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Transfer to School

Transfer requests are considered when there is capacity for additional MD students to the 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. Capacity will be posted annually on this website by November 30.

UPDATE: We have determined that we do not have any space available to consider transfer applicants for the entering third year class in 2022.    

When there is capacity, 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. To request a transfer application please contact the Chan School of Medicine Office of Admissions at 508-856-2323 or email: 

Transfers applicants must take the USMLE Step 1 by April 1st and have passed Step 1 before matriculation in to Block 1A.

Transfer applicants must submit the following to the SOM Office of Admissions by January 31st 

  • Copy of the original American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application  
  • Chan School of Medicine secondary 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 Dean of Students of the applicant’s current medical school attesting to the applicant’s good standing status.
  • Step 1 exam registration and/or scores. Transfers applicants must take the USMLE Step 1 by April 1st and have passed Step 1 before matriculation in to Block 1A.
  • $100 application fee in (check or money order) payable to the UMass Chan Medical School.
  • Mail fee to the following address:

Office of Admissions - T.H. Chan School of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655

Transfer Timeline (when applications are accepted):

Transfer Process

Entering Third Year Class of 202-

Transfer Application Opens (if spots available)

October 31, 202-

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

January 31, 202-

Transfer Applicant Interviews

February 202-

Deadline to take USMLE Step 1

April 1, 202-

Transfer Applicant Decisions

On or before April 15, 202-

 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 Chan School of Medicine Admissions Committee provisional offer of acceptance offer within 7 calendar 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.