Updated 2/2/2016

Application Status

Advance Standing/ Transfer application is now open.  The deadline for a complete application is March 1, 2016. Please look at the Advance Standing/Transfer web page for details.

The 2016 applications for submission is now closed.

Applicant interview requests are being offered.

Early Decision Applicant Decisions have been mailed to applicants.

Accepted applicants will receive an acceptance email first and then followed by a formal letter typically within the month.  The acceptance notification is granted throughout the year.

Rural Program Applications are now open.  Please look at the Rural Program web page for details.

For the 2016 cycle, UASOM will accept scores from the September MCAT test dates in addition to the previous dates from 2013 forward. Please complete your entire application and place in MCAT Hold if you are planning on taking the MCAT in August or September. 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 your application.

Secondary Application
Secondary requests for 2016 are being sent out in batches at this time.  The request were sent out starting the first week of August to Early Decision applicants and are now being sent out to all other programs.  Once you are verified by AMCAS, then you will receive a request to complete our Secondary Application. Please complete the secondary within 2 weeks from the email request to complete your Secondary Application. 2016 Secondary Applications requests will be sent to all verified applicants. If your AMCAS application is verified and you have not received a request from us within 2 weeks, please email us at medschool@uab.edu so we can look into it. Please continue to check this page frequently for updates. 

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 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.

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

2016 Interview Dates
September 17, 2015 - Early Decision and Regular MD (Morning Session)
October 1, 2015 (Morning Session)
October 22, 2015 (Morning Session)
October 29, 2015 (Morning Session)
November 5, 2015 (Afternoon Session)
November 19, 2015 (Afternoon Session)
December 3, 2015 (Morning Session)
December 10, 2015 (Afternoon Session)
January 14, 2016 (Afternoon Session)
January 21, 2016 (Morning and Afternoon Session)
February 11, 2016 (Morning Session)
February 18, 2016 (Morning Session)
February 25, 2016 (Morning Session)
March 3, 2016 (Morning Session)
March 10, 2016 (Morning Session)
March 31, 2016 (Morning Session)

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.

Advanced Standing/Transfer
The Advanced Standing/Transfer application is open and completed applications are due March 1, 2016.


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 in force at the time of the new application. 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, 2016, 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 open. The deadline for completing the 2017 Rural Medical Programs application is March 20, 2016.  Interview invitations have been sent for the RMP (Huntsville/Auburn) program and the RMSP (Tuscaloosa) program and applicants have been selected. The interview dates are scheduled for May 19, 2016 (RMP - Huntsville) and May 26, 2016 (RMSP - Tuscaloosa).

  • Huntsville/Auburn Rural Medicine Program: Interviews will be located in Huntsville
  • 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.