Keme H. Carter, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions

Reaffirming our Commitment to Recruiting Diverse Students

July 2023

The Pritzker School of Medicine remains committed to recruiting talented students who align with our mission, which is to inspire diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity. In addition to the holistic recruitment efforts led by our Admissions office, we are committed to advancing health equity, diversity, and inclusion through the myriad of efforts here on the South Side of Chicago.

At the University of Chicago, we consider diversity to be a strength—and, indeed, foundational to our academic success. Advancing rigorous inquiry requires welcoming a diversity of perspectives and ideas, as well as a diversity of life experiences. Bringing together people from the broadest possible range of backgrounds is often the first step toward realizing field-defining scholarship and providing a transformative education for our students by fostering a culture that reveres open discourse and constant questioning.



Below, you will find information we hope is helpful to you as you navigate our application process, including a welcome from our admissions dean; helpful links, including our FAQ; and contact information for our office.

We look forward to getting to know you through our admissions process!

Letter from Our Admissions Dean

I would like to thank you for your interest in pursuing your medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. My hope is that through your visit to our website, you will gain an understanding of our mission, our innovative curriculum, the culture of our student body, the many opportunities within service, advocacy, and research afforded to our students, and the potential impact of a Pritzker medical education.

Located in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park within the greater University of Chicago campus, our medical school attracts students from around the nation and world. Our students are keen to learn from and readily have access to world-renowned, interdisciplinary faculty researchers and clinicians who directly serve our students as expert teachers, mentors, and advisors. As a full-time teaching faculty, we view our medical students as future leaders who will make an impact in healthcare and science, and are committed to fostering their intellectual curiosity and ensuring that they are well-positioned to successfully pursue the next phase of their training and careers.

While our medical students are deeply curious with an interest in scholarship and innovation, they are also a diverse group equally committed to serving and partnering with our surrounding communities and communities from across the globe to improve health and healthcare delivery. At the Pritzker School of Medicine, we recognize our students as valued members of our community who contribute greatly to our atmosphere of collaboration, support, and excellence and who will help to shape the future of medicine.

If you, as a prospective medical student, feel aligned with our mission of service, scholarship, and leadership and have a passion for pursing your medical education within a supportive and collaborative environment, then we do hope that you will consider applying to the Pritzker School of Medicine. We hope to make your application process as straightforward as possible and that you will find the information for applicants helpful as you continue on your journey towards medicine. 

Keme H. Carter, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Admissions
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Contact Admissions

Our Admissions team would love to hear from you! We are happy to answer questions you may have about our program or the admissions process.

Note: We strongly encourage you to submit your inquiries by email.


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Attn: Admissions & Financial Aid
924 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637