Selection Factors

The selection of students by the committee is made after careful consideration of many factors, among them intelligence, preparedness, motivation and aptitude.  In the evaluation, account is taken of the candidate's scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), evidence of academic achievement, the extent of academic improvement, balance and depth of academic program, difficulty of courses taken and other indications of maturation of learning ability.

The committee also is interested in the activities of the applicant outside of the classroom, including the nature of extracurricular activities, hobbies, (the need to work), research projects and experiences, evidence of activities that indicate concurrence with the school's mission, and evidence of pursuing interests and talents in depth.

Finally, the committee looks for evidence of personal character and responsibility, compassion, honesty, motivation, and perseverance all of which, in the committee's opinion, indicate that the applicant shows promise of contributing to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of medicine after obtaining the M.D. degree.  The committee's consideration of these factors is based on all components of the applicant's file, including letters of recommendation, the academic record, the supplemental application, and the interview should one be granted. Qualified residents of the state of Georgia will be given high priority.  Students who have been dismissed from another medical school will not be considered for admission.

International applicants must have a permanent visa.

Application Deadlines


NOTE: Receipt of your application and all supporting information by the deadline is very important. Deadlines are adhered to strictly.

Program Application Deadline Dates

M.D. Program
Fall Semester - December 1st

Ph.D. Program
Fall Semester - February 1st
Spring Semester - October 1st

M.S. in Biomedical Research
Fall Semester - February 1st

M.S. in Biomedical Technology
Fall Semester - February 1st

M.P.H. Program
Fall Semester - March 1st

M.P.H. Special Status Program
Fall Semester - June 1st

M.S.C.R. Program
Fall Semester - April 15th

M.D. Summer Program
Summer Session - February 15th