MD Admissions

Morsani College of
Medicine Admissions

Application Process

STEP ONE: Complete an AMCAS Application

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

The AMCAS Application deadline is November 15.

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 Health MCOM Secondary Application.

The Secondary Application deadline is January 3. 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 $30 application fee payment
  • Completed residency form (can be scanned and uploaded electronically)
  • A pre-professional committee evaluation or two science faculty letters of recommendation. Science faculty letters are letters from instructors who have taught you in a formal course.

* 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 Health 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 August and continue through March. Please keep your contact information updated through AMCAS in order to properly contact you to schedule an interview.

Admissions Decisions

Acceptances are offered on a "rolling" basis from mid-October to 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 Early Decision Process (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 official transcripts to: 

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

Acceptance Deferral Requests

If you are an admitted student and would like to request a one year deferral, please submit a formal letter explaining the reason why you would like to defer your acceptance. The deadline to submit a deferral request is June 1st. Once we receive your letter, the request will be processed. All deferral requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.

To submit a derral request, please contact Michelle Garcia ( or call 813-974-3396.

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.