College of Medicine and Life Sciences - MD Admissions

MedStart Program

MedStart is an early admission program designed to accept students during their junior year of their undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. College or UniversityThe program allows students to enroll into The University of Toledo's College of Medicine program for the next academic year following completion of the four-year baccalaureate education from an U.S. accredited institution.  Students accepted into the MedStart program are required to participate in a 2 week program on the Health Science Campus during the summer between their junior and senior years of college.

The applicant must demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm for medicine as indicated from their volunteer and community service, medical related activities, leadership skills and/or research experiences. The MCAT is not required for acceptance into the program.

Important: Students who apply and are considered to the MedStart program must accept an offer of admission to the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the end of their junior year of their undergraduate degree program. Students who apply MUST be available to start medical school no earlier or later than one complete academic year after being accepted.  Failure to enroll in medical school the following year regardless of reason makes the student ineligible for the MedStart program and will result in a withdrawal of the admission offer.

Once the Letter of Intent has been signed, the applicant will not be permitted to apply to other medical schools. The applicant’s position will be held for the following Fall medical school class.  Submission of an AMCAS application to another medical school will be considered as a withdrawal from the MedStart program and the applicant's place in medical school will no longer be held. In addition, the applicant will not be reimbursed for his/her program fees and the applicant will have to apply as a regular applicant in order to be considered for a position in the medical school class.

Who is eligible to apply to the MedStart Program?

1.  The student must apply to the program in the junior year of their undergraduate studies degree program at an accredited U.S. College or University.        *Note: The MedStart Program will not consider applicants who plan to accelerate their coursework and graduate early.

2.  Completion of a minimum of one year of general chemistry with labs, one year of organic chemistry with labs, one year of biological sciences, or one year of physics at the time of application is strongly recommended. The courses must be completed, however, by the time of matriculation.

3.  An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher with a science GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application is strongly recommended.

4.  An ACT or SAT score is required. Applicants that have taken the exam(s) more than once should submit all their test scores. An ACT/SAT score taken once  the student has matriculated into college will not be accepted.

5.  An ACT score of 29 or higher or an SAT score of 1900 or higher is strongly recommended.

Year of Acceptance into the MEDStart Program

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

 2013

 2014

2015

Applied

33

47

44

33

31

50

 60

 62

  66

Accepted

20

25

15

17

15

20

 20

22

  29

Average GPA

3.83

3.83

3.8

3.88

3.79

3.92

 3.84

 3.84

  3.6

Average SAT

1353

1300

1382

1950*

1937*

1973*

 2020*

 1882*

  2006*

Average ACT

30

30

30

29

29

29

 30

 30

  30

*(reflects new SAT scoring)

How to Apply to the MedStart Program – please review the following thoroughly:

  1. Applicants applying to the MedStart program must be citizens of the United States or have permanent resident status (permanent residency "green" card).  If applying as a permanent resident, an applicant must be a permanent resident at the time of application and will be required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent resident card.

  2. MedStart applicants must first submit an online UT Medical School Secondary Application http://application.utoledo.edu/ $80 non-refundable application fee. You will create a user ID and pin by clicking on the First Time Users link. All major credit cards are accepted. Please note, if you pay the fee twice, we cannot guarantee a refund.   Application Period Opens July 1, 2015 and Deadline to submit UT Medical School Secondary Application is October 31, 2015.

  3. The Online UT Medical School Secondary Application will require you to enter an AMCAS ID number. If you do not have an AMCAS ID, enter all 99999999 in the appropriate field.

  4. Submit the MedStart Supplemental Application. Type the required information in the fillable PDF form, MedStart Supplemental Application. Once you have completed the form, print it off. You may scan and e-mail the Supplemental Application to MedStart_COMLS@UToledo.Edu, or send it through U.S. postal mail to: MedStart Program, Medical School Admissions, MS 1043, University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.

  5. In the Supplemental Application, view the Personal Statement section as an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants. *Note: Essay word limit 1000 words. Some questions you may want to consider addressing while writing this essay are:
    • Why have you selected to pursue a career in medicine?
    • What motivated you to learn more about medicine?
    • In addition, you may wish to include information such as: special hardships, challenges, or obstacles that that you have faced while pursuing your education.
  6. In the Supplemental Application,  Experience Section – List any work experience, extracurricular activities, volunteerism, clinical and/or research experiences, humanistic or altruistic type experiences, awards, honors, or publications.

  7. Submit your ACT or SAT scores. Please send your scores after you have submitted the online UT Medical School Secondary Application.  Acceptable documentation includes the following: Copy of your score report provided by the testing service or high school transcripts that report the scores. Send the documentation to the Medical School Admissions Office, either in PDF format via e-mail to MedStart_COMLS@UToledo.Edu or Medical School Admission Office, College of Medicine, Mail Stop #1043, 3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH 43614.

  8. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the recommenders to the UT Medical School Admission Office. Three (3) letters are required. A maximum of six (6) letters may be submitted. Recommenders may send the letters directly to MedStart_COMLS@UToledo.Edu or by  U.S. postal mail – Medical School Admissions, MS 1043, University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.

  9. Request transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. Have them sent directly either electronically to MedStart_COMLS@UToledo.Edu or by U.S. postal mail – Medical School Admissions, MS 1043, University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.

  10. It is important that you submit both the MEDStart and the secondary applications before you send or request supplemental application materials (transcripts and letters) be sent to the University of Toledo Medical School Admissions Office.

  11. All admission requirements and supplemental materials must be completed by October 31, 2015. Interviews will be conducted in January and applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by the beginning of March. If not accepted, you still have time to register for the MCAT exam and apply as a regular applicant in the summer before your senior year.

  12. If you have any questions, contact the University of Toledo Medical School Admissions Office at (419) 383-4229 or MedStart_COMLS@UToledo.Edu
Last Updated: 6/26/15