University of South Alabama

How to Apply

Your application is important to us and we want the process to be as simple and informative as possible.

For the M.D., you need to take the MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test, and apply to medical school through AMCAS, the American Medical College Application Service. For the best fit, take time to research programs that are right for you. After the AMCAS applications are received at USA College of Medicine, you will be asked to prepare a second application for review by the Admissions Committee. Interviews are then scheduled so we can get to know you and you can learn about our medical school.

AMCAS begins accepting applications on June 1 of each year. Completed applications and all materials, including official transcripts, must be submitted to AMCAS no later than November 15.  If the application is submitted after the deadline, the student must contact the school directly and obtain permission for AMCAS to process the application.

AMCAS offers a Fee Assistance Program (FAP) for students with documented need. Those students granted a fee waiver will automatically qualify for a secondary application fee waiver from the College of Medicine.

All U. S. citizens who apply and international applicants with permanent resident status will be sent a secondary application. The information and documentation that students furnish will provide the Admissions Committee with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate. A $75.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application form.

Since the medical profession needs individuals with a wide range of talents and academic backgrounds, both science and nonscience majors will be considered. Ninety (90) semester hours from an accredited college or university are required, and a Baccalaureate degree is preferred. Regardless of major, the science courses selected to fulfill the minimum requirements should be designated for science or premed students. 

Minimum requirements include:
  • General Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • General Biology with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Mathematics (Calculus is recommended): Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • General Physics with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Humanities: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • English Composition or Literature: Two semesters or three quarters.

 NOTE:  U.S. Advanced Placement credits will be accepted with proper denotation on the undergraduate transcript.

Letters of Recommendation

The Admissions Committee requires the following recommendation letters:

a). A composite evaluation prepared by the premedical committee of your undergraduate college.

OR

If your college does not have such a committee or system for composing a composite evaluation, you are required to submit three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members who have taught you in the sciences and two (2) letters of recommendation from persons who have known and observed you on a personal basis.


b). If you are a graduate student enrolled in a degree granting program, you must submit a letter of evaluation, written by your major advisor or department chair, containing the anticipated date for fulfilling your degree requirements. All work must be completed before entering medical school.

c). If you are currently employed full-time, we encourage (but do not require) you to submit a letter of recommendation from your employer in addition to the above required letters. 

ALL LETTERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO AMCAS

 

 

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