M.D. Program Application Process

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.

Application Process

Completed File

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 such as:
    • Letters providing updated or amplifying information (via email)
    • Recent grade sheet/unofficial transcript via email attachment (official transcripts are not needed unless requested)

AMCAS Application

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.

Interview Selection

Applications that 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 interview visits. This confirmation e-mail will also provide an agenda, local travel, overnight accommodations information, parking and other details to enhance the applicant’s visit.

M.D. Program Decisions

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.

Decisions

  • 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 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

Application Timeline