MD Program

Application Procedure

Application to the Perelman School of Medicine is made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The deadline for the submission of the AMCAS application is October 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

All verified applicants to the Perelman School of Medicine also receive a supplemental application. The fee for that application is $90, except for applicants who are granted an AMCAS fee waiver (FAP). To complete the application process, applicants must also submit letters of recommendation and an MCAT score.

The School of Medicine encourages prospective students to apply early to allow maximum time for the AMCAS verification process and receipt of required letters of recommendation.

A complete application for admission includes:
  1. Verified AMCAS application
  2. Supplemental application
  3. Required letters of recommendation (see below)
  4. MCAT score
  5. Application fee

Complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 11:59 p.m. EST. Deadlines are strictly enforced in all phases of the process.

Interviews

Interviews are granted by invitation only and occur between September and January. One-on-one interviews with faculty and students take place on select dates identified by the Office of Admissions. MD/PhD interviews are scheduled by graduate group in conjunction with medical school interviews. Only students who have been interviewed are considered for admission into the entering class. The School of Medicine has a single admission date in March for both programs. The Committee on Admissions uses a holistic review process in assessing applicants for interview and selection. Criteria include personal attributes, life experiences, overcoming obstacles and academic strength.

Letters of Recommendation

All letters of recommendation (either required or supplemental) must be submitted to AMCAS. Academic letters are essential and must be submitted from any institution in which the applicant is currently enrolled or from which he or she has completed a program or received a degree.

Letters of recommendation filing options:
  1. Composite or committee: Individual letter/letter packet from a pre-health advisor or career service office, with or without additional letters attached.
    - OR -
  2. A minimum of three (3) letters from faculty members who know the applicant well; at least one must come from a science faculty member with whom the applicant has taken courses.

All letters must be signed and on official stationery. Additional letters of recommendation or personal updates to the application can be added to to application at any time. The applicant can personally upload any updates directly into the application using the online status page. Applicants who have previously applied for admission to the School of Medicine must resubmit required letters of recommendation.

Early Decision Program

Perelman has a small, selective Early Decision Program. Successful EDP candidates should meet the mean GPA (3.83) and old MCAT (37)/new MCAT (518) scores of the entering class. EDP applications must be completed with all data including MCATs by August 1. Candidates considering applying through the EDP process should consult with the Office of Admissions prior to June 15 of the year in which they wish to matriculate.

Transfer Admissions

There is no transfer admissions program at the School of Medicine.