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2021 – 2022 Admission Timeline

All MIDP applicants follow the Vanderbilt School of Medicine MD application and interview process as well as additional application and interview components for consideration for admission to MIDP.

Early June 2021

Earliest date for submission of application to the American Medical College Applicant Service (AMCAS).

Mid-July 2021

Earliest date to be invited to complete the secondary application. The secondary application and letters of recommendation are required for consideration to be interviewed. MIDP applicants complete an additional essay related to interest in the MIDP.

September 2021 is the last date to take the MCAT.

November 1, 2021

Last date for MIDP applicants to submit application to AMCAS.

November 15, 2021

Last date for AMCAS to receive all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

November 21, 2021

Last date to submit secondary application.

Mid-September – December 2021

Candidates who have completed a secondary essay will be screened to complete the MIDP Initial Interview (Video Assay). If asked to move forward in the process, applicants will be scheduled for their MIDP Design Challenge Interview. The regular MD Interview will follow the Design Challenge Interview.

MIDP Interview and Design Challenge Days

Invitations are given for a specific Design Challenge date (i.e., applicants will not be able to choose a date).


Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by January 2022. Applicants waitlisted or rejected will still have the option to switch their application to regular MD.

Please note: Rolling admissions heavily impact our review and interview process. For this reason, it is important to apply in a timely fashion.

All dates are tentative.