Program Changes for 2017-2018
Executive Dean Laurence Gardner addresses the Class of 2021
Several changes in our admissions policies and procedures have been made for the 2017-18 entering class admissions cycle. They are outlined below.
Our AMCAS deadline is December 1, 2017. Deadline extensions will not be granted. AMCAS applications will be processed only when they are transmitted to us electronically by AMCAS. We will not make supplemental applications available or make any other decision on the basis of AMCAS applications that are printed and sent to us by applicants or others.
The deadline for submission of the secondary/supplemental application is January 15, 2018. The secondary application fee is $90.
Change of address or telephone number
Applicants must change their addresses and other contact information through AMCAS. We have no way of independently changing any information in the AMCAS database. So please do not write to us and ask us to change your mailing address, email address, or phone number. You must do that yourself through AMCAS.
All applicants to the UM Miller School of Medicine will need to meet our prerequisite requirement. One semester of biochemistry (lab is optional but recommended) and two semesters of a behavioral science course(s) will now be required. Behavioral Sciences include courses in the: Humanities, Bioethics, Psychology, Sociology. The requirement for organic chemistry with a lab has been reduced to one semester and the requirement for two semesters of additional sciences has been removed. Please refer to the prerequisite link for the full listing of requirements. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation.
Institutional affinity card
When your AMCAS application arrives in the Office of Admissions you will be sent an email stating that it has arrived. You will also be given the URL for an on-line institutional affinity card. If your mother or father received their MD degree from the University of Miami, or if your mother or father is a full-time regular faculty member at the Miller School of Medicine, go to the web site and fill out the card. If your parents do not meet either of these criteria, do not fill out the card. Your application will be processed in the order in which it was received, regardless of whether you complete and return the card or not. All information submitted is subject to verification.
Requirements for receiving a supplemental (secondary application).
The Miller School of Medicine has a new policy of sending secondary applications to most US citizens and permanent residents who submit an AMCAS application. It will be the applicant’s decision whether to fill out the secondary application and submit it. In this regard, all applicants should remember that our last three entering classes had an average undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.7, a science GPA of 3.6, and an average old MCAT composite score of 32 – 33 or the new MCAT composite of 508 – 515. To be truly competitive potential applicants should have credentials comparable to those of our most recent classes. Supplemental applications received in the Office of Admissions after January 15th will not be processed.
Applicants for the 2018 entering class must take the MCAT exam no later than the last test date in 2017. MCAT scores from January 2018, and later test dates may not be available when the application is considered. An MCAT score is considered valid if it has been less than 36 months since the date of the examination on the date the application is submitted to AMCAS.
Letters of recommendation and transcripts
Letters of recommendation and transcripts will be submitted through AMCAS. Sending transcripts to the School of Medicine is strongly discouraged unless they include substantial coursework not included on your AMCAS application.