Admission with Advanced Standing
A person may seek a transfer to the Morsani College of Medicine from a United States school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). (European and Caribbean medical schools are not LCME accredited.)
A person may be admitted to the Morsani College of Medicine with advanced standing status within the context of the following guidelines:
- A vacancy in the Morsani College of Medicine exists for the admission of a person to advanced standing status.
- An applicant must wish to transfer due to some unusual circumstances or hardship.
- Previous professional or graduate education is judged adequate in quantity, quality, and time frame to have been competitive for admission as a first-year student at this college and to permit entry into the curriculum at a level beyond the first year. An applicant who is, for any reason, on probation or not in good academic standing at the school from which transfer is sought will not be accepted for transfer to this college.
- Applicants currently pursuing graduate level work toward a Ph.D. degree or other professional degrees are required to complete all degree requirements prior to application for admission to the Morsani College of Medicine for study toward the M.D. degree.
- An Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required.
- All prerequisite coursework must have been completed in the United States.
- Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card) and a resident of the State of Florida unless there are other mitigating circumstances.
Initial consideration of an applicant for advanced standing will be undertaken only when the applicant furnishes the following information upon request:
- A signed narrative written by the applicant expressing the circumstances that prompted the request to transfer at an advanced standing status.
- A letter of recommendation from the dean of the professional or graduate school in which the applicant either was enrolled or is presently enrolled. This letter must also state that the applicant is free of behavioral, attitudinal, or emotional problems.
- Official transcripts of all post-high school academic course work (including the medical school).
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) official scores and a properly executed report form furnished by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
An applicant judged to be qualified on the basis of the furnished information may be extended an interview. Applications for admission with advanced standing will not be processed unless a vacancy exists in the respective class for which the application is made. It is not typically until early spring that it is known if a vacancy exists.