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Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Apply

Your success is very important to us, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goal of becoming a physician. We are here to help you manage the application and admissions process.

How to Apply


Complete the AMCAS

Candidates are required to submit an initial application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), which is provided through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This allows for AMCAS to process and verify the completion and submission of each application, including the fee and supporting documents before the School of Medicine reviews the file.

All applicants are required to submit valid MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores. Applicants can register for the MCAT by visiting the AMCAS website.

Apply through AMCAS

Visit the AAMC website


Complete the Secondary Application

Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a Secondary Application via email. Following a rigorous screening process, candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. After a date is set, candidates receive an agenda and information about lodging, local travel, and other pertinent details. The interview day consists of meetings with students, faculty, and administrators. Candidates will also be given an overview of the curriculum, student life, and financial considerations. The day finishes with a tour of our campus.


Complete Your Interview

The Office of Medical School Admissions invites applicants for an interview via email. After a date is set, applicants will receive an agenda and information regarding lodging, local travel and other pertinent information. The interview day consists of interviews with students, faculty and administrators; meeting the director of financial aid; an overview of the curriculum and student affairs; a campus tour; and lunch.


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Once the School of Medicine admissions committee makes a final decision, each applicant will be informed electronically.

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Application Materials

MCAT Requirement

All applicants are required to submit valid MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores. Tests must be taken within three calendar years of the year a student intends to enroll in medical school. Applicants can register for the MCAT by visiting the AMCAS website

Letters of Recommendation

The Office of Medical School Admissions will only accept letters of recommendation that have been received and processed through AMCAS. The AMCAS webpage has detailed instructions on how to submit letters.

Letters are used to assess an applicant’s motivation and suitability for medical school and a career as a physician from both an academic and character perspective.

Applicants have two options for completing the letters of recommendation requirement:

  • A packet from the applicant’s undergraduate or post-baccalaureate prehealth or premedical office, or a career services office
  • Three individual letters of your choosing from individuals who can assess your suitability and preparedness for both medical school and a career as a physician. If you choose to submit an additional fourth letter, it will also be considered.
Secondary Application Fee

Secondary application fee of $100 or AMCAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) waiver documents.

Completed File

Applicants are solely responsible for meeting established deadlines and for monitoring the status of their AMCAS and secondary application for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. The Office of Admissions will communicate with applicants electronically when files are complete and verified.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent degree. Permanent residents or Green Card applicants may apply. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students should contact the admissions office directly. We do not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.

Upper-level courses and AP credit may be used to satisfy basic requirements when applicable. Online courses of prerequisites will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must complete a minimum equivalent of 32 semester/trimester/quarter hours of the prerequisites in biology, chemistry and physics from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Coursework recommended, but not required, includes natural sciences, human physiology, genetics and cell biology, psychology, sociology, ethics, health policy, foreign language, humanities, communications or computer literacy.

Required Courses
  • General Biology - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (with labs)
  • General Chemistry - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (with labs)
  • Organic Chemistry - 1 semester/trimester/quarter (with lab)
  • Biochemistry - 1 semester/trimester/quarter
  • General Physics - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters
  • College English/Writing Intensive - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters
  • College Math or Statistics - 2 semesters/trimesters/quarters (college algebra or above)

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International and Transfer Applicants

International Applicants: The school will only consider applicants who are US citizens, permanent residents, Green Card holders, or who have DACA status.

Transfer Policy: We do not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.

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