Ready to take the next step? Here's how to become a Badger, MD!

Develop your application

1. Complete our premedical requirements while earning your bachelor’s degree or as post-baccalaureate coursework.

2. Take the MCAT — for the entering class of 2019, the last test date considered is September 8, 2018. For more information on the MCAT, visit our FAQ page.

3. Gain patient-facing clinical, leadership and volunteer experience — see our Selection Criteria page for more information.

Apply to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health

4. Complete your primary application through AMCAS.

The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is a centralized online application service sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Once AMCAS has received your application and transcript(s), it takes approximately four to six weeks before it is sent to our medical school. Early applications are encouraged, but it is important to submit the strongest application possible. This might mean waiting for additional grades in your coursework, starting or continuing activities that will prepare you for a career in medicine, and fine-tuning your essay to reflect who you are, and your motivation for becoming a physician.

You will need to select one of the programs offered at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health:

Please note that we only accept applications from current U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

5. Complete your secondary application

About 90 percent of applicants who apply to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health through AMCAS will receive a secondary application from us. View instructions on completing the secondary application. Your application will not be considered complete until we receive your processing fee, all letters of recommendation, and the Office of the Registrar confirms whether you are a Wisconsin resident or a non-resident. You may follow the status of your application on the Secondary Application website.


6. See our recently renovated Health Sciences Learning Center, learn more about our ForWard curriculum, interview with faculty and current students, and enjoy Madison!

Receive your admissions decision

7. If you are admitted, let us be the first to say congratulations! Send us your Acknowledgment of Acceptance form, complete any outstanding premedical requirements and stay posted for additional information you’ll need to matriculate.

If you do not receive an offer of admission and are interested in reapplying, visit our page on reapplying. You can also schedule an appointment with our admissions advisor, Becky Duffy, by emailing her at

Timeline information for the entering class of 2019

May 1, 2018 AMCAS application available
June 1, 2018 Earliest date to submit AMCAS application
September 8, 2018 Last MCAT test date for 2019 application consideration
October 15, 2018 Last date to submit AMCAS application
December 1, 2018 Secondary application deadline
April 30, 2019 Last day to make a final decision on which medical school you will be attending
August 19, 2019 First day of class