Application Process

Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine has always been a leader in holistic review. That means we read every application as a whole, and consider the applicant’s context. We are not worried about specific courses being online or pass-fail, and we aren’t simply counting up the hours you spent doing various experiences.  We don’t have fixed requirements, or minimums, or must-haves.  We believe there are a multitude of paths to being a great doctor and we want you to find your own.  Our essential question is whether you have demonstrated competence in key areas (science, service, communication, etc.) to the degree that suggests you’ll be successful in medical school and as a physician.

Please email if you have additional questions.

Regular Admissions

Initial applications are accepted only through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Information and application materials are available at

Supplemental applications are sent to all applicants who select Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine to receive their AMCAS application.  We do not prescreen primary applications.

Candidates may apply between late June and November 1, but early application is strongly recommended.

International Students

International students who have a degree from a US or Canadian accredited institution, located within the US or Canada are welcome to apply.  If you hold a non US or Canadian accredited degree, you must have completed at least 2 years of US or Canadian accredited advanced education, including all prerequisite courses.  Non-US citizens and DACA students should be aware that unfortunately the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine has limited scholarships and financial aid available for non-US citizens.  We recommend you review the cost of attendance prior to applying.

The International Students and Scholars office can assist international students with visa application questions. Visit the ISSO website or email with questions.


Admissions Office Staff is available for questions via email