Admissions

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Whichever path you take at the UAB School of Medicine, we will provide a rigorous and lively medical education. To see which path is right for you, check out the differences in our programs and review the admissions guidelines. The following steps will help make your transition into UAB School of Medicine easier.



1. Assess your preparedness

There are a number of factors and activities that can affect your application's competitiveness. Find out what we're looking for and how you can improve your application to give you the best shot at acceptance.
Minimum Requirements | Factors Considered for Admission | MSAR | Essential Capacities


2. Submit the AMCAS application

The AMCAS is an application service run by the Association of American Medical Colleges through which prospective medical students apply to medical school in the United States.  Click here for more information


3. Submit the UAB secondary application

2018 Secondary Application requests will be sent out starting in late July . Once your initial application has been processed, you will be contacted and asked to submit the secondary application. The deadline for submitting the Secondary Application is November 15, 2017. If you have submitted your Secondary Application by the deadline date, but your AMCAS application is not yet verified, please do not worry. You have met the deadline and once your AMCAS application is verified, your application will continue through the review process. The School of Medicine requests secondary applications from selected verified AMCAS applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


4. Upload letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be sent to AMCAS through the AMCAS Letter Writer Application, Interfolio, mail or VirtualEvals. Options and Instructions


5. Schedule your interview

After all secondary application materials are received, your application will be reviewed and a decision made on whether or not to offer you an interview. Interviews are conducted by the admissions committee most Thursdays from late August through mid-March. Note: applications submitted early in the application period (June, July and August) allow for more feasible review and interview scheduling. Interview Information


6. Check your status

Following your interview a decision will be made on whether to offer you acceptance. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis starting October 15th. Applicants who have not received notice of a final decision are still under consideration. 
Check Your Status | Information for Current Applicants | Committee Decisions

 
Have an admissions question? Contact us at medschool@uab.edu and/or consult our searchable PDF of the admissions guidelines.