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How to Apply

Candidates apply through the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®). The application deadline is December 15 of the year preceding matriculation. Temple will consider applications from US citizens or those with permanent resident or refugee/asylee status with the INS.

Once Temple has received a verified application from AMCAS ®, candidates are sent an email with details for access to the online supplemental application. Applications will be considered complete when a supplemental application, supplemental fee and required letters of recommendation are received.

Requirements

The School of Medicine prefers a minimum of 90 semester hours from a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Virtually all students will have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. Applicants who have not completed the premedical requirements at the time of application should send an official transcript once the prerequisite has been completed. Coursework should be directed to the needs of premedical students. Courses designed for non-science majors or allied health students are not acceptable.

Although the Admissions Committee holds no preference for science majors, all applicants—whether science majors or not— must demonstrate capacity for excellence in the sciences. In addition, students should have a broad humanities education and strong writing skills.

Every applicant must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) within three years of matriculation, and no later than September of the year in which the candidate applies.

Temple considers applications from U.S. citizens or those with permanent resident or refugee/asylee status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

Deadlines

  • AMCAS Application - December 15
  • Transcript submission to AMCAS - December 29
  • Supplemental including fee, and letters - January 15