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 University. The 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.

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Application Process

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. *Note: The minimum prerequisite courses (as indicated below) obtained at an accredited institution of higher education must be completed by the time of matriculation.
Minimum Prerequisite Courses
  • One Year of Biological Sciences
  • One Year of General Chemistry with Labs
  • One Year of Organic Chemistry with Labs
  • One Year of Physics
  • One Year of Mathematics
  • One Year of English
  • Courses Highly Recommended:
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Biostatistics
  • Applicants are encouraged to acquire a broad undergraduate education including Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • *The University of Toledo Medical School Admissions does not accept virtual online lab courses.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. An ACT score of 30 or higher or an SAT score of 1980 or higher is strongly recommended.

Acceptances

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Applied

31

50

60

62

66

113

Accepted

15

20

20

22

29

16

Average GPA

3.79

3.92

3.84

3.84

3.6

3.87

Average SAT

1937

1973

2020

1882

2006

2207

Average ACT

29

29

30

30

30

33


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. To apply to the MedStart program, go to the application website. Instructions on how to complete an application are provided for your review via PDF download.

  3. All recommendation letters, test scores and updates must be uploaded into the application.

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: 8/12/16