Rush Medical College Admissions

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**Class of 2021 Application Cycle Updates**

A running list of 2021 application cycle updates necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.


Thank you for your interest in Rush Medical College. Rush is dedicated to developing empathic, proficient physicians committed to continuous learning, innovation, and excellence in clinical practice, education, research and service. The admissions process is rooted in the medical college mission and seeks candidates who are academically competent, who will actively engage in campus life and the diverse communities we serve, who will enhance and contribute to the diversity of our school and university, and contribute unreservedly to serving, promoting and improving the health of the public.

MD Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the MD program:

  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residency of the United States or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status
  • Completion of a bachelors degree from a four-year college or university accredited in the United States or a Canadian-based institution
  • Completion of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • As applicable, for post-baccalaureate coursework: Submission of grades through AMCAS for at least 24 hours of post-baccalaureate coursework achieving a strong academic foundation in the basic sciences

Learn about the other components in the Rush Medical College application process:

MCAT, GPA and Major
Letters of Recommendation
Technical Standards for Admission and Promotion
Attributes of a Successful Candidate
International and Transfer Students


If you have questions about the admission process, please contact the Rush Medical College Admissions Office or the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), as appropriate.

Rush Medical College Office of Admissions
Armour Academic Center, Suite 403
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612


American Medical College Application Service
655 K Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 828-0400