Requirements and Timeline

Minimum Degree Requirement:

 

A baccalaureate degree must be earned prior to the anticipated enrollment.

Pre-requisite Coursework:

 

Biological and Physical Science Pre-requisites

  • Two courses of general inorganic chemistry or equivalent with laboratory
  • Two courses of organic chemistry with an accompanying laboratory (Note: One course of introductory biochemistry may substitute for the second organic chemistry.)
  • Two courses of general physics with laboratory
  • One course of advanced-level biology (must be at least a 200 level course)

Behavioral Science Pre-requisites

  • Candidates must complete three courses in the Behavioral/Social Sciences in the following disciplines: Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies or Sociology.
  • Two of the above three courses completed must be in the same field of study.
  • If an applicant is uncertain whether a course will count toward a behavioral science pre-requisite, the applicant must provide documentation on the content of the course to be considered by emailing or calling the admissions office

Application Requirements:

 

  • MCAT: All candidates must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to enrollment. The MCAT exam will be changing in 2015. Please visit the AAMC website to determine which version of the exam you should take based on your planned enrollment.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Premedical committee evaluation OR three letters from instructors (any field of study) from whom the candidate has taken courses. One of the letters can be from a research mentor. These letters should critically evaluate the candidate’s academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of course work, and special attributes/assets. Personal letters of recommendation are not acceptable. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or professional school, one letter must be from a faculty member at the graduate or professional school.
  • U.S. Citizen Status: Every applicant must be a U.S. citizen or possess a permanent resident immigrant visa at the time the application is submitted to AMCAS.
  • On-site Interview

Additional Admissions/Matriculation Requirements:

 

  • Self-certification to Safety and Technical Standards requirement
MONTH EVENT
April

AMCAS applications available

June AMCAS applications may be submitted
July-Dec

Selection of applications with completed AMCAS application are invited to submit supplemental applications materials

Aug-March Applicants invited for campus interviews
Aug 1 For Early Decision Program - Complete application must be submitted to AMCAS
Sept 1 For Early Decision Program - Supplemental, application fee and letters of recommendation must be received by Office of Medical College Admissions 
Sept Last chance to take MCAT
Sept-March Admissions offers sent to selected candidates
Nov 1 Deadline for AMCAS application
Dec 1 Deadline for UICOM supplemental application and fee
Dec 1

Letters of Recommendation due with AMCAS

Jan Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov
May 15 AMCAS Rule – Candidate may hold only one medical school acceptance.
May 15 Deadline for non-refundable tuition deposit.

Security deposit is 100% refundable if withdrawal notice is received by
May 15 – after which there will be no refund given.

August

Mandatory College of Medicine orientation

August Classes begin