Applicants to the UCF College of Medicine M.D. program must complete both the online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and UCF College of Medicine Supplemental applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to meet established deadlines and to monitor the status of their applications.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to meet established deadlines and to monitor the status of their AMCAS and UCF College of Medicine Supplemental applications. The UCF Supplemental Application Dashboard will provide each applicant with the status of each application component, and will reflect file completion upon receipt of all information. The M.D. Program Admissions Office also intends to send an email to each applicant upon completion of their file. Applicants will not be considered for an interview until all required information has been received and their file has been completed. Components of a completed application are as follows:
- Verified AMCAS application
- Designated letters of recommendations provided via AMCAS only
- Submitted College of Medicine Supplemental Application
- Paid application fee or AMCAS Fee Waiver Verification
- Uploaded passport-style photo (requested, but not required)
- Additional optional information provided directly by the applicant should be updated via the online dashboard. Examples of optional information are:
- Letters providing updated or amplifying information
- Recent grade sheet/unofficial transcript (official transcripts are not needed unless requested)
- Research or Publication updates
Applicants must complete an application through the online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) at www.aamc.org. AMCAS is the national application service that processes applications for M.D. Programs throughout the nation. Through AMCAS, an applicant may apply to most M.D. programs by completing one application and paying the appropriate fees. AMCAS provides the college with applicant information immediately upon completion of AMCAS transcript verification process. The AMCAS application period begins in late May and terminates on or before November 15 prior to the year in which the applicant anticipates enrollment. The AMCAS Application deadline is the date when students must submit the application, all fees, original transcripts, and associated data to AMCAS.
Applicants who meet all requirements will be fully reviewed and considered for an interview. Applicants chosen for interviews must be academically excellent and have demonstrated an interest in medicine through clinical and/or research activities. Those selected for interviews are contacted by telephone and e-mail by the M.D. Program Admissions Office to schedule two video call interviews. The confirmation e-mail will provide instructions regarding the video call process and subsequent steps within the admission process.
When the Medical Student Admissions Committee (MSAC) makes a final decision regarding an interviewed applicant, the M.D. Program Admissions Office will contact each applicant by telephone to inform him or her of the committee’s decision.
- Accepted – an acceptance package is mailed to applicants on the day following the MSAC decision. All offers of acceptance are provisional. An offer of acceptance may be rescinded if the applicant does not respond to the acceptance offer or does not maintain academic standards or meet other program requirements prior to enrollment.
- Not Accepted – a notification of non-admittance is sent to each applicant who has been declined admission. Upon request, the Office of Admissions will counsel the applicant to help increase their competitiveness for a future application.
- Wait Listed – while on the wait list, prospective students will be contacted by the M.D. Program Admissions Office periodically to provide updates on the status and possible outcome of their applications. The applicant will be informed immediately upon change of admission status.
Students are strongly encouraged to apply early within the admission process. Applicants can begin completing their AMCAS application in the month of May and submit the AMCAS application in the month of June. The AMCAS application is available to complete through the month of November.
AMCAS Deadline – Nov. 15
Secondary Application Deadline – Dec. 1
Application Fee – $30
The AMCAS application becomes available to admission offices in the month of June. The UCF College of Medicine operates on a holistic approach; therefore, the application review process may take several months before the admission committee concludes the review process.
Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will be provided with the opportunity to complete a secondary application. The secondary application is available to complete until December 5th of the current admission cycle.
Competitive applicants begin to receive interview invitations in August. Virtual Interviews are held on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays. Early Decision applications must be verified by AMCAS by August 1st and all supplemental documentation received by the UCF College of Medicine Admission Office by August 15th.
The MCAT must be taken by the final exam offered in September. Admission decisions are sent on a rolling basis. Interviewees may begin receiving notification of acceptance as early as October 15th.
Deadline to complete the AMCAS application is November 15th.
The deadline to complete Secondary application is December 5th.
Admitted students begin to receive notification of their scholarship and financial aid award letters in the month of March. The UCF College of Medicine Office of Student Financial Services assists M.D. students in obtaining resources to fund their educational expenses.
Admitted students are invited to come back to beautiful Orlando for Second Look. This all-day event is designed to assist students with their admission decision.
Scholarship and financial assistance awards begin to disperse, and students register and attend orientation. The College of Medicine will welcome the incoming class at the annual White Coat Ceremony in late July. This event is a medical school tradition, welcoming first-year M.D. students as colleagues in healthcare.