B.A. / M.D. Program

Applying for Admission


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Applicants for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine B.A./M.D. program must submit all applications and application materials by November 1.

An application will NOT be reviewed for admission until all supporting documents have been received. When all applications and application materials have been received, the Council on Selection in the School of Medicine will review all complete applications. Application materials received or postmarked after November 1 will be considered late and those applications will be reviewed with other late applications and only if space is available. Applications that remain incomplete will not be considered.

Students reapplying for admission must submit all new applications and supporting documents.

Students applying for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine B.A./M.D. program must complete the following steps:

Step 1: UMKC Application for Admission (Available after August 1)

All applicants must complete the UMKC General Application for Admission. Please follow the instructions provided on the application. When selecting a major, select

“Medicine MD-Six Year Program”

The UMKC General Application for Admission should be submitted online.  A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.  (This fee is for students applying with the online application only.  Paper applications may be assessed a higher fee.)

In order to complete the general application, your computer must support the following:

FIREFOX 3.5 and 3.6 (Both Windows and MAC)
IE 7, 8 and 9 (Only Windows)

9.0 (Vista and Windows 7 only. XP not supported)
8.0 (All versions of Windows)
7.0 (Windows 2003, XP and Vista only)

SAFARI 3, 4, 5 (Only on MAC)

 

Step 2: Submit Transcripts & Test Scores

All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts and official standardized test scores to the UMKC Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri-Kansas City
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

ACT or SAT scores may also be submitted electronically by identifying UMKC as a score recipient with ACT or SAT. (UMKC ACT code is 2380. UMKC SAT code is 6872.) ACT or SAT scores are considered official when submitted on an official high school transcript or directly from ACT or SAT.

Missouri residents must submit an ACT score and will be reviewed for admission using the best ACT composite score (for scores earned prior to the November 1 deadline). SAT scores for Missouri residents will not be reviewed. The writing section of the ACT is not used.

Regional and out-of-state residents may submit an ACT or SAT score, though an ACT score is preferred. Regional and out-of-state candidates will be reviewed using the best ACT or SAT composite score (for scores earned prior to the November 1 deadline). The SAT composite score will consist of only the Math and Verbal sections. The writing section of the ACT and SAT is not used.

The UMKC School of Medicine does not superscore.

Note:  You may check the status of your test scores and transcripts by accessing the Pathway Checklist.  The Pathway Checklist will only show the status of your test scores and transcripts, and will not show the status of any other application materials.  (To check the status of all other application materials, please review Step 6 below.)  High school transcripts will be listed as “In Progress” until after you graduate from high school and a final high school transcript with a graduation date has been received.

 

Step 3: School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application

Complete the UMKC School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, including the Technical Standards and Statement of Student Responsibility.  In order to complete the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, your computer must support the following:

Internet Explorer 7 and up
Firefox 1.5 and up
Chrome (preferably latest version, most recommended)
Safari (preferably latest version)

The six-year B.A./M.D. program allows a student to enter medical school directly out of high school or immediately after completing the first year of college.  Students who enter this program will complete the baccalaureate and medical degrees in six years, and will pursue baccalaureate degrees in Liberal Arts, Chemistry or Biology (major selecting is dependent on number of courses transferable from high school – AP, IB, dual enrollment, etc.)

 

The following additional information will be submitted online with the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application:

Essay

The essay is an opportunity for students to distinguish themselves from other applicants. Students will have 500 words to respond and will need to consider the following prompts:

  • What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine?
  • What would you like the UMKC School of Medicine to know about you that isn’t available in other parts of the application?

Short Answer Responses

The short answer section is an additional opportunity to learn more about you, and there will be three mandatory short answer questions that each applicant will answer. Short answer responses should be kept to 250 words or less.

Activities & Leadership

Students will have the opportunity to list up to 10 high school (or college) co-curricular activities and/or leadership experiences. Students should provide a detailed description of involvement with school sponsored clubs and organizations; community related activities; volunteer experience and/or community service; and work experience. For each activity, students will be asked to provide the dates of participation, the estimated hours per week devoted to each activity and the leadership role held within the activity (if applicable). Students should not list health-related activities in this section.

Health Experiences

Students will have the opportunity to list up to 10 health-related activities. Students should provide a detailed description of involvement with health-related activities including clubs and organizations; volunteer or work experience in a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home or other health-related facility; shadowing experience; medical or health-related research; and other health-related experiences that may contribute to an interest in medicine. For each activity, students will be asked to provide the dates of participation and the estimated hours per week devoted to each activity. Students should not list activities that are listed in the Activities and Leadership section.

 

Step 4: Reference Forms

When completing the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, a student will need to list the names and email addresses of those providing references. After entering the information for each person providing the reference, a student will need to click “Send Email Request” in order for the person providing the reference to receive instructions for completing the online UMKC School of Medicine Reference Form. Once the Online Supplemental Application has been submitted, no changes or additions to the Online Supplemental Application, including the reference section, may be made.

Teachers, counselors, school administrators or others who can speak to your academic ability and personal character should complete the online UMKC School of Medicine Reference Form. Family members and/or close friends of the family should not complete reference forms.  Those providing the reference must submit a fully complete online School of Medicine Reference Form. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in place of or in addition to the official Reference Form. References will not be accepted by email or mail, but must be submitted online.

A minimum of three fully complete reference forms are required for a complete application. A maximum of six fully complete reference forms will be accepted. References are considered confidential material at the UMKC School of Medicine; information provided on references will not be shared with the applicant.

Step 5: Check the Status of Your Application

The applicant may continue to check the status of the application to determine which application materials must still be submitted. Students may check the status of the application once the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application has been submitted and processed. Processing times may vary depending on the time of year.

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If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at 816-235-1870 or medicine@umkc.edu.

November 1 is the final deadline to submit all application materials, including the General Application for Admission to UMKC and application fee, the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, reference forms, official transcripts and official test scores. If any of these materials are submitted after the November 1 deadline, the application will be considered late and reviewed with other late applications and only on a space available basis. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.