MD Admissions Application Process

MD Admissions

Application Process

STEP ONE: Complete an AMCAS Application

The USF Morsani College of Medicine Core and SELECT applicants must apply through AMCAS.

The AMCAS Application deadline is November 15, 2013.

STEP TWO: Submit a Secondary Application and Letters of Recommendation

Upon receipt of a verified AMCAS application, the applicant will be sent an invitation via email to complete the USF MCOM Secondary Application. (There must be an MCAT score on the application ).

The Secondary Application deadline is January 5, 2014. All materials must be received before this date.

A fully completed Secondary Application will consist of:

  • Electronically submitted Secondary Application indicating program choice (Core, SELECT, both)
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee Payment
  • State Residency Affidavit (can be scanned and uploaded electronically)
  • A pre-professional committee evaluation or three faculty letters of recommendation (two from Science Faculty and one from non-science faculty. Faculty letters are letters from instructors who have taught you in a formal course.) *
  • Two personal/character Letters of Recommendation *

* NOTE: USF participates in an AMCAS program for the electronic submission of reference letters. Please refer to the AMCAS guidelines on how to properly execute your letters. Do not have letters mailed directly to USF MCOM.

Invitation to Interview

Interview invitations for all applicants are at the discretion of the Medical Student Selection Committee. An invitation to interview means that our initial evaluation is sufficient to warrant further consideration by the committee. The earliest notifications regarding an interview will begin in September and continue through April. Please keep your contact information updated through AMCAS in order to properly contact you to schedule an interview.

Applicants invited for an interview will be scheduled for two personal, open file interviews. Each interview is an opportunity for a two-way exchange in which you can learn more about the school.

Admissions Decisions

Acceptances are offered on a "rolling" basis between late October and May. All admissions decisions are made by the Medical Student Selection Committee and are final. Candidates not offered an outright acceptance are placed on a wait list except during EDP. Once accepted, please submit transcripts from all secondary institutions (Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., Post-Baccalaureate, etc.). Please ensure that the transcripts are official and final and have your degree conferral date posted.

Please send transcripts to:

University of South Florida
Office of MD Admissions
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 3
Tampa, FL 33612

Communication with the Office of MD Admissions

Please DO NOT call for updates on the status of your application. Invitations to complete the Secondary Application and to interview will be sent by e-mail. If necessary, please update your address or contact information through the AMCAS web site, not through the Office of MD Admissions.

Applicant Updates

The Office of MD Admissions will only accept application updates AFTER an applicant has been invited to interview. Interview decisions are made based on information provided in the AMCAS application, Secondary Application, and letters of recommendation. If applicable, additional information can then be submitted on the day of your interview and after. When submitting additional information, please indicate that you are an applicant invited to interview so updates are included with your file. Acceptable updates include any significant developments in scholarly endeavors or projects or letters of recommendation.

Please do not send additional coursework or transcripts unless we have specifically requested such information. Also, updates will not be accepted if you are placed on the waitlist.