Since the beginning of the 20th century, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been a hub for astute, compassionate and collaborative students, shaping them through curriculum and hands-on experience into successful physicians and leaders in health care. Begin your journey by learning about our application process.

What to know before you apply

Navigating the medical school application process can be daunting, and there's no sure-fire template for success. We're here to guide prospective students along every step of the way to help them submit a successful application.
You're prepared, you're confident, you're ready to apply. Learn about each step in our application process.

Financing your education

Prospective medical students are rightly concerned about the cost of medical school and how to pay for their education. Here's some helpful information about our tuition, what students can expect to pay for living expenses and financial aid options.

Application snapshot

View some facts and figures about the MD Program entering class of 2017.


Total number of applications for the 2017 application cycle


Number of interviews


Number in entering class

Application timeline

Get to know the key dates and deadlines of our application process.

May 1


AMCAS application available

June 5


Earliest date to submit AMCAS application

September 8


Last MCAT test date for 2018 application consideration

October 15


Last date to submit AMCAS application

December 1


Secondary application deadline

April 30


Last day to make a final decision on which medical school you will be attending

August 19


First day of class

You've been invited to interview. Now what? Learn what you need to know so you arrive confident and ready to make a great first impression.
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