Medschool Admissions- Applying During COVID-19

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School of Medicine Admissions - Applying During COVID-19

Our application process will continue to evolve and modify as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Like many other medical schools, we will be accepting pass/fail and online credit for pre-requisite courses during the 2020-2021 Application Cycle. At the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, letter grades are preferred by the Admissions Committee as they allow us to assess your academic performance; however, we understand that this may not be possible for all applicants. As a result, we are advising applicants to not select pass/fail grading if it is given as an option for prerequisite courses; however, if a college or university does not allow any other option, our Admissions Committee will certainly accept credit for these courses and use other details in your application to assess your candidacy for admission.  Please inform your Admissions Counselor by email at the time of application if you were not allowed to receive a letter grade for any prerequisite courses as a result of COVID-19.

Regarding the MCAT, we are closely observing the testing dates that are being offered. We are aware that the March and April MCAT testing dates have been cancelled.  We are closely monitoring this situation as it is impacted by COVID-19.  As MCAT testing dates are expanded or even extended into October and November, we will certainly extend our deadlines if needed. As of now, MCAT scores are still required and we have not extended our application deadlines.  At this time, it is recommended to schedule MCAT testing in June or July.  We are also still advising applicants to initiate their AMCAS applications as soon as possible (even without MCAT scores) as we use a rolling admissions process, and we can easily add MCAT scores to applications which have already been initiated and processed.

This situation is monitored daily, and you may continue to visit this page for updates. In addition, you may also visit the AAMC website for MCAT updates.  Your continued interest in the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.