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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.
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.
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
Regular Decision Program deadlines
1A complete set of all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate transcripts must be mailed to:
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:
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.
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.
To monitor timely document receipt, an applicant should:
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.
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