Updated 8/9/2016

The incoming School of Medicine 2016 class has matriculated on Monday, July 25, 2016.

We are pleased you are interested in attending the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Visit our step-by-step guide to assess your competitiveness for medical school and submit your AMCAS application.  

All applicants are encouraged to review the Guidelines for the Admissions ProcessUASOM Student Code of Professional ConductUASOM Technical Standards and Interview Information.

2017 Secondary Application
Beginning July 25, 2016, we will start sending Secondary Application requests to selected applicants. Select applicants verified by AMCAS who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are invited to complete our Secondary Application. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Secondary Application within two weeks of receiving the request.

It is strongly recommended for in state applicants to request electronic feedback about how to strengthen their application beginning in May. To request email feedback, please email Cathy O’Malley at omalley@uab.edu.

Due to limited resources, unfortunately, feedback is not available to out of state applicants.

Re-applicants are evaluated in great part on how they address the identified areas for improvement. We encourage all 2017 re-applicants to send updates, both academic and non-academic, in January 2017.

If you are planning on taking the MCAT in August or September, please complete your entire application and place on MCAT Hold. You will then need to email us (medschool@uab.edu) to notify our office that you are waiting on your score. Once you receive your score, please log in to the Secondary Application website and submit or withdraw your application. Applications cannot be moved forward without submitting.


2017 Interview Dates
September 1, 2016- Morning Session
September 15, 2016- Morning Session
October 6, 2016- Morning Session
October 13, 2016- Morning Session
October 27, 2016- Afternoon Session
November 3, 2016- Afternoon Session
November 10, 2016- Morning Session
December 1, 2016- Afternoon Session
December 8, 2016- Morning Session
January 12, 2017- Afternoon Session
January 19, 2017- Morning Session
February 16, 2017- Morning and Afternoon Session
February 23, 2017- Morning Session

Morning Sessions are from 7:30am-2:30pm
Afternoon Sessions are from 10:30am-5:00pm

Updating Your Contact Information
All applicants must maintain updated contact information (address, phone, email) with AMCAS throughout the entire application process.  Your AMCAS contact information is our only source of contact information for you.  We do not maintain a separate database of contact information.


Any applicant who has been accepted but subsequently fails to enroll, or who has been refused admission but wishes to enter in a subsequent year, must re-apply for admission and must meet all requirements at the time of the new application. It is essential for individuals that receive feedback to address the feedback in their secondary application and future evaluations by the committee will be based on how effectively they address their feedback. Both academic and non-academic updates for re-applicants are expected to be received by the admissions office in early January. The Admissions Committee expects all re-applicants to have improved their credentials significantly.

In the best interests of applicants, Reapplicant applications will be reviewed starting after January 1, 2017, however the applications must be completed by the deadlines given. This later review process is done so that any reapplicant has time and can send in supplemental information to add to their application (fall course grades, additional shadowing/volunteer, etc.) for the Committee to review. 

Rural Medical Class Applicants

Applicants interested in our Rural Medical Programs are encouraged to visit our Rural Programs webpage.

The Rural application is now closed. The deadline for completing the 2017 Rural Medical Programs application was March 20, 2016.  Applications for the RMP (Huntsville/Auburn) program and the RMSP (Tuscaloosa) program are now under review.  Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. The interview dates are scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2016 (RMP - Huntsville) and May 26, 2016 (RMSP - Tuscaloosa).

  • Huntsville/Auburn Rural Medicine Program: Interviews will be located in Huntsville on May 19 and in Birmingham on May 20
  • Tuscaloosa/University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholars Program: Interviews will be located in Tuscaloosa

By applying and submitting your application to a Rural Medical Program, the accepted applicant acknowledges that:

  • They commit to become a primary care physician and enter practice either in a rural community or in a small town in Alabama.
  • If applicable, if offered acceptance to a Rural Medical Program, they will be withdrawn from the regular M.D. program alternate list of the University of Alabama School of Medicine.