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How to Apply

Review the Application Requirements

Submit the Application

  • Select the option listed as "School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - MS to Chicago Medical School MD Pathway.
  • The Fall 2021 application will open September 1. Applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Monday January 31, 2021 (Midnight, Eastern, Standard Time).
  • Early application is strongly encouraged.

Submit Transcripts

  • Must be submitted from each college and university you have attended.
  • Mailing directions, and a routing sheet that can be provided to each institution, are provided in the application. Transcripts sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University cannot be accepted.
  • Transcripts from international schools (with the exception of Canadian schools) must first be evaluated by a credentialing service and sent to RFUCAS. We accept evaluations from World Evaluation Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Submit Test Scores

  • CASPer Test - All applicants are required to complete a CASPer assessment to assist with our selection process. Please go to sign up and reserve a test. The last acceptable CASPer test date is December 10, 2020.
  • MCAT - All applicants are required to submit MCAT scores. Only scores from January, 2018 to September 29, 2020 will be accepted.

Submit Letters of Recommendation

  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • At least one letter needs to be from a primary research mentor.
  • At least one letter is recommended from a healthcare professional (not necessarily a MD) with whom you have worked.
  • The remaining letter can be from a person who knows you well or a committee letter.
  • Enter each individual's recommender's email address into the application to initiate the recommendation process. Recommendations sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University cannot be accepted.

Citizenship Status

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold a permanent resident visa or be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application submission.


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