SOM Admissions

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 MD/PhD Program.

Early Decision Program Deadlines
Submit to ItemEarliest receipt dateReceipt deadline
AMCASAMCAS applicationJune 1Aug. 1
Transcripts1June 1Aug. 1
Letters of evaluation2June 1Aug. 1
UMMCMCAT scoresJune 1Aug. 1
Applicant Photo3June 1Aug. 1
Transcripts4 June 1Sept. 1
Secondary applicationJune 1Sept. 1
Notification of decision no later than Oct. 1
Regular Decision Program Deadlines
Submit toItemEarliest receipt dateReceipt deadline
AMCASAMCAS applicationJune 1Oct. 1
Transcripts1June 1Oct. 15
Letters of evaluation2June 1Oct. 15
UMMCMCAT scoresJune 1Oct. 15
Applicant Photo3June 1Dec. 1
Transcripts4June 1Nov. 1
Secondary applicationJune 1Dec. 1
Notification of decision on a rolling basis between Oct. 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 St., NW, Lbby-26
    Washington, DC 20037-1300
    Email: amcas@aamc.org

2Do NOT send letters to this school. See Faculty 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 St.
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    (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.