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The first step in the application process is the completion of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) common application. Applicants will designate the University of Minnesota Medical School as a recipient of their application. 

The final AMCAS application submission deadline to the University of Minnesota Medical School MD program is October 1. 

Applicant to Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) institutions assume certain responsibilities of familiarizing themselves with requirements, including necessary notifications, when it comes to the progression of the application cycle. 


All letters of evaluation must be available in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application. The Admissions Committee does not accept letters from individuals writing in their capacity as friends or family acquaintances. 

The University of Minnesota MD program will only accept a total of three letters. 

If an applicant did not identify three letters for the University of Minnesota in the AMCAS application, reviewers will select three letters to read at their discretion. The Office of Admissions can not direct reviewers on which letters to read.


In order to receive a supplemental application, the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application will be reviewed for the following criteria:

  1. A minimum MCAT score of 495

    If an applicant indicates on their AMCAS application that they are retaking the MCAT at a future date, we will wait to screen this application until the scores are verified and released to our office.

  2. Residency status - applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a permanent resident visa (green card), or be a Minnesota resident with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status

  3. Status of baccalaureate degree

  4. All prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution by July 1 of the year they matriculate



​​​Upon receipt and verification of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application, the University of Minnesota Medical School will email eligible applicants our supplemental application. All applicants will complete the same supplemental application. Those interested in rural or indigenous health will have an additional required portion of their supplemental application. 

The final supplemental application submission deadline for the University of Minnesota Medical School MD program is October 30. 

Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable $100 processing fee. The processing fee will be waived for AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) approved applicants that send the FAP email confirmation from AMCAS to medadmis@umn.edu.


Interview invitations will be sent via email on a rolling basis beginning in September. The interview will consist of asynchronous questions as well as a mission specific interview conducted via Zoom.

Applicants should contact Admissions if they have concerns about interviewing in the virtual environment. Staff will provide support and discuss alternative options or reasonable accommodations should an applicant identify any barriers to their participation. Admissions can be contacted at medadmis@umn.edu regarding questions and/or requests for accommodations. If an applicant prefers to work directly with the Disability Resource Center at the University of Minnesota, they can contact Barbara Blacklock at black005@umn.edu.


Accept - Offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis beginning in October. Acceptance offers will include campus placement information along with a requirement to confirm that the acceptance has been received and reviewed.

Waitlist - If an applicant is placed on the waitlist, they will receive additional information about their approximate placement and next steps after all interviews have been completed.

Deny - All application decisions are final and will not receive further consideration.

Delayed Matriculation

Applicants may request delayed matriculation. The deferral period is limited to one year and applicants are restricted from applying to other medical schools. Accepted applicants must submit a letter to medadmis@umn.edu requesting a deferment by April 15. Any applicant accepted after April 30 who requests a deferment will be considered if spots are available.


Applicants are recommended to utilize the Applicant Self-Assessment Guide if they choose to reapply to the MD program. Any suggestions provided cannot assure acceptance, as it is impossible to predict the eventual outcome of any application. Please note that the Admissions Committee will not have access to previous applications.


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