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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. Capacity will be posted annually on this website by November 30.

UPDATE November 2022: We have determined that we have ONE space available for a transfer applicant for the entering third year class in 2023. Please use this link to submit your transfer application.  

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. Please contact the Chan School of Medicine Admissions Office at with any questions.

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

Transfer applicants must submit the following to the SOM Office of Admissions by January 31st 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 2022

Transfer Application Opens (if spots available)

November 30, 2022

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

January 31, 2023

Transfer Applicant Interviews

February 2023

Deadline to take USMLE Step 1

April 1, 2023

Transfer Applicant Decisions

On or before April 15, 2023

 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 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.