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Applying to KU School of Medicine

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All applications for first-year positions must be submitted via the online AMCAS application.

Early Decision Program (EDP)

Applicants who choose the Early Decision Program (EDP) have the opportunity to apply and interview for admission before the regular selection process begins. The latest MCAT test date accepted for EDP applicants to the 2022 entering class is July 17, 2021.  EDP applicants are strongly encouraged to have application materials to AMCAS by July 1.  AMCAS only releases a candidate's application to one medical school for early consideration. If accepted, the EDP applicant must either attend that medical school or choose not to attend medical school in the coming year. KU EDP applicants who are not accepted through the EDP are automatically placed in the School's regular decision pool and may then choose to have AMCAS release their applications to other medical schools. Early decision interviews are conducted in September. Notifications of admission are sent by October 1.

Regular Decision

Applicants who choose the regular decision process can submit their AMCAS applications until October 15. (Application by September 1 is strongly encouraged.) Regular decision interviews are held between October and January. The School of Medicine uses a conservative rolling admissions process, with the final round of decisions sent in March.

MD/PhD Combined Degree

Applicants who have a strong interest in becoming physician-scientists may apply for the combined MD/PhD Program. AMCAS applications are accepted until October 15. Applications of MD/PhD candidates are processed through the MD/PhD Program Office. Generally, successful candidates have a 3.5 science grade point average, an MCAT score at or above the 80th percentile, and strong research experience. Additional information about the MD/PhD Program may be found at

Scholars in Rural Health

The Scholars in Rural Health Program is an early, assured-admission program. Learn more about the Scholars in Rural Health Program.

Last modified: Jul 14, 2021
Apply online

All applications for first-year positions must be submitted via the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS)