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SOM Supplemental Application Materials


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine Supplemental Application Materials
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Supplemental Materials Instructions

Thank you for completing the initial AMCAS application and for expressing interest in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. It is admirable that so many of our nation's young people are interested in serving as military medical corps officers. Please carefully read this entire letter before proceeding any further.

Although your verified AMCAS application may not have arrived in the Admissions Office, you are receiving this request for Supplemental Materials based on preliminary data before any review of your credentials. You should note that the average MCAT for matriculants is 31 (with a 10 in each subtest) and the average grade point average is 3.6 (cumulative and in the sciences). In previous years only those applicants with a 25 on the MCAT and a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or post-baccalaureate or graduate GPA of 3.0) or higher have been competitive for acceptance. AP or IB courses for which your undergraduate institution has given you credit are acceptable for Calculus, English, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physics. Additional, upper level Biology coursework should be taken if one has had AP or IB Biology. Biochemistry may be substituted for Inorganic Chemistry. Online or Internet courses will not be accepted for the prerequisites. In order to expedite review of your application, please review this list of prerequisites:

  • Biology with Lab (1 year)
  • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (1 year)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (1 year)
  • Physics with Lab (1 year)
  • English (1 year)
  • Calculus (1 semester)
  • Biochemistry and Statistics are highly recommended, though not required
  • MCAT results (January 2012-September 2014)
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Age Requirements
    • Due to commissioning standards, all students must be at least 18 years old at the time of matriculation, but no older than 36 as of June 30th in the year of matriculation.
    • Applicants who have reached their 36th birthday by 30 June 2015 will have to request an age waiver prior to an offer. At this time, it is not necessary to submit a request. We will inform you at the appropriate time.
  • Baccalaureate Degree granted no later than 1 June 2015
  • Clinical Experience
    • Clinical Experience is defined as traditional clinical activity with patients and/or health care professionals or paraprofessionals.
  • Letter of Approval (only required for Enlisted, Commissioned, Reserve, ROTC, Academy, and National Guard Applicants)
  • Letters of Recommendation may be submitted through AMCAS Letter Writer service.

Visit the following websites for more information:

How should you proceed if you lack any of these prerequisites?

Academic Prerequisites

All academic coursework must be completed by 1 June 2015. If you have not listed them on your AMCAS application, please submit a statement with your secondary application informing the Admissions Committee of when and where you are taking the class, the name of the class and number of credit hours.

MCAT Scores

If you do not have MCAT results to submit, you must take the exam during the months of June through November 2014 to be eligible.

Clinical Experience

If you have not already done so, you should attempt to gain some clinical experience, NOW. Be sure to submit a statement with your secondary application explaining where you are undertaking this work, the nature of the work, the number of hours (per week), and the name of the professional who will write the letter of recommendation for you detailing your performance. (There is no minimum number of hours for consideration. However, more experience is always better than less.) If you are unable to gain any clinical experience, you MUST submit a statement explaining in detail why you have not engaged in clinical activities.

Letter of Approval

You should contact your service liaison as soon as possible (see Notice to Military Applicants). You may submit your application without a final letter of approval. However, the Admissions Committee will not make a final decision on your application without this letter.

U.S. Citizenship

If you are able to gain citizenship prior to 1 November 2014, you may continue with the application. However, you must submit the following information to the Admissions Office immediately: the place of your hearing, the petition #, and the date of your hearing. If you are not able to gain citizenship by 1 November 2014, then your file will be deactivated. U.S. citizenship is required for commissioning purposes and cannot be waived for any reason.

Submitting your Supplemental Material

There is no fee for processing secondary applications. Before you submit your package, be sure to thoroughly review every instruction and/or attachment on the Secondary Website. Supplemental material must be returned within three weeks from the date on the emailed notification. Forms may also be emailed to the following: Last Names Beginning With:

A – E     Ms. Mayo - constance.mayo@usuhs.edu
F – L     Ms. Romero - diana.romero@usuhs.edu
M – R     Ms. Baker - larhonda.baker@usuhs.edu
S – Z    Ms. Ferrell - sheena.ferrell@usuhs.edu
These Admission's Assistants will be working with you throughout the application cycle.

Emailed forms must be submitted in ONE email. The forms may be attached individually or in one PDF or Zip file.

DO NOT SUBMIT AS A JPG, GIF, PNG OR ANY OTHER IMAGE FILE

Supplemental material may also be submitted by postal mail to:
USUHS
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Forms must be submitted TOGETHER. Do NOT email some forms and mail the others.

AMCAS Notification of LOR

Please notify your Admissions Counselor by email when you receive notification from AMCAS that they have received an LOR on your behalf.

Please keep in mind that those competitive candidates whose files are completed first are eligible for interview first. This increases the chance of full acceptance and lowers the chance of being placed on a waiting list. If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide your social security number. Completing this application late in the cycle could place a candidate at a severe disadvantage.

We look forward to receiving your completed application materials.

Download All – Download zipped file of all Supplemental Material.

*These forms must be returned.

  1. Instructions
    PDF
  2. Word
  3. Basic Application Addendum *
    PDF
  4. Word
  5. Military Application Addendum (For Military Applicants Only) *
    PDF
  6. Word
  7. Personal Statement *
    PDF
  8. Word
  9. Letters of Recommendation Checklist *
    PDF
  10. Word
  11. Student Disclosure *
    PDF
  12. Word
  13. School of Medicine Excerpt
    PDF
  14. Word
  15. Notice to Military Applicants
    PDF
  16. Word
  17. M.D./Ph.D. Program Facts
    PDF
  18. Word

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