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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 from a regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution (completion of the baccalaureate degree is preferred).
  • 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 October 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, results of the test will be sent directly to Emory.  Applicants should NOT send MCAT test results to Emory.
  • Submission of online application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) at the following web site:
  • Once Emory receives a verified AMCAS Application, an initial screen will be run.  An invitation to submit a Supplemental Application is offered only to students felt to be competitive in the current pool.  
  • 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).
  • Submission of the required letters of recommendation via the AMCAS Letter Service.  Applicants may submit one of the following:
    • 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
  • Completion of a personal interview before the Admissions Committee on the University campus.  Not all applicants are invited for interview. 
  • 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.