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Transfer requests are considered when there is capacity for additional MD students to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine third year class. Transfer requests are considered only for compelling family-related or humanitarian reasons, only for entrance into the core clinical experiences (third) year of medical school, and only for the MD program.

Transfer applicants must be currently in good standing at an LCME accredited medical school. Transfers only occur for the first block of the third year in the UMass Chan Medical School curriculum. Please contact the T.H. Chan School of Medicine Admissions Office at admissions@umassmed.edu with any questions.

Transfer applicants must take the USMLE Step 1 by February 15 of their application year and pass on their first attempt.

Transfer applicants must submit the following to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine Office of Admissions by November 30 via the transfer application portal:   

  • Copy of the original American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application 
  • Official transcript of the applicant’s medical school grades and narrative comments from all courses as well as official transcripts from all schools listed on the AMCAS application
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current medical school’s the Dean of Students or their designee, attesting to the applicant’s good standing status.
  • $100 application fee in (check or money order) payable to UMass Chan Medical School.

Transfer Timeline (when applications are accepted):

Transfer Process

Entering Third Year Class of 2025

Transfer Application Opens (if spots available)

September 25, 2024

Transfer Application Deadline; all application materials must be received by this date

November 30, 2024

Transfer Applicant Interviews

January 2025

Deadline to take USMLE Step 1

February 15, 2025

Transfer Applicant Decisions

On or before February 20, 2025

 Please note the following:

  • Interview invitations are extended after review of all required application materials.
  • Acceptances are conditional upon a passing USMLE Step 1 score
  • The applicant must respond to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine Admissions Committee provisional offer of acceptance within 7 calendar days of the offer.
  • The accepted applicant must withdraw from his/her current institution so that UMass Chan Medical School can transfer-in the student in the AAMC Student Records database.