In association with an AAMC background check pilot program, the University of South Florida will be requiring background checks of all students who reach conditional admissions status with the University or are put onto our alternate list. Once the University of South Florida updates your record in AMCAS stating that you are conditionally admitted or are an alternate for the University, Certiphi Screening, Inc. (a Vertical Screen® Company) will email you. This email will request that you follow a link to a website where you will authorize them to perform a criminal background check on you. Within five days of your authorization you should then receive from Certiphi a second email which sends you the results of you background check, and which provides you directions on how to contest your results if you find that necessary. If you feel the need to contest your report you will be given ten (10) days to initiate the process. If this is not necessary you will be able to authorize Certiphi to send your report to us immediately. Certiphi will automatically forward your background check report to us within ten (10) days if they receive no correspondence from you.
For more information on this process please refer to the officially published background check details provided by AMCAS at: