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MD Program

MD Admissions

Morsani College of
Medicine Admissions

MD Admissions FAQ

For your convenience, the Office of MD Admissions has compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding our M.D. Program admissions process. Answers to these and many additional questions can be found throughout the MD Admissions website.

The deadline for submitting the primary application to AMCAS is January 15, 2025.

Applicants must make all changes in contact information through AMCAS – not USF Health Morsani College of Medicine MD Admissions Office. AMCAS will then relay your changes to all the schools to which you have applied. You also should inform AMCAS when you change email accounts.

In order to create the most academically competitive application you should take all prerequisite courses at the most competitive bachelor degree granting institution where you can gain entrance. You should take your pre-requisite courses from your degree granting institution. However, if you started your academic career at a junior college those courses are acceptable for completion of the pre-requisites. In this case you are encouraged to take additional science courses at a bachelor degree granting institution.

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine does not have a minimum GPA or MCAT requirement. USF utilizes a thorough holistic review of all applications. Any student who chooses to apply to USF through AMCAS will receive our secondary application.

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine requires students to complete all prerequisite work and bachelor degree coursework prior to matriculation from a regionally accredited institution. Students can major in any academic discipline.

Required coursework may not be taken as Pass/Fail or online. Exceptions to the coursework requirement may be considered on a case by case basis.
USF will not recognize online degree programs for admission. However, online coursework are accepted from regionally accredited academic institutions. Other online coursework will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 
January MCAT test scores will not be considered for the same application cycle year.
Yes. The AMCAS application will show your testing history and include the date of every MCAT you have taken since 1991.

No, in order to qualify for admission into the MD program at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine all students must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States with a green card at the time of submitting the AMCAS application. International students with a student visa (F1) do not qualify for admissions into MCOM. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis. In addition, requirements for a Bachelor’s degree must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. university or college by the time of matriculation. For more information on our academic requirements, please visit the link below.

More information on Florida residency can be found through the Office of Registrar.

Examples of acceptable forms of documentation include: driver's license, vehicle registration and voter registration card. If further proof is needed, you will be asked to provide additional information.

Please view the procedures for Residency Classification.
You will have to follow our regular admissions process: We require that you have citizenship or permanent resident status, either a Bachelor's degree from a United States accredited institution or an international degree that has been found equivalent to one, completed all prerequisite courses from a United States regionally accredited institution and an AMCAS application. You will not receive advanced standing based on coursework completed at your previous medical school.

Please visit the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates and Students website for assistance on continuing/completing your education in the U.S.

Please see USF Health MCOM's required prerequisite courses.

We only consider transfer students who are between the second and third year, who have passed STEP 1 of the USMLE examination, and who are transferring from an LCME- accredited school and are U.S. citizens or hold a Permanent Resident (Green Card) immigration status. For candidates who meet these criteria, the next step is one of space availability in our MD programs. It is typically not until early Spring of each year that we are in a position to evaluate such availability.
Unfortunately, no. This also applies to coursework completed in Canada.