Admissions Timeline (2019-2020)

Welcome Applicants! Thank you for your interest in our School of Medicine. The MD program at California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM -SOM) offers a system-based curriculum where the basic science disciplines are taught in the context of clinical presentations. This allows the student to see first hand how the basic sciences are linked to the practice of medicine.

To this end, candidates who have keen observational skills, are logical, possess comprehensive analytical abilities, compassion, integrity, and good interpersonal skills are strongly encouraged to apply. In order to assess the personal qualities of applicants, CUSM-SOM utilizes a holistic review system in the admission review process.

May 2019 AMCAS application portal opens for data entry
June 2019 AMCAS application submission begins
July – Nov 2019 CUSM MD Application Screening Period (secondary applications are emailed)
October 2019 – April 2020 CUSM MD On-Site Applicant Interview Period (notified via email)
December 15, 2019 Deadline to complete Primary Application to AMCAS
December 30, 2019 Deadline to submit completed Supplemental Application
Decision Notifications Offers of Admissions are made on a “rolling” basis.
April 30, 2020 Per the AMCAS Application and Acceptance Protocol for Applicants, if you receive additional acceptances following April 30th, it is your responsibility to promptly notify any school(s) you have decided to not attend.
July 13 – 17, 2020 Year 1 Orientation Week
July 20 – 24, 2020 Orientation to Clinical Skills Week
July 27, 2020 First Day of Lecture Class