First Time Applicant

We know applying to medical school can be complex and overwhelming. With that in mind, our goal at the University of Minnesota Medical School is to help you through the admissions process.

In this section, you’ll find all the information you need to apply to the MD program on both our Twin Cities and Duluth campuses—including steps, timing, checklists, resources, and more.

Here’s how the medical school admissions process generally works:

New Application Component for the 2021 Cycle

The University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities MD program is encouraging all applicants to complete an online situational judgment test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as part of their application for the 2021 cycle.

1. Take the MCAT

Please see the COVID-19 Updates regarding changes to the MCAT requirement.

Complete the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no later than September 30 of the application year. The MCAT is valid for three years prior to the application year. The oldest MCAT considered for the Entering Class of 2021 will be January 2017 through September 30, 2020. 

The Twin Cities campus requires a minimum score of 499 to receive our supplemental application.

The Duluth campus requires a minimum score of 498 to receive our supplemental application.

2. Submit your medical school application via AMCAS

Submit your application via The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) between June 1 and November 15 of the year you wish to apply for the Regular MD program on the Duluth or Twin Cities campus. The MSTP program has their submission date through November 15.

3. Choose your U of MN campus(es)

The U of M Medical School has two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. You can apply to one or both campuses. After completing your AMCAS application, you'll receive an email directing you to a website where you’ll select the Twin Cities Campus, Duluth campus, or both. Your choice will determine which supplemental application(s) you'll receive.

Selection criteria is unique to each campus, because the Twin Cities campus and the Duluth regional campus missions differ.

4. Submit your supplemental application(s)

After you make your campus selection, you’ll receive the University of Minnesota Medical School online supplemental application(s).

5. Interview on campus

Qualified applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview after a thorough review by our Admissions Committees.

6. Accept your offer

We make official offers to applicants accepted to the University of Minnesota Medical School throughout the application cycle (from Oct. 15 until our class is filled). You’ll need to accept your offer(s) within two weeks.

7. Select your medical school

You'll need to select which medical school you'll be attending by April 30.


Twin Cities Admissions
Phone: 612-625-7977 
Fax: 612-625-8228

420 Delaware St. SE
Mayo Memorial Building, Rm. B639
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Duluth Admissions
Phone: 218-726-8511 
Fax: 218-726-7057

1035 University Drive, 180 Med
Duluth, MN 55812