Application Process

How to Apply

Candidates for the MD Class of 2020 must apply through the American College Application Service (AMCAS). You must submit the AMCAS application before November 1 to be eligible for admission into the next year’s incoming class.

All applicants (to either the Regular MD or the Combined MD-ScM program) should select the "Regular MD" program and designate “Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University” as a receiving school on the AMCAS application. You will then receive electronic mail instructions for the online secondary application. The secondary application contains Brown-specific information and requires a non-refundable fee of $100. AMCAS fee waivers are accepted. If you are applying to the Combined MD-ScM program, you will select that option on your secondary application. See our FAQs page for more information about the MD-ScM application and admission process.

When AMS receives your verified AMCAS record, you will receive two emails with a username, password, and instructions on how to check the status of your application via Alpert Medical School's secure online application system (AMP).  Through this site, you will be able to access up-to-date information regarding your application, including confirmation of the Admissions Office's receipt of supporting materials, notification of missing information, and the decision on a file once it has been determined.

We encourage you to submit all of your application materials early in the cycle, and no secondary application received after the deadline of December 31, 2015, will be considered. Incomplete applications are not reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Candidates selected for interview are notified by email. All candidates should receive a notice of interview status before mid-March. Only those candidates who are interviewed will be considered for admission.

Application Timetable

 AMCAS Deadline  November 1, 2015
 Secondary Application  December 31, 2015
 Letters of Recommendation  December 31, 2015
 Latest MCAT Score accepted  September 23, 2015


Individuals who are enrolled or graduates of accredited institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply. Graduates must have earned their bachelor’s degree within the previous 10 years. Applicants who have previously been dismissed, withdrawn or already graduated from a medical school will be considered ineligible to apply to Alpert Medical School.

International applicants are invited to apply if premedical coursework has been completed in an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or Canada. Funding is limited, and information regarding personal and family financial resources is requested prior to an interview. The ability to fund an international student will be considered before a final decision on admission.