Our application process will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
At the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, we will accept online and pass/fail grades, without prejudice, for courses taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grades will be evaluated in the context of numerous other aspects of the application to include this international crisis. In making this statement, we are aware that some undergraduate schools are providing an option for students to take courses for grades or on a Pass/Fail basis. With this being said, we do not want our applicants to feel pressured to choose the graded option. Students and their families are facing many challenges, and the pressure for grades need not be one of them.
MCAT scores are still required for matriculation and we have not extended our application deadlines; however, we are advising applicants to initiate their AMCAS applications as soon as possible (even without MCAT scores). For those individuals who are unable to take the MCAT due to COVID-related test cancellations, we will base secondary application decisions and interview invitations on the information that is available to us at the time of application. As MCAT testing dates are expanded or extended into the fall, we will accept these scores and re-evaluate applications that have already been initiated and processed. No final decisions on any application will be made until an MCAT is received and reviewed. As a result, applicants should not delay applying to our medical school simply because an MCAT score is not yet available.
We will continue to carefully monitor how this pandemic is affecting the application process. You are welcome 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.
Updated: 23 April 2020