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510 20th St S #12, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA



Main Phone: 205-975-8884

Admissions Phone 205-934-2433
Admissions Fax 205-934-8740

Admissions email:

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Only US citizens and Permanent Residents are considered for admission
  • Other related programs
    • MD/PhD program: for more information, click here
    • MD/MPH program: for more information, click here
    • Rural Medical Programs: for more information, click here
    • Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP): For more information, click here
    • MD Programs: for more information, click here
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The four-year doctor of medicine program follows four distinct phases:

  • PHASE 1: Pre-Clerkship (18 months)
  • PHASE 2: Required Clerkship (12 months)
  • PHASE 3: Scholarly Activity (2 months)
  • PHASE 4: Pre-residency Experiences (10 months), including acting internships and electives

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum of 90 hours of undergraduate course credits from an accredited U.S. college or university (any discipline)
    • All required courses need to be completed before July 1st prior to matriculation
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology – 8 semester hours (Embryology and Genetics recommended)
    • Chemistry/Biochemistry/Organic chemistry with Lab – 8 semester hours
    • General Physics with lab – 8 semester hours
    • Mathematics/Biostatistics/Statistics – 6 semster hours
    • English – 6 semester hours
    • AP or CLEP credit to meet a minimum requirement, college hour or unit credit for a course must appear on the applicant’s transcript.

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  • For Alabama residents, no minimum GPA required for consideration
  • Out-of-state applicants must have a 3.4 or higher undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate grade point average to receive a secondary application invitation.
  • Must demonstrate solid knowledge of sciences and ability to handle a rigorous academic curriculum.
  • Minimum grade of “C” on all required course

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  • The admissions committee will look at both the old and new MCAT scores for consideration according to the minimum scores outlined below:
    • Old MCAT: 24
    • New MCAT: 495
  • Scores from the September 2017 MCAT dates are the latest that will be considered
  • A 2015 MCAT score is the earliest score considered for the 2018 entering class

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Supporting Documents

  • Primary Application (AMCAS), click here for more information on the online application which is due November 1st
  • Secondary Applications are requested from all verified AMCAS applicants who apply to the university beginning August 1st through November 1st. This is another web-based application that you are encouraged to complete as soon as possible, and must complete by the November 15th deadline.
  • A digital head and shoulders photograph (.JPG) uploaded to their website.
  • Letters of evaluation and recommendation
    • Sent through AMCAS Letter Writer Application, Interfolio, Mail, and VirtualEvals
    • Option 1: (Preferred) Committee Letter
      • Pre-health committee or pre-health advisor
    • Option 2: Letter packet
      • Packet or set of letters assembled and distributed by your institution, often by career center
    • Option 3: Three Individual letters
      • 2 letters from science faculty, one from other faculty or another individual who can provide an in-depth evaluation and recommendation
    • Personal Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
      • Must be sent to AMCAS
  • A non-refundable $100 application fee to be paid online or by cheque
  • If an interview is requested and completed, submit the campus preference electronically on secondary application
  • If requested, provide further documentation to demonstrate that you are a legal resident of Alabama.
    • All accepted applicants must submit an official final transcript containing all courses taken and with degrees posted by July 1st of the entering year.

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  • When: Select Thursdays from mid-September through mid-March
  • Sessions divided up into morning (beginning at 8am) and afternoon (beginning at 11am) sessions
  • Sent via email and include instructions for scheduling your interview
  • The interview day consists of:
    • Orientation to the day's activities
    • Multi-Mini interviews (MMI): 8-10 stations held in different rooms discussing different scenarios.
    • Traditional interviews: 25 min with one Admissions Committee member
    • Applicants meet with current medical students for lunch
    • Tour of educational and clinical facilities
    • Student Q&A
    • The interview day typically completed by 2pm for morning sessions and 5pm for afternoon sessions.

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • Early decision
    • AMCAS application deadline: August 1st
    • Secondary application deadline: August 15th
    • Secondary fee: $100
    • Interviews conducted in August or September
  • Regular
    • AMCAS application deadline: November 1st
    • Secondary application deadline: November 15th
    • Secondary fee: $100
  • Interviews begin being conducted from late August to mid-March
  • Last applicants to be invited for interview are notified by late February
  • Final committee decisions – by April 1st
  • New student orientation – last week July
  • Matriculation and classes begin immediately following orientation

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • In-state tuition for first year: $30,469
  • Out-of-state tuition for first year: $64,735

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