SOM Admissions

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  • Application Timeline and Deadlines

    University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Medicine (SOM) applicants are advised that everyone who completes a file by published program deadlines will be considered for admission; however, since those who submit applications and complete files early may have an advantage in the selection process, the timeline below is strongly suggested.

    Suggested timeline

    The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) may be taken as soon a prerequisite course work is complete provided that adequate time has been devoted to MCAT preparation (such as taking full-length, timed practice exams). For some applicants, this may occur as early as the summer after the sophomore year.

    Not later than the fall of the junior year, traditional applicants (who plan to enter medical school the August after graduation from a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting program) are recommended to begin the timeline below. Non-traditional applicants should consider a similar timeline beginning about two years before the anticipated fall enrollment in medical school.

    • September - Begin preparation for Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
    • March - Take first MCAT.
    • May - Request transcripts and faculty evaluation letters.
    • June - Complete and submit online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application.
    • Summer - Repeat MCAT, if needed.
    • September - Interviews begin.

    Deadlines

    Applicants should submit all documents as early as possible and well ahead of deadlines. Applicants alone are solely responsible for ensuring all required documents reach the appropriate offices by the specified deadlines. An applicant file lacking any item on the specified deadline will be considered incomplete and ineligible for admission consideration.

    The tables below summarize dates for submitting required documentation to the AMCAS and the UMMC. Click here for more information about the Early Decision Program (EDP), Regular Decision Program (RDP) and Combined M.D./Ph.D. Program.

     Early Decision Program deadlines

     Submit to    Item  Earliest receipt date  Receipt deadline 
    AMCASAMCAS applicationJune 1August 1
     Transcripts1June 1August 1
     Letters of evaluation2June 1August 1
    UMMCMCAT scoresJune 1August 1
     Applicant Photo3June 1August 1
     Transcripts4June 1

    September 1

     Secondary applicationJune 1September 1
     
    Notification of decision no later than October 1

    Regular Decision Program deadlines

    Submit to  Item  Earliest receipt date  Receipt deadline 
    AMCASAMCAS applicationJune 1    October 15
     Transcripts1June 1October 29
     Letters of evaluation2June 1October 15
    UMMCMCAT scoresJune 1October 15
     Applicant Photo3June 1December 1
     Transcripts4June 1December 1
     Secondary applicationJune 1December 1
    Notification of decision on a rolling basis between October 16 and March 16.

    1A complete set of all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate transcripts must be mailed to: 

    •  American Medical College Application Service 
              2501 M Street, NW, Lbby-26 
              Washington, DC 20037-1300 
              E-mail: amcas@aamc.org  

    2Do NOT send letters to this school. See Letters of Evaluation for instructions on how to submit letters for electronic transmission to this school as a component of an AMCAS application.

    3Applicants must submit a passport-style photograph (head shot only) prior to being invited for interviews. Photos must be uploaded on the SOM Applicant Portal. Functionality requires receipt of a verified AMCAS application by this medical school; therefore, do NOT log in until you receive an e-mail instructing you to do so.  

    4An additional set of all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate transcripts must be mailed to:

    • Office of Student Records and Registrar 
              University of Mississippi Medical Center 
              2500 N. State Street 
              Jackson, MS 39216-4505 
              Phone: (601) 984-1080

    5Access to SOM web-based secondary application is restricted and achieved through the Applicant Portal. Functionality requires receipt of a verified AMCAS application by this medical school; therefore, do NOT log in until you receive an e-mail instructing you to do so. A nonrefundable supplemental application fee of $50 for residents and $100 for nonresidents is required.

    Document verification

    Applicants should submit all documents as early as possible and well ahead of deadlines. Applicants alone are solely responsible for ensuring all required documents reach the appropriate offices by the specified deadlines. An applicant file lacking any item on the specified deadline will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration for admission. 

    The associate dean for medical school admissions may, for good cause shown, grant individual deadline extensions if the applicant can document that circumstances beyond his/her control were encountered that prevented timely arrival of required documentation.

    Monitoring receipt of documents

    To monitor timely document receipt, an applicant should:

    • Contact AAMC to confirm his/her AMCAS application is complete and transcripts for all college course work have been received.
    • Access the SOM Applicant Portal to confirm that the secondary application, supplemental application fee, photo, transcripts for all college course work and required faculty letters of evaluation have been received. An applicant's file for this medical school is not considered complete until all of these items have been received. Due to the volume of material received, anticipate a few days delay between receipt and posting of information to this site.

    For questions pertaining to transcripts, contact the UMMC Office of Student Records and Registrar. For all other questions, contact the associate dean for medical school admission.