Secondary Applications

If you have been notified that your application for admission to the UCSF School of Medicine has been selected for further review, congratulations! We welcome your continuing interest in UCSF.

What to do

  1. You will receive an invitation via email to complete your secondary application online.
  2. Submit your completed forms, including a statement of authenticity and a statement regarding access to letters of recommendation, as well as your nonrefundable supplemental fee ($80 for US citizens and permanent residents, $100 for international students) payable by credit card.
  3. If you do not wish to remain under consideration, please send an email to [email protected], noting your decision to withdraw.

Important Information

Letters of Recommendation

We ask applicants who pass the preliminary review to submit 3-5 letters of recommendation, including at least two letters from your instructors. We will accept only one set of letters, regardless of the number of programs for which you are applying. Please be aware that UCSF is participating in the AMCAS letter service, and as such applicants are required to submit their letters of recommendation via AMCAS.

The letters that will tell us the most about you, your contributions, and your potential are those from instructors of upper division courses who know you well. Letters that document evidence of contributions to research or other work related to science or health care are also of particular interest to the admissions committee. Character references and recommendations from family friends or associates generally are not useful.

Statement of Authenticity

We ask applicants to certify and submit a Statement of Authenticity with the secondary application. This confirms that you have provided full and accurate information in completing all application materials and in submitting additional information, either orally or in writing. Please note that false statements or misrepresentations may result in the withdrawal of your application and notification to the Association of American Medical Colleges.