As you prepare to take your first steps toward becoming a doctor, be sure that you meet the minimum requirements for admission, and then start your application. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
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By the time you apply to UMHS, you are expected to have completed a minimum of three years of study (90 semester credits) at an accredited college or university. However, it is highly recommended that you earn a bachelor’s degree before matriculating.
To apply, you must have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses:
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|Inorganic or General Chemistry (with Labs)||One Year|
|Organic Chemistry (with Labs)*||One Year|
|General Biology or Zoology (with Labs)||One Year|
|Physics (with Lab)||One Semester|
|Calculus or Statistics||One Semester|
*You may substitute one semester of Biochemistry for Organic Chemistry II if this is the prescribed pre-medical chemistry sequence at your college or university.
**Canadian applicants may substitute humanities courses in place of English
It is recommended that you take additional advanced sciences courses, such as Genetics, Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry, as well. High school Advanced Placement courses are considered on a per-case basis and may meet prerequisite requirements.
Complete the following steps to apply to the University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Step 1: Complete the application
Begin the process by completing our application for admission.
Step 2: Submit your supplemental documents
The Office of Admissions cannot begin to review your application until all of your supporting credentials and documentation have been received.
A completed file consists of:
For questions about the required documents or the admissions process, please email email@example.com.
There are a few milestones on the path between submitting an application and receiving an admission decision:
1. Preliminary evaluation
Once you have completed the online application and all of your supporting documents have been received, the Faculty Admissions Committee will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your credentials.
If it is determined that you meet our minimum qualifications, you will be invited for a personal interview.
2. Personal interview
If you are considered a qualified applicant, an associate director of admissions will contact you to arrange a personal interview.
During the interview, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your academic record and provide any other background information that will help the admissions committee to assess your maturity, aptitude, and motivation.
3. Application decision
Approximately two weeks after your personal interview, you will receive an email notifying you of your official admissions decision. (Please note: the decision-making timeline may be extended during semester breaks and holiday periods.)
There are five decision options:
Upon acceptance to UMHS, students receive access to a highly detailed digital Welcome Packet and are contacted by a staff member who will assist with all aspects of the enrollment process.
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences admits students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or age, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or age in the administration of its educational programs and other University administered policies.