Student passes lawn on campus

Next Steps for Admitted Students

This is your one-stop resource for information related to matriculation at the University of Michigan Medical School. Please check back periodically as new information will be added throughout the process. Remember, your seat in the class is held for you until April 30, 2018. No deposit is ever required at Michigan!

We could not be happier that you have chosen to join the Michigan Med community. To help smooth this exciting transition, we've put together one list of all important dates, links and other information you'll need between now and your White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, August 5, 2018! Please let us know if you have any questions: 734-764-6317 or umichmedadmiss@umich.edu

Important Dates

February

To be considered for need-based scholarships from the University of Michigan Medical School, the Admissions Office requires that you complete the following two items no later than February 15th:

1) Free Application For Federal Student Aid (using school code E00398); parental information must be provided on the FAFSA

2) Institutional Application for Financial Aid

Registration for Michigan’s Second Look Weekend 2018 — our admitted student revisit weekend — opens in early February.

March

This month, we will let you know how to accept or decline our offer of admission, but remember your seat in the class is held for you until April 30th without a deposit.

Admissions scholarship announcements will be made in March. You do not need to apply for admissions scholarships - all admitted students are automatically considered.

April

Estimates of financial aid packages are emailed (if FAFSA and U-M Institutional Application have been received). Contact the UMMS Financial Aid Office with questions: med-finaid@med.umich.edu or (734) 763-4147.

Second Look Weekend includes a Diversity & Health Equity Day followed by general Second Look programming over the next two days. Space is limited!

April 30 is the national medical school commitment date.

May

First official notifications of financial aid eligibility go out to students who have accepted our offer of admission, and they continue on a rolling basis.

June

Matriculating students should begin checking their med.umich.edu email address on a weekly basis.

August

White Coat Ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 5th beginning at 1 pm. All family and friends are welcome.

M1 Launch begins Monday, August 6th. This is our version of orientation. Attendance is required all week.

Connect with Other Admits

Join the UMMS Admitted Student Facebook Group.

Connect with us via social media.

Come to Second Look Weekend in April.

Financial Aid Info

To be considered for need-based scholarships from the University of Michigan Medical School, the Admissions Office requires that you complete the following two items no later than February 15th:

1) Free Application For Federal Student Aid (using school code E00398); parental information must be provided on the FAFSA

2) Institutional Application for Financial Aid

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, which will be announced in mid-March.

In April, the Financial Aid office emails estimates of financial aid packages to those who have completed their FAFSA and U-M Institutional Application.

First official notifications of financial aid eligibility go out in May to students who've accepted our offer of admission and continue on a rolling basis. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to view, accept, decline, or change your aid through your Wolverine Access account.

Contact the UMMS Financial Aid Office with questions: med-finaid@med.umich.edu or (734) 763-4147.

Admissions Scholarship Offers

Coming in March: Admissions scholarship announcements. All admitted students are automatically considered for Admissions scholarship monies. If you don't receive an email, you may check back with us in April at umichmedadmiss@med.umich.edu

Disability Services

Michigan Med supports students with disabilities and requests for accommodations. Our Office of Medical Student Education works with the University of Michigan’s Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Please be proactive and request accommodations as soon as possible. If you have questions, reach out to our Learning Specialist, Charlotte O'Connor. Your admission cannot be revoked based on your need for accommodations. You can review our technical standards here.

Students are encouraged to request support for the following diagnostic categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chronic Health Condition, Mental Health Condition, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Learning Disability, Visual Impairment, Mobility Impairment, or Temporary Disability.

Example Cases:
1. Student A has a prior history of receiving accommodations, and after reviewing UMMS’ Technical Standards, learned there is a process to register for exam accommodations. This student emailed Dr. Holliday to ask questions, request accommodations and had the request approved before the school year started.

2. Student B has a prior history of receiving accommodations, but decided not to request them at UMMS for personal reasons. Shortly after starting medical school, this student experienced academic difficulty in a particular course, partially due to not receiving the previously recommended accommodations (e.g., extended exam time), and decided to request accommodations later in the school year. UMMS supports accommodation requests at any time during medical school. However, accommodations are not applied retroactively, and the student still was required to remediate the course.

3. Student C has no prior history of receiving accommodations, but received a new diagnosis while in medical school. This student is eligible for accommodations, and can contact Dr. Holliday to learn more about how to request them at UMMS, however, accommodations are not applied retroactively.

Immunization Requirements

Matriculating students must submit the required immunization form no later than July 15th.

Questions regarding the immunization form can be addressed to Denise Brennan in Student Services at 734-763-6362 or umms.health.records@umich.edu

Official Degree Posted Transcripts

We will send you a request after May 1st to have your official undergraduate degree posted transcript sent to:

April Daniels, 4303 Medical Science Bldg 1, 1301 Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624 or preferably via email.

If you are an MSTP student, you will send your transcripts to the MSTP Office.

Michigan Residency Questions

If you are not sure if you will be considered a Michigan resident for tuition purposes, the following is important information that may affect your financial aid and tuition and requires immediate action. You may need to fill out an application even if you grew up in Michigan. Don’t assume anything. Your AMCAS designation does NOT determine your residency. Please read further.

The Registrar’s website contains the University’s Guidelines for Qualifying for In-State Tuition, which will provide the reasons an applicant may be required to file an application and details the University of Michigan’s specific requirements to qualify for in-state tuition. You will want to file a separate Application for In-State Tuition to request a change in status.

The Application for In-State Tuition is available as an online application. In order to log in and complete an application for in-state tuition, you will need your U-M ID and Uniqname (if a current student or employee) or a Friend Account.

Please note that the process for determining eligibility for in-state tuition is handled by the Residency Classification Office. If you have questions regarding your in-state/out-of-state classification or need assistance with the application or process, please call the Residency Classification Office at 734-764-1400.

MSTP Admitted Students

All the information on this NEXT STEPS for Admitted Students also pertains to MSTP students with the exception of:

  • financial aid and scholarship information

  • submitting transcripts to the Admissions Office (we will request you to submit your official transcripts to the MSTP Office in May)

Important Dates:

  • The MSTP Second Look will be coordinated with the Medical School Second Look. Most of the activities for the MSTP Second Look will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

  • The MSTP Retreat for matriculating students will take place Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12, 2018.

For questions please contact the MSTP Office at 734-764-6176 or mstp@umich.edu.

Resources

Academic Calendar: The 2018-2019 Scientific Trunk calendar is provided for planning purposes.  Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Ann Arbor: Learn more about what it's like to live in Ann Arbor and ask our med students questions about what they do in their spare time.

Financial Aid: Ask our helpful staff any questions you may have about financial aid at Michigan Med. Did you know our students graduate with less debt than the majority of medical students?

Football tickets: More information to come in June.

Housing: No need to rush into finding housing. There are plenty of options well into the spring and summer. There is an optional housing tour during Second Look Weekend and many options are posted in the Admitted Student Facebook Group in the spring.

Laptop/Mobile Communications: We recommend that you wait to purchase any devices until you are on campus. More information to come during the summer.

Med Student Gateway: An online compendium of resources for all aspects of Michigan Med student life. Be sure to check out Code Blue, a handy guide to your first two years of med school written and edited by current med students with you in mind.

Parking and Transportation: There is no on-site parking for medical students. You will want to look into riding the bus if you live far away. A car is not required for your M1 year, but for one of your courses, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (ICE), some clinical site placements will be off-site. You will not be placed at one of these sites if you do not have transportation.

FAQs

Q: I’ve been admitted (yay!), now what?

A: Congratulations! After celebrating your remarkable achievement (take as long as you’d like!), you can do the following:

  • Request to join our Admitted Student Facebook Group to stay in the loop about future dates, “meet” and ask current med students questions, find out about events in the med school, on the U-M campus and around town, and learn about housing options.

  • Complete the FAFSA and University of Michigan Medical School Institutional Application for Financial Aid before the deadlines (see Important Dates).

  • Don’t worry about sending a deposit to hold your spot — we don’t need one! The national commitment date is April 30th.

  • Ask us any questions you may have.

Q: Will I need a car on campus?

A: A car is not required for your M1 year, but for one of your courses, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (ICE), some clinical site placements will be off-site. You will not be placed at one of these sites if you do not have transportation.

If you do not plan to have a car and/or will be living further away from campus, you’ll find it very easy to navigate the bus system. There are two major bus systems in Ann Arbor: The Ride (which is the Ann Arbor city bus) and the University's bus system. They both offer convenient apps and websites that let you plan your route and track your buses in real time.

Q: When should I start looking for housing?

A: Many students take advantage of checking out housing options during Second Look Weekend. Postings about available housing regularly appear on the Admitted Student Facebook Group, especially throughout the spring. You can always get started by checking out this housing page featuring some of the most popular choices for med students.

Q: If I am already certain that I plan to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, can I commit to matriculating before April 30th?

Yes, we will let you know in the spring when and how you can commit!