SOM Admissions

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  • Transfer and Visiting Students

    Applications for admission to advanced standing in levels up to the beginning of the junior year in the School of Medicine are considered by the admissions committee. Prior to admissions committee deliberations, the associate deans for admissions, student affairs and academic affairs consult with the dean of the School of Medicine who determines whether space exists within the pertinent medical school class. This process ensures that adequate resources exist so that the training of currently enrolled students will not be adversely affected.

    Advancing standing application

    Advanced standing applicants must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing at a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited U.S. medical school and strong preference is given to those who fulfill Mississippi residency requirements.

    The applicant will be required to submit evidence of withdrawal in good standing from the LCME-accredited medical school previously attended and a validated transcript of the work completed at that school. The applicant's undergraduate biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics (BCPM) cumulative grade point average (GPA) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores must be competitive with those of the class he/she seeks to enter.

    If the applicant's previous medical coursework is incompatible with the curriculum or schedules in this school, the applicant may be asked to complete a required course(s) before being accepted to transfer or the applicant may be accepted to a lower level of advanced standing and be required to complete a particular course(s) before proceeding with the next academic year.

    No student will be admitted to advanced standing if there is a condition or failure in any subject or if the applicant is not in good standing at the medical school from which he wishes to transfer.

    For a student applying for transfer to the junior year, receipt of the student's official transcript from the National Board of Medical Examiners demonstrating a passing score on U.S. Medical Licensure Examination Step 1 is a requirement for admission to, and for initiating, the junior year in this school.

    Deadline for application submission is March 31. For more information regarding applications, a prospective applicant for transfer should:

    • Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions 
              University of Mississippi Medical Center
              2500 N. State Street
              Jackson, MS 39216-4505
              E-mail: AdmitMD@umc.edu

    Visiting students

    Senior medical students who are enrolled in good standing in an LCME-accredited school, or an American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited school, in the U.S. or Canada and who are formally approved by their parent school can be offered a senior elective in UMMC's School of Medicine. The AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) is used to manage the application process. For more information, visit https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/ .