completion of all required courses for admissions, as well as conferral of bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to obtain an Arizona Department of Safety  Fingerprint Clearance Card (FCC) .
  • Possess the capability to complete, with or without reasonable accommodations, the entire  curriculum  established by the college, which is required to achieve the MD or MD/PhD degree.

Step VI: The Decision Process

The College of Medicine – Phoenix follows the  AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols  established by the AAMC. Applicants with multiple acceptance offers must make a final decision regarding their position at the college no later than April 30 of the year they plan to matriculate.

  • Mid-October to mid-March: Decisions announced.
  • February 19: “Plan to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool, as this assists us (and other medical schools) in ensuring we do not either over– or undersubscribe the amount of offers we extend.
  • April 15: The AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols recommends accepted students narrow offers to three medical schools (if applicable). The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students follow this protocol.
  • April 30: “Commit to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. From April 30 to 21 days prior to Orientation, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool when they are ready to commit and are withdrawing all other applications.
  • 21 days prior to Orientation: “Commit to Enroll” is required to be selected by the accepted students matriculating to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Failure to do so will result in the rescinding of the admission offer.

Step VII: Prepare to Transition into Medical School

Candidates for the entering class will be required to submit documentation pertinent to the start of school, including immunization records, proof of personal health insurance, official transcripts and other information to ensure a smooth transition.

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Md admissions, application process, step one: complete an amcas application.

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine MD program applicants must apply through  AMCAS .

The AMCAS Application deadline is  January 15, 2025.

STEP TWO: Submit a Secondary Application and Letters of Recommendation

Upon receipt of a verified AMCAS application, the applicant will be sent an invitation via email to complete the USF Health MCOM Secondary Application.

The Secondary Application deadline is January 31, 2025. All materials must be received before this date. 

A fully completed Secondary Application will consist of:

  • Electronically submitted Secondary Application
  • Non-refundable $30 application fee payment
  • Completed residency form and supporting documentation (can be scanned and uploaded electronically)
  • A pre-professional committee evaluation or two science faculty letters of recommendation . Science faculty letters are letters from instructors who have taught you in a formal course.

* NOTE: USF participates in an AMCAS program for the electronic submission of reference letters. Please refer to the AMCAS guidelines on how to properly execute your letters. Do not have letters mailed directly to USF Health MCOM.

Invitation to Interview

Interview invitations for all applicants are at the discretion of the Medical Student Selection Committee. An invitation to interview means that our initial evaluation is sufficient to warrant further consideration by the committee. The earliest notifications regarding an interview will begin in August and continue through March. Please keep your contact information updated through AMCAS in order to properly contact you to schedule an interview.

Admissions Decisions

Acceptances are offered on a "rolling" basis from mid-October to May. All admissions decisions are made by the Medical Student Selection Committee and are final. Candidates not offered an outright acceptance are placed on a wait list except during Early Decision Process (EDP). Once accepted, please submit transcripts from all secondary institutions (Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., Post-Baccalaureate, etc.). Please ensure that the transcripts are official and final and have your degree conferral date posted. 

Please send official transcripts to: 

University of South Florida Office of MD Admissions 560 Channelside Drive, MDD 3 Tampa, FL 33602

Acceptance Deferral Requests

Deferral requests are viewed on a case-by-case basis. To submit a deferral request, please contact us at [email protected] .

Communication with the Office of MD Admissions

Invitations to complete the Secondary Application will be sent by e-mail. If selected for interview, an applicant may be contacted via email or phone call. Please update your preferred address or contact information through the AMCAS web site, not through the Office of MD Admissions.

Applicant Updates

The Office of MD Admissions will only accept application updates AFTER an applicant has been invited to interview. Interview decisions are made based on information provided in the AMCAS application, Secondary Application, and letters of recommendation. If applicable, additional information can then be submitted on the day of your interview and after. When submitting additional information, please indicate that you are an applicant invited to interview so updates are included with your file. Acceptable updates include any significant developments in scholarly endeavors or projects or letters of recommendation.

Please do not send additional coursework or transcripts unless we have specifically requested such information. Also, updates will not be accepted if you are placed on the waitlist.

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Thank you for considering MCW for your medical education! We are here to support you every step of the way on your journey.

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MCW offers many program options to help you reach your career aspirations, whether you are determined to become a pediatrician, a surgeon or medical researcher, or if you want to explore several options before committing to your ultimate career path. You can choose a focused program that will enable you to graduate in three years, or a four-year program that allows you to gain experience in more areas of medicine before graduation. You can also choose between a large or small class size, and between an urban campus or a smaller community campus. The choice is yours, but we certainly hope you choose MCW.

Regardless of which program or campus you choose, we trust that you will find our application process to be user-friendly, so, take a look around and get to know us. If you have any questions about how to begin your journey at MCW, we’re here to help!

Virtual Opportunities to Learn More

We look forward to connecting with you! At this time, we continue to strongly encourage virtual meetings. Please review the opportunities to connect with our office. In-person visits may be scheduled on a very limited basis.

Info Sessions

We host virtual group Info Sessions periodically. Each Info Session begins with a 20-minute presentation about MCW and the medical school application process and ends with a 40-minute Q&A with admissions representatives.

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Individual Meetings

We invite you to sign up for a virtual one-on-one advising appointment. Availability is limited, so we recommend clicking the link below periodically to check if new time slots have become available.

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Group Presentations

If you’re a pre-med advisor, or the leader of a pre-med group or organization and would like to request a virtual presentation for your school or group, please email us directly at [email protected] . We would be happy to set up a date and time to connect with your specific audience.

Campus Tours

Optional, in-person campus visit opportunities will be available during the application cycle for admitted applicants. Unfortunately, we're not currently offering campus tours for prospective students.

Programs, Dates and Deadlines

MCW Medical School offers a variety of program types, which are listed on the AMCAS application.

  • Regular MD : This program is offered at all three of our campuses.
  • Early Decision : This program is offered at all three of our campuses.
  • Combined MD/PhD or Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) : This program is only offered at MCW-Milwaukee. This dual-degree program is typically completed in eight years, and matriculates about ten students per year. Apply using the AMCAS Program Type “Combined Medical Degree/PhD.”
  • Combined MD/MS or MD/MS in Clinical and Translational Science : This program is only offered at MCW-Milwaukee. This dual-degree program is intended to be completed within four years, and is designed for students who wish to pursue a medical career with a research focus. Apply using the AMCAS Program Type “Combined MD/Graduate.” Learn more
  • Combined MD/MPH : This program is only offered at MCW-Milwaukee. Applicants to this dual-degree program will be eligible to apply after their first year of medical school at MCW has been completed. Apply using the AMCAS Program Type “Regular MD.”

The primary (AMCAS) application opens on May 1, 2024 . The earliest date applicants may submit their AMCAS application is May 28, 2024 .

The MCW Office of Admissions will send secondary application invitation emails OR notification of ineligibility emails to verified applicants beginning July 8, 2024 and continuing upon receipt of each verified AMCAS application . Please review the following important dates and deadlines for each available program type:

Early Decision Program

  • Preferred date by which to submit AMCAS application: As soon as possible
  • Preferred date by which to submit Secondary application: As soon as possible
  • Eligible MCAT dates: January 1, 2022 – July 26, 2024
  • Eligible Casper dates: May 2, 2024 – August 13, 2024
  • AMCAS application deadline: August 1, 2024
  • Secondary application deadline: August 22, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • Interview timeline: September 2024
  • First interview decisions released: Late September 2024
  • Latest date to receive interview decision: October 1, 2024

Regular MD, MD/MS, and MD/PhD (MSTP) Programs

  • Preferred date by which to submit AMCAS application: July 1, 2024
  • Preferred date by which to submit Secondary application: August 15, 2024
  • Eligible MCAT dates: January 1, 2022 – September 14, 2024
  • Eligible Casper dates: May 2, 2024 – December 5, 2024
  • AMCAS application deadline: November 4, 2024
  • Secondary application deadline: December 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • Interview timeline: September 2024 through March 2025
  • First interview decisions released: October 15, 2024
  • Latest date to receive interview decision: June 2025

Students at all three campuses will start Orientation on June 30, 2025  and will have their first day of classes on July 7, 2025 .

Application Requirements

To matriculate at MCW, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 90 earned postsecondary credits (excluding AP, IB, CLEP or similar credits). All required credits, including prerequisites, must be earned at a college or university located in the United States (US) or Canada and accredited by a state, regional or federal accrediting agency prior to matriculation at MCW. No credit will be given for coursework taken outside of the US or Canada. Individual exceptions may be considered for applicants attending regionally accredited* institutions located outside of the US or Canada.

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) exam is required of all applicants. We will only accept scores from tests taken within the three-year period prior to matriculation. For 2025 entry, you must have taken the exam no earlier than January 2022.

During the 2025 application cycle, MCW will accept applications from US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. We anticipate welcoming international applicants to MCW-Milwaukee in a future application cycle.

All applicants who are not US Citizens or US Permanent Residents must be prepared to submit a Certification of Finances form and provide supporting documentation for the total cost of attendance to the Financial Aid Office after being admitted to MCW Medical School. This information is not required to complete the application, but needs to be submitted and approved by April 30 of the matriculation year.

Statistical information can be found within the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) database . The MSAR is a useful resource to browse, search, sort, and compare information about US and Canadian medical schools and programs.

*Acceptable regional accreditation organizations include:

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Wester Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

While it is recommended that all prerequisites be completed prior to taking the MCAT, completion of the prerequisites is not a requirement to have an application reviewed, be interviewed, or receive an offer of admission. Completion of all prerequisites is a requirement for matriculation, and must be fulfilled by June 1 of the matriculation year.

To ensure accurate academic records, all final, official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended must be submitted directly to the MCW Office of Admissions by June 1 of the matriculation year. Transcripts must come directly from the educational institutions and include posted degrees. AMCAS does not forward transcripts to medical schools.

All prerequisites must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university located in the United States or Canada. We will accept pass/fail grades for coursework, including prerequisites, taken during the COVID-19 pandemic (including January 2020 – Summer Term 2023). As prerequisite coursework is intended to prepare applicants for the MCAT exam and for medical school coursework, applicants should ensure they have obtained mastery of the course material regardless of the grading system. If you are on the quarter or trimester system, three quarters or trimesters are required.

Prerequisites

Biology 3-4 credits (1 semester) Advanced Biology Courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology or Neurobiology will satisfy this requirement.

Chemistry 3-4 credits (1 semester) Biochemistry Provided the course required General and Organic Chemistry as prerequisites.

Physics 6-8 credits (2 semesters) Physics Typically Physics I and Physics II will fulfill this requirement.

Math 3-4 credits (1 semester) Math Statistics is recommended.

English 3-4 credits (1 semester) English May use a writing-intensive course to satisfy this requirement.

Social Science 3-4 credits (1 semester) Psychology or Sociology

  • A course in oral communications (speech, interpersonal communication, etc.) is recommended.
  • AP coursework will be accepted for the Physics, Math, English, and Social Science requirements.
  • CLEP credit will be accepted for the Math, English, and Social Science requirements.

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) exam is required of all applicants. For 2025 entry, you must have taken the exam no earlier than January 2022.

If you have taken the MCAT exam more than once, the Admissions Committee will mix-and-match the two most recent eligible exams to consider the best overall score.

Completion of the Casper test is mandatory for all MCW Medical School applicants. Casper is an online, open-response situational judgement test which assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and physicians. This information will complement other tools we use for applicant screening, evaluation, and review and will further enhance the fairness and objectivity of our holistic review and selection process.

Acuity Insights Assessments offers the opportunity to complete a standardized, multi-part online assessment consisting of Casper (90-110 minutes) and Duet (15 minutes). Though you will be prompted to participate in both components, the only required assessment we will use as part of your application evaluation is your Casper test score . The Admissions Committee will not know who has completed Duet, or be able to review the content, so participation (or lack thereof) in that assessment will not impact your candidacy at MCW. AAMC PREview is not required, nor will it be accepted as a substitute for Casper.

Acceptable Test Dates We will accept Casper test scores from May 2, 2024 through December 5, 2024 . Your application will not be considered complete or reviewed for possible interview selection until MCW has received your Casper test score. This means you must complete the Casper test and select MCW Medical School for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline. Keep in mind that it takes about 4 weeks for us to receive your score, so we highly recommend that you take the test early in the application cycle .

Remember: Casper test scores are only valid for one admissions cycle. If you took the Casper test as part of a previous year’s application, you are required to retake the test this cycle as well.

Acuity Insights Fee Structure The base fee to take the Casper test is $85, which includes 7 program distributions. Each additional program distribution is $16. Casper fees are waived for those approved for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program.

Technology Requirements In order to take the Casper test, you must have access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities and a reliable internet connection with an internet speed of at least 1.5 Mbps and upload speed of at least 2 Mbps on your selected test date. The Casper test cannot be taken using a mobile device, tablet, or iPad.

How to Register for the Casper Test

  • Important : Ensure you’ve entered your AAMC ID accurately, as a discrepancy may slow down our receipt of your Casper test score.
  • Important : These are the only testing dates available for your Casper test. It is unlikely there will be additional tests scheduled, but the most up to date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times . Please use an email address that you check regularly and that you have used for your application; there may be updates to the test schedule.
  • Important : To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended.
  • Ensure you have selected MCW Medical School for distribution before each posted Distribution Deadline . You will not be allowed to send scores to MCW after each posted Distribution Deadline has passed.

Accommodations If you require testing accommodations to complete your Acuity Insights Assessments, you should submit an Initial Request Form (Part 1 and 2) at least four (4) weeks prior to your scheduled Casper test date. More information regarding Acuity’s accommodations policy can be found here .

Preparation No studying is required for Casper. Acuity Insights is not affiliated with any test prep company, nor do they endorse any third-party services. We strongly urge you to take advantage of the test prep resources that Acuity has provided, familiarize yourself with the test structure , and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test and adequate technology.

Scoring While you will not receive your Casper test score, you will receive your score quartile. Acuity will email test takers when their quartile results are available, and they can be viewed in your account at AcuityInsights.app .

Questions & Support Please direct any inquiries on Acuity Insights Assessments to [email protected] . Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the AcuityInsights.app website.

Required Undergraduate Letters : You must submit undergraduate letters of recommendation unless you graduated with your undergraduate degree at least five years ago. Letters must be submitted in one of the following formats:

  • Committee letter
  • Packet of letters
  • Two individual letters from classroom professors, one of whom must have taught biology, chemistry, physics, or a comparable science discipline.

Graduate Letters : It is strongly recommended that applicants currently or previously enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program submit one letter of recommendation from a professor or thesis advisor. Applicants recently accepted to or matriculated in a graduate program are not required to submit a letter. You may elect to submit graduate letters of recommendation for undergraduate letters in some circumstances, or when unable to acquire undergraduate letters.

Optional Letters : You may submit up to three optional letters. These letters are not required. For optimal consideration, these should be received by MCW before the application is complete.

  • If you are applying to the MD/PhD (MSTP) or MD/MS program, it is strongly recommended that you include a letter of recommendation speaking to your ability to become a physician-scientist.
  • Letters from Principal Investigators may be submitted as optional letters, but typically cannot fulfill the undergraduate or graduate letter requirements.

Letter Format

  • Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead and signed by the author(s).
  • If the letter-writer is a Teaching Assistant, the letter must be co-signed by the Professor of the course.
  • It is your responsibility to confirm that each letter-writer understands and complies with these requirements.
  • Letters of recommendation are accepted via US Postal Service and electronic providers including AMCAS, VirtualEvals, and Interfolio.

If you are requesting an exception, such as waiving undergraduate or graduate letters, please contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or (414) 955-8246.

How to Apply

The primary application to the Medical College of Wisconsin must be initiated through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

Secondary applications will be sent to all eligible applicants upon MCW’s receipt of your verified AMCAS application. If you received an email with login credentials for the MCW Secondary Application, please complete the application. If you have not received that email, or a communication that you are ineligible to apply, please check your spam or junk mail folders and contact the Office of Admissions.

You will designate your campus preferences on the secondary application. There is only one secondary application and one application fee, regardless of campus preferences.

Please familiarize yourself with the mission and opportunities available at each campus location before submitting your application. Since MCW-Central Wisconsin and MCW-Green Bay have small class sizes of primarily Wisconsin residents, there are limited spaces available for non-residents.

These forms are not required of all applicants. Please review the requirements of each form, and complete the form(s) that pertain to you. All forms are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print the forms.

  • Dean’s Certification : This form is required if you have indicated on the AMCAS application or on our Secondary Application that an institutional action has been taken against you. It is also required if you have previously matriculated at a medical school regardless of the reason for departure. Provide this form with your explanation to the appropriate office at the institution for verification. It will then be sent directly to us by your institution. If applicable to you, this form is required to complete your application.
  • Wisconsin Residency Form : If you are considered a Wisconsin resident for tuition purposes, complete and send this form to the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) in Madison, WI. This form must be approved prior to matriculation to qualify for the Wisconsin Medical Student Tuition Assistance program, but it is not required to complete your secondary application. Please note : Private colleges do NOT participate in the tuition reciprocity program because they do not charge non-resident tuition rates. Therefore, the Minnesota/Wisconsin reciprocity agreement does not apply to MCW students.
  • Technical Standards : The Technical Standards for Admission, Retention, Promotion and Graduation consist of the minimum physical, cognitive and emotional requirements to provide reasonable assurance that students can complete the entire course of study and participate fully in all aspects of medical training. Current students review and sign the Technical Standards annually.
  • Credit Report : All admitted and waitlisted applicants are required to submit a copy of their credit report to be approved by the Financial Aid Office by the deadline date provided in their acceptance or waitlist letter. Credit reports can be requested on the Annual Credit Report website . If you have no credit history, this form  is required. Additional documentation may be required by the Financial Aid Office on a case-by-case basis.
  • Certification of Finances : If you are not a US Citizen, you must submit the Certification of Finances form and documentation to the Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete and submit this documentation early after being admitted or placed on the waitlist; this is not required to complete your application but needs to be submitted and approved well in advance of matriculation.

MCW Medical School expects admitted applicants to matriculate in the class for which they were interviewed. In limited instances, an admitted applicant may request a one-year deferment of matriculation for personal reasons, professional development reasons, or extenuating circumstances. Examples include significant personal or family health challenges, childbirth or adoption, meaningful professional growth opportunities (e.g., Fulbright scholarship), service in the military or Peace Corps, or unforeseen circumstance that would seriously impact the applicant's ability to succeed as a medical student.

The request must be in writing using the appropriate form, must describe the specific reason(s) for the request, and may be submitted only after all stipulations of acceptance have been met. Students may only request deferment for the campus to which they have been admitted. Decisions to grant deferred matriculation are made on a case-by-case basis, and the MCW Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit the number of deferred matriculants in any entering class. Decisions on deferred matriculation requests will be communicated in May of the matriculation year.

Effective July 2024, the Medical College of Wisconsin will no longer accept applications for transfer into the third year, due to the integrated nature of the MCWfusion Curriculum.

Interview Information

  • Academic Achievement
  • MCAT and CASPer Scores
  • Personal Statement and Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Experiences
  • Non-Cognitive Personal and Professional Characteristics
  • Personal Interview

We recognize that prospective applicants may have faced additional challenges while preparing to apply for medical school admission during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage applicants to share context regarding their individual situation on the MCW secondary application essay prompt.

We will continue to consider completion date as one factor in our admissions process (i.e. “rolling admissions”); however, we are committed to holistic admission and acknowledge that external factors may impact application completion date for some applicants.

Interviews are typically offered from September to March. All invitations to interview will be sent via email. Interview space is limited, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Interview day programming and interviews will be conducted virtually using Zoom. This applies to Regular MD applicants at all three campuses, MD/MS applicants, and MSTP applicants.

Each interview invitation will state the campus where you are invited to interview. We feel it is important that you have the opportunity to experience the campus where you may be matriculating. If you are offered admission, it will be at a specific campus and is not transferrable.

It is highly unlikely that you will be invited to interview at multiple campus locations. Interview invitations are based on many factors. MCW cannot guarantee that you will be invited to interview at your first choice ranked campus. If you interviewed and are admitted to multiple campus locations, you will be given the choice of which offer you want to continue to hold.

After You Are Admitted

Your $110 non-refundable deposit must be received by the MCW Medical School Office of Admission by close of business on April 30 (or the following business day if April 30 falls on a weekend). If you are admitted from the waitlist after April 30, the deadline to turn in the deposit will be stated in the offer letter. Your deposit should be paid online through your secondary application portal.

  • Pay your $110 non-refundable deposit and formally accept your offer through your secondary application portal.
  • Read and sign the Technical Standards for Admission to and Graduation from MCW Medical School document.
  • Complete the Wisconsin residency form and send to HEAB in Madison, WI (if applicable).
  • Complete your Criminal Background Check. This will be emailed to you through Certiphi Screening.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses. Any missing prerequisites will be stated on your secondary application portal. If you’d like us to re-assess your coursework regarding a particular requirement, send us a detailed email explaining the situation. Be prepared to send a course description or syllabus, if requested.
  • Send MCW final, official transcripts directly from all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended with degree conferral dates, if applicable. AMCAS does not forward your hard copy transcripts to us at any point in the application process, so you must have them sent directly to us from each institution. Any applicable degree conferral dates must be posted, so please make sure those will be on the transcript prior to sending. Transcripts may be sent in the mail or electronically to [email protected] .
  • Send your credit report and any other required financial documentation requested of you to the Financial Aid Office ( [email protected] ).
  • Complete certification in adult and pediatric CPR & AED.
  • Deadlines will be stated in your offer letter .

Additional requirements and deadlines will be communicated in your offer letter and via email prior to matriculation.

Yes! All incoming MCW medical students are required to be certified in adult and pediatric CPR and AED prior to arriving at MCW for orientation. The course must be certified through the American Heart Association. The most common applicable AHA courses are Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or the Heartsaver CPR/AED course.

First Aid certification is recommended, but not required.

MCW wants to offer you the best technology experience by providing the tools and services you need to excel. Incoming students will have their choice of several fully configured laptops to purchase directly from MCW at significantly reduced price.

Incoming medical students will gain access to their MCW email address and various online portals and student resources in mid-May. They will receive their MCW security access badge during orientation week which provides access to MCW after hours, locker rooms, and the on-site fitness center.

Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all full-time students. Incoming medical students will receive additional information about health insurance during the spring prior to matriculation. Until then, please visit the Student Health & Wellness website .

The Office of Admissions will communicate the health requirements and immunizations during the spring prior to matriculation. All health requirements and immunizations must be complete prior to matriculation.

Note that MCW requires our employees and learners to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. The requirement went into effect on November 1, 2021.

No. Participation in the MCW White Coat Ceremony is optional but highly encouraged. Incoming students will receive more information about the event prior to orientation.

The MCW Medical School Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. We are happy to connect with you via phone, email, or through a virtual meeting. We look forward to speaking with you!

Email [email protected]

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Application Process, Timeline, & Pathways

Before you apply.

Before submitting AMCAS and paying their fee, please ensure you meet our  secondary requirements . These requirements are non-negotiable. You will not receive a secondary application if these are not met. A secondary is required for reviewing your full application.

Ensure you can complete the premedical course requirements and earn a bachelor’s degree at an accredited  college or university in the United States or Canada  by July 15 of the year you will begin medical school.

  • Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Review Holistic Review Information
  • Request Letters of Evaluation

You do not need to complete all prerequisites before you apply; however, you must complete them by July 15 of the year you matriculate.

The  2024 AMCAS Applicant Guide  is a great resource and is available to help you apply.

Once you have determined you have met or will meet the secondary requirements at some point in the admissions cycle prior to the AMCAS deadline, apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) . AMCAS charges a $175 processing fee for one medical school designation and $45 for each additional medical school designation. If you are in need of financial assistance, learn more about your eligibility by visiting the AAMC Fee Assistance Program .

Our AMCAS application deadline is October 15, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (8:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time).

After You Apply

Amcas application screening for a secondary application.

Once we receive your AMCAS application, our system will check to see if you have met the secondary requirements. This may involve requesting official documentation from you to prove you meet a definition of resident student.

Check that your letters of recommendation have been sent.

Your letter writers submit all letters of evaluation through the  AMCAS Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation Service . Receiving these is one of the requirements to receive a secondary application.

Submit the Secondary Application

If you receive the secondary application,  you must submit it by December 2 at 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time to be considered.

When you submit your secondary application, you will be asked to pay a $50 fee. Once proof of payment is received, the AMCAS application, letters of recommendation, and the secondary application will be assigned to two screeners who review the full application file (AMCAS, secondary, and letters; UGPAs or MCAT scores are not shared with screeners) to make independent recommendations for interview. Your application will remain in review until we have filled all interview seats. Those who are  no longer being considered for an interview will be notified as soon as that decision has been made. When reviewing completed applications, the Committee looks for relevant life experiences and personal attributes, and connections to the state of Washington .

*NOTE: We waive the secondary fee for applicants who have been approved for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program.

The secondary application is your opportunity to further demonstrate how your experiences and attributes align with the College’s mission, vision, and goals . Holistic review is a balanced consideration of experiences, attributes, and academic metrics that help us meet our mission. Since we have established UGPA/MCAT threshold combinations as a partial requirement to receive a secondary application, once the secondary application is submitted, we do not include the UGPA and MCAT in any of our decision-making.

After you submit your secondary application, you can log into our admissions portal to check your application status. Admissions decisions will be sent to the email address provided in your AMCAS application. Please ensure the email you included on AMCAS and the secondary are the same. NOTE: To ensure you receive all of our correspondence, please add [email protected] as a recognized address to receive emails from. If not, our emails may go to your junk or promotions folders (check these regularly if you are an applicant).

The college will email interview invitations as early as July. All communications are sent via email so please include a valid and regularly monitored email address on your AMCAS and secondary application.

You cannot schedule an individual appointment with the admissions office to discuss your qualifications once an application has been submitted and you are under consideration. You may ask general questions during this phase.

Interviews will take place from August through February.

We conduct an all-virtual interview cycle.

Our Virtual Interview Day Will Include the Following Via Our Mixed Structured Interviews (MSI):

Live virtual interviews.

The first part of our interview modality includes two structured live traditional interviews that are 10 minutes each during our virtual interview day. These two interviews are more traditional questions however, they are still structured. One of these interviews will be conducted by an Admissions Committee member; the second is conducted by another trained interviewer (which may be a second Admissions Committee member).

Interviews are closed file: interviewers do not review any aspect of your application prior to the interview.

Live Recorded Interviews

The second component to our interviewing modality, MSI, will be four recorded interviews to be rated asynchronously. During our live Virtual Interview Day, you will be interacting with a live moderator who will pose scenario or behavioral-type prompts for you to respond to within three minutes. The moderator is only serving the purpose of providing you with the prompt and listening to and recording your responses. They are not interviewers and will not be asking you follow-up questions, providing clarification, or assessing your responses. Instead, your recordings in response to these four prompts will be assigned to trained raters who will rate your recorded responses following the interview day.

Additional Information about the WSU College of Medicine Virtual Interview Day

  • WSU College of Medicine has trained interviewers to assess the recorded interviews.
  • All individuals involved in the MSI complete implicit bias training. Our Admissions Committee also undergoes bias training annually.
  • The Virtual Interview Day will include all we need to assess you further.
  • The Virtual Interview Day will also include presentations about our MD program and conversation with current medical students.
  • You will be provided with a link to our Virtual Interview Day resource website which will include recorded presentations and information to review prior to your interview day.
  • Attendance at the full interview day is required.
  • Interview days are held on select Mondays and Fridays from August through February.

CougDoc Applicant Mock Interview (CAMI) Project!

Our medical students, led by the Student National Medical Student Association (SNMA), provide a service to applicants applying to our College of Medicine to help them be even more successful on interview day. They want to ensure that all applicants have access to this type of resource regardless of their background and access to services.

The CAMI Project is a student-created (by Dr. Kalkena Sivanesam, Class of 2023), student-led mock interview program that was first implemented in the 2020/2021 interview cycle and has been offered each cycle since. All applicants invited to interview with our College of Medicine are invited to engage in mock interviews with a trained medical student prior to their official interview day with our college. CAMI student leaders consult with the Admissions leadership on questions, process, and protocol so that it is the most helpful to our applicants.

Check out this  flyer  for interview tips from our medical students.

If you are invited to interview, contact information will be shared to set up your mock interview. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!

Following the Virtual Interview Day

Once you have completed your Virtual Interview Day, your full application packet will continue through a review by two Admissions Committee members and discussion at an Admissions Committee meeting where each interviewed applicant is formally assessed.

A complete application file for discussion by the Admissions Committee includes:

  • AMCAS primary application (with GPAs and MCAT removed)
  • WSU College of Medicine secondary application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MSI assessments (six independent assessments)

Offers of Admission

Await notification.

The college uses a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee meets at several intervals from September through March to review applicants and make admission decisions.

If you have been accepted to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and decide not to attend, it would be courteous and professional to decline your offer or withdraw your acceptance by emailing [email protected] . This allows us to admit another applicant in a timely manner. It is prudent to review the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants , especially as it pertains to holding multiple offers of acceptance. In particular, if you receive an offer of acceptance from more than one medical school on or before April 30th, you must select only one program and withdraw your acceptance from all other schools from April 30 and after.

If you are on the waitlist and no longer considering our medical school, please withdraw your application by emailing  Admissions . This allows us to maintain a waitlist of only those who are still interested in attending the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

Pre-Enrollment Deposit

We do not require a pre-enrollment deposit.

How Admission Decisions Are Reached

The Admissions Committee receives a presentation of the applicant’s file (without access to the UGPAs and MCAT) by a member of the committee and discusses the applicant’s experiences and attributes and their alignment with our mission, vision, and goals. Each committee member confidentially provides an independent score for each candidate discussed.

The Admissions Committee’s scores determine which applicants will be granted admission and in what order. Their scores also determine if an applicant will be waitlisted or no longer considered. These decisions are final and free from any influence. Furthermore, all committee members are required to declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest for any candidate for whom it applies.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine does not offer an  early decision program .

What if You Are Not Selected?

Some applicants may be invited to be on the waitlist. Offers from the waitlist occur once all seats have been filled and a previously accepted applicant withdraws. Offers from the waitlist can be made until orientation in mid-August.

Questions? Contact  Admissions .

MD Admission Timeline

Early may 2024.

  • AMCAS application opens

Late May 2024

  • Submission of the AMCAS application to MD medical schools begins

June 28, 2024

  • The transmission of verified AMCAS applications begins
  • Verification of secondary requirements begins. If met, a secondary application will be emailed to the applicant. Please be sure you meet the  secondary requirements  before submitting and paying the AMCAS fee. We do not make any exceptions to the secondary requirements

August 2024 – February 2025

  • Interview season

October 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

  • Deferred Deadline
  • Only applies to those who were granted deferral in the previous admissions cycle

October 1 Each Year

  • First day to submit the  FAFSA . Explore financial aid information and  scholarship opportunities  at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The FAFSA is required for accepted applicants who want to be considered for scholarships. To be considered, the FAFSA must be submitted by January 31 st of each year from the matriculation year on.

October 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)

  • Official deadline to submit your AMCAS application

There are no extensions for any reason.

November 2024 – March 2025

  • Regular season, rolling acceptances made to fill the initial class of 80.

December 2, 2024, 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time

Deadline to submit your secondary application.

  • The application and fee must be submitted to be considered. The fee is waived for anyone approved for the FAP by the AAMC.
  • Interview spots will only be filled once all completed applications have been considered for an interview.

February 19, 2025

  • AMCAS “Plan to Enroll” option becomes available on AMCAS applicant portal.

“Plan to Enroll” communicates to schools who have made an offer of acceptance that the applicant has made a choice about where they intend to enroll. “Plan to Enroll” options can be changed by an applicant at any time in the AMCAS portal as they receive additional offers or change their mind.

See AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool for more information.

Early to Mid-March 2025

  • Waitlist decisions are communicated to applicants interviewed but not yet made an offer. All applicants denied admission are notified on a rolling basis shortly after that decision has been made.

March – August 2025

  • Waitlist offer period

Second Look

If you are an admitted applicant, you will be invited to visit the Spokane campus for this event

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Delivered

The college will strive to provide information about scholarships before the Second Look. Loan packages are typically distributed in the summer months prior to matriculation.

April 15, 2025

  • AMCAS applicant protocols  ask applicants to narrow down multiple offers of acceptance to no more than 3.

April 30, 2025

  • AMCAS applicant protocols  indicate that applicants hold no more than one acceptance from this point forward.
  • “Commit to Enroll” communicates to schools that the applicant has made their final decision and has withdrawn from all other medical schools including waitlists .
  • “Plan to Enroll” can still be used at this point if the applicant wants to hold on to the offer of acceptance but is on waitlists at other schools and may commit to another school should an offer be made.
  • See AMCAS for more information .

July 15, 2025

  • All prerequisites must be complete and required degree earned.

August 11 – 15, 2025

  • Welcome Week

August 18, 2025

  • First day of class
“It’s not a traditional interview with just one person or a panel of interviewers who determine whether or not you get into medical school. We want to take a broader look at your ability to problem solve and demonstrate critical thinking skills. Can you empathize in a situation? Can you communicate professionally? Those kinds of characteristics are illuminated in the interview process.” —Radha Nandagopal, MD, FAAP, Founding Admissions Committee Chair and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine faculty member

Pathways to Medicine

Prospective medical students come along many different pathways. Some follow the traditional path from high school to college to medical school without breaks. Others take time between college and medical school. Still others pursue service in the military or another career before deciding they want to pursue medicine.

We want to encourage any prospective applicant no matter their pathway that our holistic review process is open to all pathways. Our admissions process is not focused on whether applicants apply directly out of college or whether their journey has taken them through a unique path to arrive at medicine. We have accepted applicants from every one of these different journeys. Please view our  class demographics , which will be updated each time we enroll a new cohort.

  • The AAMC also has a page full of  Inspiring Stories !
  • Admissions officers also share their feedback to prospective applicants.
  • The  Aspiring Docs  page also provides great insight.

Official Pathway Programs

The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has developed formal pathway programs to partner with and support high school and college students who have an interest in medicine. Explore Pathway Programs

Below is feedback and resources to help applicants along these different paths.

Traditional path.

For prospective applicants who plan to apply to medical school while in college and hopefully matriculate after graduation, there are many resources on college campuses to assist. We highly recommend that you rely on your pre-health offices and advisors for guidance on how to be competitive applicants.

There are other resources available through the Association of American Medical Colleges. The  Premed Navigator  page provides many different insights.

We encourage you not to focus so much on when you could start medical school and instead consider how you can gain as much experience and exposure and grow as an individual to be ready for medical school. If this changes your path to add a gap year(s) or to pursue another career first, there is nothing wrong with that!

Gap-Year(s) Path

For prospective applicants who plan to apply to medical school after a gap year(s), we encourage you to be thoughtful about how you want to spend that time and how you hope to grow as an individual. Medical schools want to know how applicants spend their time between college and medical school.

Be mindful that you may also lose contact with your former professors as you transition out of college. If you aim to ask for a letter of recommendation from a former professor, it is up to you to maintain that relationship and keep them informed of what you are doing.

If you plan to pursue postbacc courses or apply to a formal program,  this page  has some helpful resources.

The AAMC provides some  additional considerations  if taking a gap year(s) and  how to make the most of it .

Career-Changer and Military Path

For applicants who have pursued other careers and/or served in the military, having access to pre-med advisors may not be an option. If you need to take pre-requisite courses, consider taking them at a four-year institution where there would be access to pre-med advisors. However, we understand this is not always possible and support applicants pursuing coursework at community colleges. We encourage you to reach out to us directly for an advising meeting.

Know Your Value!

We encourage you to share with us on your application how your former career and/or military service has helped prepare you for medical education or the practice of medicine. Often applicants who are transitioning from other careers forget that medical schools are not only concerned about your health care exposure; they also want applicants who have leadership and teamwork experience and skills, among others. Consider how you can highlight what you have learned from these other fields that will help you as a medical student, bring diversity to the class, care for others, and/or help us solve challenging healthcare problems.

Below are links to AAMC resources:

  • Questions when applying as a veteran or active-duty military service member
  • Medical school costs for nontraditional students

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According to the AAMC , Medical students must possess a broad range of competencies to successfully learn and develop in medical school and become effective physicians. The premed competency model includes professional, thinking and reasoning, and science competencies, and serves as a roadmap for students as they prepare to succeed in medical school. 

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine is looking for students who are invested in improving the health of East Texas. We are seeking students who are community focused and service oriented with an interest in primary care and preventive health. Selected students will embody the values of the School of Medicine: Community, Perseverance, Respect, Excellence, Service and Creativity. UT Tyler School of Medicine welcomes and supports all applicants, including those with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodations for all students and our university has a dedicated office for disability support. We encourage students with disabilities to disclose and seek accommodations.

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Students interested in applying to The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine will do so on the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS) website.

For our secondary application we require each applicant to review and answer the following essay prompts:

1. Please indicate (select one) your connection to East Texas as outlined in our county map and explain below:

I have direct ties to the East Texas region (born, graduated high school, community college, undergraduate, etc.)

I have indirect ties to the East Texas Region (family members, in-laws, visited East Texas frequently, attended summer camp in East Texas, etc.)

I have ties to a rural region with similar characteristics to the East Texas region (size, demographics, health disparities, etc.)

I do not have ties to the East Texas region; however, I’m interested in practicing in this area after graduation.

I do not have ties to the East Texas region but am still interested in attending the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Please explain.

2. Review our mission & vision . Why are you interested in applying to UT Tyler’s School of Medicine?

3. Please describe a significant personal challenge you have faced, one which you feel has helped to shape you as a person. Please include how you got through the experience and what you learned about yourself as a result (Examples may include: moral or ethical dilemma, a situation of personal adversity; or a hurdle in your life that you worked hard to overcome).

4. Optional question(highly recommend): Please use this space to share with the committee any additional information that may help us evaluate your candidacy that is not addressed elsewhere in the application.

Per TMDSAS, important dates for the current application cycle are listed below. You can view all TMDSAS important dates here .

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024: TMDSAS application becomes available at 8 a.m. CST
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 : TMDSAS application submission opens at 8 a.m. CST
  • All sections of the Primary Application must be complete and the application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2024: Casper Situational Judgment Test (SJT) and Duet must be completed
  • Submission deadline for Secondary Application.
  • Submission deadline for Letters of Recommendation (LOR)

Until the school receives full LCME accreditation, we will not be reviewing requests for transfer students. The School of Medicine is expected to undergo review for full accreditation in 2027, and will then implement a Transfer Student Policy.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Primary Application
  • Secondary Application
  • Letters of Reference (3 Minimum / 4 Maximum)
  • Casper/Duet scores

The Admissions Committee will only be able to review the components in your complete application. Additional documents such as letters of interest, letters of intent, and application updates will not be accepted for review.

You can check the status of your application at any time in the application portal.

In order for your application to go through our holistic review process for interview consideration, you must have a complete application.

  • Casper/Duet Scores (Processing time for Casper results to be posted to your application portal is approximately 2 weeks)

Once we receive all these items, you will receive an email confirming your application is complete. If you have not received a confirmation email but believe you have submitted all the required documents, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Once a completed application has been submitted, an evaluation will be conducted for interview consideration. This will include a review of the primary application, supplemental application, letters of recommendation, CASPER/DUET scores, and satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Candidates chosen for an interview will receive an interview invitation via email and will be able to select from available dates. All interviews for the 2024-2025 cycle will be conducted in person. Interview day will involve two distinct interview types: 

Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs) - According to the AAMC , MMIs are designed to measure competencies like oral communication, social and nonverbal skills, and teamwork that are important indicators of how an applicant will interact with patients and colleagues as physicians.

Group Activity - Healthcare is a collaborative profession. Therefore, candidates will be asked to work together to complete a challenge and will be evaluated on their communication, teamwork, problem solving and resiliency skills.

At this time, VA benefits are not available for medical students. Once the SOM becomes fully accredited by the LCME , the UT Tyler Military and Veterans Success Center will submit a request for approval. Military-affiliated students may be eligible to receive other types of financial aid (loans, scholarships, etc.)

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Consideration may also be given to applicants who will gain U.S. Permanent Residency status by the time of medical school enrollment.

If you are currently working to obtain U.S. Permanent Residency status, please send an email to the Office of Admissions. Official documentation confirming your residency status will be required prior to matriculation.

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The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, protected veteran or disability status, marital status, parental status, or genetic information.

We review ERAS applications, utilizing s ignaling as part of the program’s review of applications. We will follow AAMC’s guidance regarding signaling: “The AAMC suggests applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they are home (programs) or away rotations.”

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Carin Rowell-Boucher . 

The University of KansasFamily Medicine Residency Program at Olathe Health is unable to sponsor H1-B visas or F1 visas.

Basic Requirements

USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 with a passing score prior to application.

USMLE Step 2 CK (or COMLEX Level 2) with passing scores prior to application. Passing scores must be documented in ERAS prior to the program's match list submission date.

Must pass each exam (USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, or COMLEX 1 and 2) on the first or second attempt, preferably on the first attempt.

Graduate from an LCME or AOA accredited medical school within 3 years of graduation.

Be a permanent US resident (or citizen) or able to obtain a J1 Visa through ECFMG.

Valid ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)for International Medical Graduates

Able to obtain a Kansas medical license. See the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts website for details.

Able to begin work on July 1st.

Applications accepted exclusively through the ERAS system . ERAS applications must be complete to be considered, including:

  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Applicable transcripts

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Coordinator: Carin Rowell-Boucher

Olathe Health Family Medicine-Blackfoot   15435 W. 134th Place Suite 103 Olathe, Kansas 66062 913-782-7515

University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Family Medicine & Community Health 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Mailstop 4010 Kansas City, KS 66160

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