MD Admissions



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*No extensions given to deadlines


*Plan to Enroll: On February 22, accepted applicants can begin to select "Plan to Enroll" for their top medical school choice in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. Applicants may hold waitlist positions at other schools and can continue to hold multiple acceptances until May 1 st . We ask that you choose this action as early as possible if our school is your top choice.

**Commit to Enroll: On May 1, accepted applicants can begin to select "Commit to Enroll" when they are ready to make their final selection in the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool. This indicates that you have withdrawn all other applications, including waitlist positions from other schools, and that you are committed to one final acceptance.


  • Applicants may begin submitting the primary application through AMCAS



  • Secondary applications start to be distributed
  • Candidates begin to receive interview invitations


  • August 1:  AMCAS application Early Decision Program deadline*
  • August 31: Early Decision program deadline for all required materials*



  • October 1:  Early Decision applicants are notified of their final status



  • November 1:  AMCAS application regular decision deadline*



  • December 1: Regular decision deadline for all required materials*
  • Acceptance letters begin to be sent to selected candidates




  • All admission decisions (including wait-list offers) are sent by the end of March
  • Revisit Weekend (for accepted students and by invitation only)


  • April 15: Accepted applicants must narrow their school selections down to three, as per AAMC acceptance protocols
  • May 1:
    • National Decision Deadline; if ZSOM is the first choice for an accepted applicant, they must select Plan to Enroll
    • "Commit to Enroll" ** option becomes available in AMCAS, through the "Choose your Medical School Tool" for accepted applicants who are ready to commit and withdraw all other applications (including waitlists). 


  • End of June: Summer Pre-matriculation Program, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, begins (a 4-week course offered to students, by invitation only, who will be matriculating at the ZSOM).


  • July 1: Accepted applicants must select Commit to Enroll
  • Orientation for new students held at the end of July


  • Wait-listed applicants are notified of a final decision
  • Classes begin for new students in the beginning of August