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Preliminary Screening

Information provided by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application is used for preliminary screening to select which applicants will receive a secondary application. Once notified, these applicants are asked to submit additional materials, including letters of recommendation, supplemental information forms and a nonrefundable application fee of $120 within 30 days of notification.

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Extracurricular Activities

In addition to demonstrating scholastic achievement and a solid academic foundation, prospective students should also have leadership experience and have participated in work or extracurricular activities that demonstrate a desire or sensitivity to working with people from diverse communities. Clinical exposure and research experience, as well as community service, also are highly desirable.

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U.S. Citizenship/Residency

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be permanent residents in possession of a green card, or be approved through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The medical school also participates in the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) for applicants from certain western states that do not have medical schools. We do not accept transfer students.

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To be considered for admission into the UCI School of Medicine, applicants must meet several academic requirements.


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