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MD Program

MD Admissions

Morsani College of
Medicine Admissions

Early Decision 

Only applicants with full intention to attend if accepted may apply to USF Health MCOM as Early Decision. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made no later than October 1. An offer of acceptance means a firm commitment that the applicant will attend the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Applicants who are not considered for an Early Decision interview may be given consideration for an interview during the regular admission cycle. At that point, the applicant is also eligible to apply to other medical colleges of their choice.

Applicants who desire to be considered under this program should apply as an "Early Decision" applicant through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

The Early Decision guidelines are as follows:

  • Qualified Early Decision applicants will be evaluated holistically, consistent with the mission of the Morsani College of Medicine. Qualified applicants will have an academic record to indicate an ability to succeed in medical education with the science and non-science GPA demonstrating continuous and sustained academic excellence. 
  • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken prior to the Early Decision application deadline. Beginning with the 2024-2025 Admissions Cycle, Early Decision applicants must have an MCAT score of at least a 518 (126 minimum in each section) and a minimum overall /science GPA of a 3.8.   
  • Students applying for the Early Decision Program must complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited US university or college by the time of matriculation. In addition, applicants must complete all prerequisites before August of the year they are to enter medical school. Please view the Academic Requirements page for more details. 
  • The Early Decision deadline for the AMCAS application and all transcripts is August 31 of the year of application. Please view the Admissions Timeline page for more details. 

Any application that does not meet the above guidelines, will be moved to the general decision application pool and will no longer be considered for Early Decision.