School of Medicine

Admission Requirements: School of Medicine

Years of College: Medical Admissions requires a Bachelor’s Degree to be admitted. All premedical education must be taken at an accredited college in the United States or Canada including the courses listed below as requirements for admission.

Pre-Medical Course Work: Grade point average of 3.5–4.0 in the following is recommended to be competitive:

Course Description:

General Biology or Zoology with Laboratory

Inorganic Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory

Organic Chemistry with Laboratory

General Physics with Laboratory

English Composition

Semester Hours:

8

8

8

8

6

Quarter Hours:

12

12

12

12

9

Course Description:

General Biology or Zoology with Laboratory

Semester Hours:

8

Quarter Hours:

12

Course Description:

Inorganic Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory

Semester Hours:

8

Quarter Hours:

12

Course Description:

Organic Chemistry with Laboratory

Semester Hours:

8

Quarter Hours:

12

Course Description:

General Physics with Laboratory

Semester Hours:

8

Quarter Hours:

12

Course Description:

English Composition

Semester Hours:

6

Quarter Hours:

9

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): All applicants must take the MCAT. An official report of performance is required on the Medical College Admissions Test. Only test scores taken within the last three (3) years will be considered.

See the Technical Standards for Medical School admission and graduation.

Candidates may apply anytime between June 1­­–December 15.

Complete an online application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

Secure letters of recommendation. Meharry applicants should send all letters of recommendation directly to AMCAS, which will forward the letters to our office electronically. AMCAS will accept letters from users of VirtualEvals, Interfolio, and via the U.S. Postal Service. The address to which the letters should be mailed will appear on the AMCAS Letter Request Form. For more information on this process, please click here.

Those applicants who attend, or who have recently graduated from, an undergraduate institution or a post baccalaureate premedical program which offers a Health Professional Advisor or Advisory Committee should submit a letter from this person or committee; this letter should be sent to AMCAS as described above. If no such institutional letter is available, the applicant should substitute a minimum of three (3) individual letters, including two from science professors. These letters should be sent to AMCAS, as described above.

Secondary Application: Upon receipt of the application from AMCAS, it is reviewed and a link to the online supplemental application is sent to all eligible applicants. The secondary application allows the applicant to further describe their activities as they relate to the institutional mission. At the time of completing the application online, College Net will assess a non-refundable $65 processing fee. Please do not send a separate payment to Meharry. Waivers are granted only after the receipt of a copy of the AMCAS Fee Waiver documentation.

Invitation to Interview: Interviews are by invitation only; you will receive an email confirmation. Please consult our driving directions, and hotel information links to help you make arrangements at that time.

Meharry participates in the Early Decision Program. Under this program, an applicant applies only to Meharry and is guaranteed prompt notification by October 1 of either acceptance or rejection. All required application materials and official transcripts must be received by AMCAS by August 1. If not accepted under the Early Decision Program, the applicant may be considered as a regular candidate and may then apply to other schools. During this process, institutional scholarships will also be considered for early decision applicants.

Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions & Recruitment
Meharry Medical College
Student Services & Faculty Affairs
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

Telephone: 615.327.6998
Fax: 615.327.6228
Email: admissions@mmc.edu

Due to the high volume of applications and increased processing time, the Admissions staff will only be available for calls Monday-Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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