The University of Illinois College of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applications are available in April and must be filed by Nov. 1 of the year preceding enrollment. Upon receipt of the AMCAS application, the Office of Medical College Admissions sends eligible candidates a supplemental application form, which must be filed by Dec. 1 of that year.
All Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation for the University of Illinois College of Medicine MUST be submitted to AMCAS. All letters must be on official letterhead and/or signed. Any letters received directly at the College of Medicine will not be accepted, will not be placed in your application file, nor will they be retained in any other form.
University of Illinois College of Medicine requires a premedical committee evaluation OR three letters from instructors (any field of study) from whom the candidate has taken courses. One of the letters can be from a research mentor. These letters should critically evaluate the candidate’s academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of course work and special attributes and assets. Personal letters of recommendation are not acceptable. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or professional school, one letter must be from a faculty member at the graduate or professional school.
The Committee on Admissions evaluates completed applications on a rolling basis from early September through the end of March.
University of Illinois
College of Medicine Admissions Office
808 South Wood Street (MC-783)
Room 165 CME
Chicago, IL 60612-7302
Phone: (312) 996-5635
Fax: (312) 996-6693