College of Medicine and Life Sciences - MD Admissions

Application Process


  1. Applicants applying through any College of Medicine and Life Sciences admissions pathway 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. The MCAT is required unless the student is accepted through our MEDStart Program. For more information on the MCAT, click on the AAMC MCAT Resources 

  3. Request transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended to be sent directly to AMCAS at

  4. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution is required prior to matriculation into The University of Toledo Medical School Admission Office.

  5. All letters of recommendation must be submitted via AMCAS. A minimum of (3) letters must be submitted for your application to be complete. A maximum of six (6) letters may be submitted. Letters of recommendation sent directly to the College of Medicine will not be considered. Applicants are responsible to inform their recommenders of the proper protocol of submission of letters.
    • We will accept letters from a Premedical Advisory Committee, a letter packet, or individual letters from the college or university from which you will graduate or have recently graduated. Often letters are from three (3) faculty members with whom you have studied. Meaningful letters are typically from individuals who can address features of your personality, history, and motivation in addition to your academic accomplishments. Letters from family members and family friends are strongly discouraged. 
    • If you are not a recent college graduate, three (3) letters of recommendation are required and can be obtained from faculty from your former college/university or from someone who is familiar with your activities since leaving college such as a job supervisor or volunteer director.

See Admissions Criteria

Application Process

  1. Applicants must submit their application using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) electronic application.
    1. The AMCAS verification process takes 4-6 weeks so we strongly encourage you to submit your application early.
    2. The AMCAS Application is available for applicants the first week of May.
    3. Deadline to submit is November 15.
  2. The University of Toledo Medical School Admission Office cannot view or access an AMCAS application until AMCAS verification process is completed, which could take up to four to six weeks. Once AMCAS verifies the application, the UT Medical School Admission Office may begin processing them. 
    • The preliminary processing of AMCAS applications begins in July and ends November 1.
  3. Our Medical School Admissions Committee continually reviews verified AMCAS applications. Following review, we will email qualified applicants inviting them to complete the UT Medical School Secondary Application. (Applicants not meeting the criteria will be reviewed at the discretion of the admissions committee. No application fee is charged for pre-screening the AMCAS application.)

Overview of Interview Day

The University of Toledo uses the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) process. For more information on the MMI, visit the AAMC MMI Resources website.

If you have any questions, contact the University of Toledo Medical School Admissions Office 419.383.3680 or

Last Updated: 2/23/23