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Application Requirements

  • Completion of at least three years of a balanced undergraduate education, including at least 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours in arts and sciences is required.  For applicants pursuing undergraduate coursework in the United States or Canada, all 90 hours (or 135 quarter hours) must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. Institution or similarly accredited institution in Canada (Completion of the baccalaureate degree is preferred.).
  • If your undergraduate degree is from a college outside the United States and Canada, you must complete all 32 semester hours of the required science coursework at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a similarly accredited institution in Canada.
  • Minimum course requirements: 
    • 8 semester hours (with lab) in biology
    • 8 semester hours (with lab) in general or inorganic chemistry
    • 8 semester hours (with lab) in organic chemistry
    • 8 semester hours (with lab) in one of the physical sciences
    • 6 semester hours of English
    • 18 semester hours of humanities and social and/or behavioral sciences
  • Demonstration of a high level of scholarship (the means for those accepted:  3.7 GPA and 11 on the MCAT subtests)

  • Completion of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) no later than September of the year in which application is made.  The test must be taken within four years of the enrollment year.

  • If Emory is designated as one of the medical schools on the applicant’s AMCAS application, MCAT test results will be sent directly to Emory.  Applicants should NOT send MCAT test results to Emory.

  • For the 2016-17 Application Cycle, Emory will prescreen for minimum MCAT scores. For applicants submitting an MCAT taken prior to January 2015, Emory will prescreen for a minimum MCAT score of 27 with at least a 7 in each of the three subtests. Applicants with an MCAT total score of less than 27, or a subtest score of less than 7 on any of the three MCAT subtests will not receive an invitation to complete an Emory Supplemental Application. For applicants submitting an MCAT taken January 2015 or later, Emory will prescreen for a minimum MCAT score of 500 with at least a 123 in each of the four subtests. Applicants with an MCAT total score of less than 500, or a subtest score of less than 123 on any of the four MCAT subtests will not receive an invitation to complete an Emory Supplemental Application.

  • If an applicant has more than one MCAT score, the latest score will be used to determine eligibility.

  • Applications from those who have taken the MCAT more than three times will not be reviwed by the Admissions Committee.

  • Submission of online application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) at the following web site:   www.aamc.org

  • Submission of a $120 application fee (fee amount subject to change) and photograph (the application fee and photograph is submitted electronically with the Emory Supplemental Application).  Fee waivers of the Emory Supplemental Application fee are granted to those applicants for whom AMCAS has waived its application fee.

  • All materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 1 of the application cycle.

  • Submission of the required letters of recommendation via the AMCAS Letter Service.  Applicants may submit one of the following:Completion of a personal interview before the Admissions Committee on the University campus.  Not all applicants are invited for interview. 
    
    • A packet of letters or a composite letter from a Pre-Medical or Pre-Health Committee
    • A packet of letters from a Career Center or a Letter Writing Service
    • Three letters of recommendation from individuals, two of whom should be individuals familiar with your knowledge in the sciences
  • Exposure to patients in a clinical setting.  Examples include volunteering at a local hospital or clinic, clinical volunteer work abroad, or shadowing a physician. The Admissions Committee is most interested in applicants who have face-to-face experience with the patient-doctor relationship.

  • Medical students must meet our technical standards in order to complete the Doctor of Medicine program. Please see How to Apply for more information.