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.

 

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Important Dates

Note: deposits can be refunded upon request until April 30, 2019. Any deposits made after April 30th are non-refundable.

  • December 15th AMCAS Application deadline
  • September-April Interview Season
  • February 19th AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool opens with the “Plan to Enroll” option for Admitted Students
  • April 30th AMCAS “Commit to Enroll” Opens on AMCAS. Applicants holding multiple acceptances after April 30thmay have offers rescinded.
  • Applicants that are committed to enroll at another institution will withdraw your acceptance/waitlist offer
  • May 14th All Admitted students must withdraw from other institutions and submit proof of withdrawal. Students that are still holding a spot at another medical school and have not deposited or indicated that they plan to enroll will have their admissions decision rescinded. A non-refundable enrollment/orientation deposit of $1500 is required.
  • Accepted students are required to select “Commit to Enroll” option in AMCAS. Students that do not will have the admissions offer rescinded.
  • April-June Waitlisted applicants accepted must commit or plan within two business days and withdraw admission from all other schools. By June 1st applicants who plan to enroll must commit to enroll and immediately withdraw from waitlists at all other schools
  • June 14th New Student Orientation
  • June 18th Classes begin. Students that arrive to orientation and transfer or withdraw from classes after June 18th will forfeit their tuition refund and will have a hold placed on their account. Students will also be charged a penalty fee.

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
Division of Student Affairs
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

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

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