During the 2020-2021 admission cycle medical schools across the nation were met head on with many challenges which required immediate changes to our admissions processes. Some of the changes, such as virtual interviewing, proved to have significant advantages for both the medical schools and applicants. For those changes that had a positive impact we look forward to continuing them as part of our process moving forward.
MCAT: We will continue to send secondary applications to those applicants who submit an AMCAS application and who meet the following criteria:
- A minimum BCPM and overall GPAs of a 3.0 or higher.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited, degree-granting college/university in the United States.
- U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien with a permanent resident alien card.
- Either have a MCAT score of a 500+ or who have listed a future test date.
Coursework: We will accept P/F grades issued during the COVID-19. Online coursework was approved prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be accepted moving forward. When deciding whether you should use P/F or a graded system you should select the option that is most optimal for your application.
Interviews: Continuing in the 2021-2022 admission cycle we will be hosting virtual interviews via the Zoom platform. To supplement the virtual interviews and to hopefully give interviewees a chance to learn, in-person, what UCF COM has to offer, we plan to host monthly visits for those applicants who have been selected to interview. We will know more about the feasibility of hosting in-person visits as we get closer to the fall term.
The visit will include:
- A visit with the COM Dean and Dean of Student Affairs
- A medical school facility tour
- Multiple interactions with medical students
- Overview of the curriculum, facilities, financial aid, counseling and wellness and other student support services
- Information regarding our commitment to a diverse class and working environment
- An overview of the admissions committee decision process and timelines for making offers of acceptance, placing on waitlist, non-acceptance and future communication and assistance
Safety of our students, faculty, staff, and applicants is always our number one concern. We will ensure you have every opportunity to hear from our students and our leaders. We want you to learn everything you need to know about our M.D. program while in a safe environment. To learn more about what UCF is doing to keep everyone safe on campus you can visit the main campus website https://www.ucf.edu/coronavirus/?utm_source=ucf.edu&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=return-ucf-section.
Future Updates: We will update the MSAR with any changes to our admissions policies, procedures, and deadlines change. We will update our website as decisions are made that may impact this upcoming admission cycle.