Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Michigan residents do not receive preferential status in the admissions process. A complete application includes: the Medical School Application (AMCAS and secondary) and Letters of Reference. The MSTP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15 for receipt of the AMCAS application, the UM secondary application, and letters of reference. Further information is provided below.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required except for College of Engineering applicants or students seeking consideration for a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of all applicants.
Medical School Application:
Use the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). After the University of Michigan receives your verified AMCAS information, you will be directed to an electronic secondary application.
Letters of Reference:
Reference letters should be submitted through the AMCAS application service. The MSTP requires three letters of reference. At least one letter should be from a research mentor and should focus on the student’s qualifications for graduate study and potential for scientific research. If you have had multiple short research experiences rather than one long one, more than one research letter would be advisable. The University of Michigan Medical School will use the same letters in its evaluation of MSTP applicants. The Medical School permits up to 10 letters, including the 3 that the MSTP requires. However, the Medical School requires that one letter be from someone other than a science faculty member. This could be from a faculty member from another field, or could be from an employer, organization or other activity.