Applicant Evaluation and Decisions

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  • Primary Evaluation

    The first evaluation of applications is based on residency. Residency determination is not based solely on information provided in an AMCAS application; it is based on information provided in the UMC Secondary Application and, when requested, a Request for Review of Residency Classification form and supporting documentation. Questions regarding residency classification should be addressed to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.

    Strong preference is given to applicants who are legal residents of Mississippi; in recent years, nonresidents have not been admitted. This medical school is committed to training healthcare providers for Mississippi.

    Moving to this state alone does not signify a commitment to practice in Mississippi. Applicants who recently move to Mississippi will be evaluated by the medical school admissions committee for their motivation to move and possible ties to this state.