Admissions- How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the USU School of Medicine. Apply to the doctor of medicine program by following the steps below.

Apply through AMCAS

Students must apply to the School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The designation code assigned to the USU School of Medicine by AMCAS is 821. Applications must be properly routed through AMCAS. It is not possible to apply directly to the School of Medicine for the M.D. program.

The earliest day for submitting an AMCAS application for admission to the School of Medicine is June 1. The deadline for having all required credentials into AMCAS is November 15. The admissions committee begins processing applications as soon as they are received. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply during June and July, even if they are taking one of the summer or fall MCAT exams.

Submit Official Transcripts

Upon completion of the AMCAS web application, students must submit official transcripts to AMCAS from all of the colleges or universities attended for verification of academic records. Failure to complete this step in a timely manner can delay the processing of an individuals application.

Submit the Premedical Committee Letter

The admissions committee requires a premedical committee letter from the program attended by the applicant. If you are unable to obtain one, a letter from the applicant should be enclosed with the supplemental application materials stating the reason a composite premedical committee reference letter was not available. If a premedical committee letter is not enclosed, three individual faculty recommendation letters are required. In addition, applicants need to provide a letter of recommendation from a clinical supervisor.

Submit a Clinical Letter of Recommendation

If an applicant is unable to provide a letter from a clinical supervisor, a letter of explanation should be sent with the applicant's supplemental materials explaining why. Letters from an applicant's relative, regardless of their profession of status, do not satisfy the reference requirement. Writers of recommendation letters should provide in-depth information on the character, personality and attributes of the candidate and elaborate on any relevant major events and/or achievements. Letters of Recommendation may be submitted through AMCAS Letter Writer service.

Supplemental information, including secondary applications, should be sent directly to the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine:

Uniformed Services University
Admissions Office
Room A1041
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4712
Toll Free: 1-800-772-1743


Please contact us by email if you have any questions about the application process. Inquiries may be sent to the Admissions Office