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. 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

2021 Secondary Application requests will be sent out starting July 10th. Please refer to our Minimum Requirements on who will receive a secondary application request.


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. 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

 
Have an admissions question? Contact us at medschool@uab.edu.