Applicants Checklist

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 Explore and research careers in health care, to determine if you would like to pursue a career as a Medical Doctor. We have a resource list of many Health Care Careers​ in our Youth section.

To learn more about the medical school admissions process, you may like to attend one of our general information sessions for prospective MD Program applicants, which are offered several times a year.
Complete the premedical course requirements through a college or university before matriculating and preferably before applying to medical school. Community college coursework is accepted. Institutions should be accredited by a regional accrediting organization.
Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) exam no later than September 30th of the year prior to possible matriculation.
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Research the medical schools you would like to apply to and recognize that each school may have different admission requirements. We recommend applying to several schools.
Read more about our Application Procedure and Requirements >>
Learn more about the UWSOM application process and selection factors by watching the 'Advice from the Admissions Dean' webinars.
Apply to medical schools through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), a centralized application processing service.  On this primary application, you will designate the medical schools you are applying to. For UW School of Medicine, the deadline for submitting this application is October 15, 2014.
Read more about AMCAS submission >>

Certify your state residency. Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho applicants are required to provide certification of declared legal residence. Certifications from past applications are not valid for the current year. Contact your state residency office Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho for these materials. Your materials will be processed by your state's certifying officer and sent to our admissions office. Please do not send residency materials to the University of Washington admissions office. Be aware that each state has different deadlines for these materials, some as early as beginning of October.

Washington residents should be prepared to prove their residence status at any time. If you are uncertain of your Washington residence status, contact the Residence Classification Office.

Acknowledge and Accept our Honor Code and Third Year Clerkship agreement.

Submit the Secondary Application if you have received an invitation to proceed with the application process from UW School of Medicine. The secondary application deadline is December 1, 2014
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Montana, Washington and Idaho residents will have an optional section on the secondary application to apply to the TRUST program. If they are interested in applying to the TRUST program they will need to have ALL application materials in the Admissions Office by December 1, 2014.

 Please Note:  Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) applicants will need to initiate the preliminary application on the MSTP website. Applicants applying to BOTH the MD/PhD and the MD only program will need to submit two applications (one to each program). A complete MSTP application is due January 2, 2015

Have your letter writers submit your Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation to the AMCAS service. We require the letters to be on official letterhead stationery and include the author's signature. The deadline for receipt of these letters in our office is December 1, 2014. However, it may take AMCAS a few weeks to get them to us, so make sure AMCAS has your letters well before December 1, 2014.
Read more about Letters of Recommendation >>
Selected applicants will receive an interview invitation by email between October and March.
If you have been invited to interview, congratulations! You may find helpful information in our Preparing for your Interview section. We also recommend watching our webinar video series "Advice from the Admissions Dean"

For further information about any of these items, you may find the answers to your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section​, or the Application Procedures and Requirements section. Visit our deadlines page for the complete list of all our deadlines.

Download UW School of Medicine Admissions Brochure


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