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We are the first engineering-based medical school, specifically designed to train a new kind of doctor. This ground-breaking approach seamlessly integrates the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with Carle’s nationally recognized, comprehensive healthcare system.

We are a four-year medical school preparing students to become board certified physicians. Our unique engineering-infused curriculum will position graduates to be physician innovators.

We will be accepting applications for the 2019 recruiting cycle through AMCAS starting June 1.

All applicants will be required to complete the standard American Medical College Admissions Service (AMCAS) application. After initial screening, secondary applications will be sent to eligible students at no cost. Our innovative, non-traditional secondary application process will consist of a portfolio and video response to questions related to the ethics and values of medicine.

Admissions Committee decision notifications will be made on a rolling basis beginning mid-February of 2018 for the class entering July 2018. We will maintain an admissions waitlist until our class is complete.

All applicants are required to submit letters of evaluation and recommendation through the AMCAS letter service; no outside letters or information will be accepted by the Office of Admissions. Prospective students may submit a maximum of 4 letters of evaluation. The following are acceptable:

  1. A premedical committee report or other composite letter of recommendation from the applicant’s primary college or university.


  1. If the primary college or university does not have a premedical committee, at least 3 individual letters of recommendation on official letterhead: 2 from individual professors with whom the applicant has taken classes or participated in research (at least 1 in STEM-science, technology, engineering or mathematics) and 1 letter from a non-academic individual (e.g. an advisor, a supervisor from a work or volunteer experience).

For now, we will offer only an M.D. degree.

We offer undergraduate medical education. Residencies (graduate medical education) will be sponsored solely by Carle and will be separate from our college of medicine.

Please visit this page to review the suggested experience, courses and labs.

View this page for tuition and fees information.

We will be providing full tuition scholarships for all four years to our first class of 32 students.

Both MCAT and GPA will be used as components in a holistic evaluation of an applicant to ensure they have the appropriate competencies to succeed in our unique curriculum.

While we do not have a minimum MCAT requirement, successful matriculants to medical school typically average a score of 509.

MCAT scores cannot be older than three years, as measured from the time of your expected enrollment.

Applicants are welcome to take the MCAT more than one time. If the applicant takes the MCAT three or more times, a new average score will be calculated. Otherwise, we will use your best MCAT score.

The University of Illinois will maintain the confidentiality of applications and student records as required or permitted by law.

Applicants are not required to disclose sensitive information such as trade secrets, commercial or financial information or information that is of a proprietary, privileged or confidential nature. If confidential information is provided it shall be clearly identified and marked highlighted in yellow with the understanding that the information may be used and disclosed only for evaluation of the application. This restriction does not limit the University’s right to use or disclose data obtained without restriction from any source, including the applicant.

University records are subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its exemptions. Once a student is admitted, student records are protected by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

No. Due to the unique format of our curriculum we will not accept transfer students.

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine must receive your AMCAS application by January 18, 2018. Our secondary application is due February 1, 2018.