Admissions Process

How to Apply

The University of Chicago uses the online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Every student who submits an application through AMCAS will receive a Pritzker School of Medicine Secondary Application by email.

The Secondary Application requires a non-refundable fee of $85, which may be waived if the applicant has been granted the AMCAS Fee Waiver Program. Students who feel that the secondary application fee is a barrier to their application are encouraged to contact us directly. In addition, applicants must submit at least one committee letter or a premedical advisor's letter. Three individual letters will also fulfill the letters of evaluation requirement. There is no maximum letter limit. Please see Letters of Recommendation Tips for additional information on this requirement.

For a regular decision application, the deadline for filing AMCAS is October 15 and the Secondary Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1. Applicants interested in early decision, the MSTP and MeSH programs, and joint degree applications have a slightly different admissions process. Please visit our Admissions Timeline for a complete listing of deadlines and an explanation of these other processes.

Interview & Decision Process

 When the application materials are complete, the Admissions Committee reviews the candidate's AMCAS application, secondary application, and letters of recommendation. If an applicant's credentials have been favorably reviewed, the applicant is invited via email to visit our campus for an interview. During this day-long visit, candidates receive an orientation to Pritzker and the University of Chicago, information on financial aid, a tour of the Medical Center, and are hosted at lunch by medical students. The interview day provides the committee with an opportunity to get to know the candidate in person, and interviewees are encouraged to ask questions to obtain insights into the university community, curriculum, faculty and student body.

After the interview, applicants will be notified of the admission committee's final decision by mail. Accepted students are asked to follow the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants.

Policy Regarding Applicant Misrepresentation

We expect our applicants to be completely truthful in every aspect of their application to medical school. An “application” includes the full AMCAS application, letters of recommendation, our secondary application, and any other supplemental material you may provide to us. If we suspect that there is a misrepresentation on your application, we will first give you a chance to explain the discrepancy. If your explanation does not adequately assuage our concerns about the misrepresentation, we will notify AMCAS of the discrepancy in accordance with its Policies and Procedures for Investigating Reported Violations of Admission and Enrollment Standards. We reserve the right to revoke an offer of interview or of admission if a misrepresentation has occurred.