M.D. Program

M.D. Program Transfer with Advance Standing


The UMKC School of Medicine offers the opportunity for students wishing to complete the clinical components of their medical education to apply for transfer admission with advanced standing. Students interested in this program would be considered for transfer admission into the fifth year of our six-year program. Students accepted for transfer admission with advanced standing must complete two years of medical education at the UMKC School of Medicine. Due to the small size of UMKC’s MD program, it is very rare to have an open spot available for a transfer student. Currently, there are no openings available for transfer students. Should openings become available, application information will be posted here.

To be considered for transfer admission with advanced standing, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited allopathic medical school located in the United States.
  • Applicants must be in good standing at the time of application. Students dismissed from medical school are not eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants must be eligible to transfer into the fifth year of our six year program (must have completed two years of traditional medical school).
  • Applicants must have completed required pre-medical coursework at an accredited college or university in the United States and the following pre-clinical coursework:
  • Gross anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Histology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Physical diagnosis.
  • Applicants must take USMLE Step 1 and must pass Step 1 on the first attempt.
  • The USMLE Step 1 score must be received by the Council on Selection no later than the first Friday in June.
  • Because the USMLE Step 1 score may not be available at the time of initial application, a limited number of students may be invited to interview prior to receipt of their Step 1 score.
  • No student will be offered admission or allowed to matriculate to the School of Medicine without providing a USMLE Step 1 score, passed on the first attempt.
  • All applications, letters of recommendation, transcripts and USMLE Step 1 score, if available, must be submitted to the School of Medicine Office of Admissions between December 1 and February 1.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. International students are not accepted to the School of Medicine.