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Unlocking the Doors to Yale Medical School: Admission Requirements


Founded in 1701, Yale School of Medicine is one of the most prestigious medical schools in the United States. It is known for its rigorous academic programs and commitment to excellence in medical education. If you're considering applying to Yale's medical school, it's essential to understand the admission requirements and what the admissions committee is looking for in prospective students.

Admission Requirements for Yale's Medical School Introduction:
Source: Yale Daily News

Application Process

Take the MCAT:

To apply to the MD and MD-PhD programs at the Yale School of Medicine, you are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). It is advised that applicants request that test scores be shared with Yale School of Medicine by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). 

Apply to Yale via AMCAS:

To apply to Yale School of Medicine, you need to submit an AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) application. This application will be sent to all the medical schools you apply to. Make sure to mention Yale School of Medicine in the AMCAS application. Once you submit this application, you'll get an invitation to submit a secondary application to Yale.

Submit Secondary Application:

For the MD and MD-PhD programs, you need to submit an online Yale Secondary Application in addition to the AMCAS application to complete the application process. You'll receive an invitation to submit a Yale Secondary Application via email within two weeks of submitting the AMCAS application to Yale. This starts in early July when the Yale Secondary Application goes live.

Review your application:

You cannot make any changes to your Yale Secondary Application online after submitting it. You must submit your changes in writing to the Office of Admissions. 

Letters of Recommendation:

For all MD and MD/PhD candidates, a Premedical Committee letter is recommended. If your school doesn't have a Premedical Committee, you can submit at least three individual letters of recommendation.It's helpful to have at least one letter from someone in the sciences, but not mandatory. The letters should come from people who have taught you or worked with you in undergraduate or graduate school classes, research settings, clinical settings, extracurricular or community service activities, professional settings, or other contexts. Submit letters of recommendation through the AMCAS Letter Service.


Selected applicants will be invited to interview with members of the admissions committee.

(Note:The Yale Supplemental Application necessitates a fee of $110 or an AMCAS fee waiver. This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted along with the application)


Yale School of Medicine is a highly competitive institution, and the admissions process is rigorous. However, if you meet the academic and personal qualifications, Yale offers an exceptional medical education and the opportunity to train with some of the world's leading physicians and researchers. If you're considering applying to Yale's medical school, it's essential to start preparing early, gather strong letters of recommendation, gain meaningful clinical experience, and craft a compelling personal statement highlighting your unique qualities and motivations for pursuing a career in medicine.

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