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Admissions process

Admissions process

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.

You can also submit a downloaded copy of your common application from:

  • AMCAS - American Medical College Application Service
  • AACOMAS - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
  • OMSAS - Ontario Medical School Application Service
  • TMDSAS - Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service

Once submitted we will have an admission specialist contact you for next steps. We will also waive your application fee.

Upload your application PDF

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Admissions requirements

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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Pre-requisites Duration
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
English** One Year
Calculus or Statistics One Semester

*You may substitute one semester of Biochemistry w/ Lab for Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab 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.

Application process

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:
Completed application
Application fee
Official transcripts
MCAT score results (if applicable)
Letters of recommendation
Additional items (upon request)


For questions about the required documents or the admissions process, please email

Application file review

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:

  1. Acceptance to the Basic Science Program: The applicant has been accepted to attend UMHS in the requested entry term. 
  2. Acceptance/Wait-List: The applicant has been accepted to attend UMHS; however, their intended semester of matriculation is full. The applicant is placed on a wait-list and confirmed for the next available semester. If a vacancy occurs, the applicant may still start in their original intended semester.
  3. Acceptance to the Extended Basic Science Program (EBS): This program is designed for entering students who wish to spread the work of the first four semesters over a five-semester period instead. (Learn more about the EBS program.)
  4. The Accelerated Review Program (ARP): This program is designed for students who have the potential to become successful physicians, but who require additional academic foundation work and study skills preparation to ensure their success in the rigorous medical education program. (Learn more about the ARP program.)
  5. Denial: The applicant has not met the minimum entrance qualifications as determined by the UMHS Faculty Admissions Committee. To appeal this decision, an applicant must do so in writing, and must supply additional supporting documentation for review by the committee.



Accepted Students

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.

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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.