Medicine Application & Admissions Process
This section of the Medicine Admissions website pulls together all the information you will need before applying to the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine. Before beginning the application process, we suggest reviewing our two-page PDF e-brochure.
Your primary application must be received by AMCAS no later than November 15 on or before midnight EST.
Step One - Application Process
Are you eligible to apply? You must be a United States Citizen, or have Permanent Resident status, e.g., green card, to be eligible to apply to the College of Medicine.
- MEET OUR RESIDENCY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- MEET OUR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
- MEET OUR TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ADMISSIONS AND RETENTION
- MCAT TEST DATES [oldest MCAT accepted five years prior to matriculation]
- SELECTION FACTORS
- PRE-PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION LETTERS/LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
- ALTERNATE LIST FAQs
- WITHDRAWING YOUR APPLICATION
Step Two - Complete the Primary On-Line Application
Submit your primary on-line application to the American Medical College Application Service June 1. Applications must be received by AMCAS no later than November 15 on or before midnight EST.
Before you proceed to Step Two, please read the information in Step One. Be sure you check the deadline application date, admissions requirements and procedures before submitting your AMCAS application.
It is your responsibility to make certain your application is complete. Only those students who have been offered an acceptance will be required to complete the UT Health Science Center on-line Banner application and pay the $75.00 fee.
Upon the initial review of the primary AMCAS application, the secondary information form will be forwarded to applicants considered competitive for further review. [secondary application forms are not e-mailed to everyone] In addition, the College of Medicine does not utilize the Early Decision Program. Possible outcomes after the initial review of the primary AMCAS application are:  you may be invited via e-mail to submit the secondary information form or  you will be notified by postal mail that you are no longer under consideration. If you are no longer under consideration, notifications are typically postal mailed weekly to your address indicated on your primary AMCAS application. If you are invited to complete the secondary information form you will receive an invitation via e-mail to the e-mail address indicated on your primary AMCAS application. If you have received an invitation to complete the secondary information form, proceed to step three.
Step Three - Complete the Secondary Information Form
Congratulations... you have been invited to complete the Secondary Information Form.
When possible, it is our preference that you complete your Secondary Information Form using a PC versus a MAC.
Invitations to submit the College of Medicine Secondary Information Form will be e-mailed after August 15 through mid-January. The deadline for submitting the Secondary Information Form is one week after the invitation is e-mailed. [NO FEE WILL BE REQUIRED] The secondary information form requires you to submit the signature page and a recent passport-size photograph by .jpg file, 2"x2", e.g., [digital] headshot. Make sure your photo portrays you as the professional person you are.
The Signature Release Form will be accepted by United States Postal Service [USPS] or in person. Therefore, there is no need to choose a courier service, e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS express to submit your Signature Release Form. All paper mail is delivered to the UT Health Science Center central mailroom and subsequently delivered to the College of Medicine Admissions Office the next business day, e.g., Monday through Friday delivery only. [This may include your overnight or express mail]
DO NOT POSTAL MAIL the photograph, only postal mail the signature page to the address indicated on the Secondary Information Form and ANY AND ALL additional information or questions with regard to the Secondary Information Form should be directed to the e-mail address at email@example.com or contact telephone number at 901-448-4851.
Possible outcomes after the receipt of your completed Secondary Information Form are:  you will be invited to interview; [proceed to step four] or  throughout the application process, your application is reviewed periodically and interviews are typically granted from October until the end of April. It is your responsibility to keep your contact information current.
Congratulations... you have been invited to interview!
Applicants are scheduled to interview on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October through the end of April by invitation only, via e-mail. Notifications are typically e-mailed two to three weeks in advance. Interviews are conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There are no Thursday, Friday or weekend interviews at the Memphis campus.
It is imperative that you check your e-mail program to determine if you can override the spam filters and authorize all communications from "uthsc.edu". If you cannot override the filter, you should look at your spam folder to see if the e-mail host program has intercepted a communication from our medical school. The Admissions Committee will expect unsuccessful reapplicants to have improved their credentials significantly.
Step Five - Committee Decisions
After the Admissions Committee has reviewed your file, a decision is made to:
- offer an acceptance
- receive an invitation as an alternate
If an applicant has been offered an acceptance, a Confirmation of Acceptance Form will be included in the acceptance packet along with the acceptance letter. The Confirmation of Acceptance Form must be returned to let us know that you have received your acceptance packet. Per AAMC "traffic rules", applicants may hold acceptances at more than one medical school until the deadline of April 30.
Therefore, if you are undecided and holding two or more offers of acceptance, you can actually choose to accept all offers until you are comfortable making a final decision. However, as a courtesy to other applicants, it is strongly recommended that you contact other medical schools as soon as you have made your final decision.
At the end of the admissions cycle, a certain number of students, who were invited to interview, are placed on the alternate list ranked by the College of Medicine Admissions Committee. Students who are offered an acceptance, from the alternate list, some of whom may not be offered an acceptance until May, June or July, will be required to notify our office within two weeks from the date an offered was made. Selected applicants will be offered an admissions on a rolling basis and all final decisions will be sent via postal service.
Step Six - Medicine Acceptance Process
Congratulations... you have been offered an acceptance.
You are well on your way to becoming a part of the UT Health Science Center family! We look forward to welcoming you to the College of Medicine in August! You will be asked to do a lot of things before your matriculation.
To start you on your way, view the New Student Orientation Handbook & Resource Guide.
College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
Medical Center Plaza
910 Madison Ave, Suite 500
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Medicine Admissions Staff
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs:
David M. Stern, M.D.