To apply the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP), applicants start by:
- applying to UCSF via AMCAS
- receiving and accepting an invitation for a UCSF secondary application
- following the instructions on the UCSF secondary application by checking the JMP box to indicate interest in the JMP
- submitting additional JMP-specific application materials as instructed
- submitting a UC Berkeley Application for Admission by February 15
After checking the JMP box, applicants will be prompted to provide additional JMP-specific materials, including two short essay questions. Only applicants who have checked the JMP box on their UCSF secondary application will be considered for JMP admission.
The AMCAS application deadline is October 15 every year. You can find out more about the application form as well as instructions for completing and submitting it on the AMCAS Web site. Applications are available in May and can be submitted to AMCAS on or after May 30. Your application and official transcripts must be submitted to AMCAS no later than October 15 of the year preceding your expected entry. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible in order to facilitate processing and evaluation. Please note that we cannot consider deadline extensions for any reason.
After UCSF receives your application from AMCAS and performs a preliminary review, selected candidates will be invited to complete a secondary application. Typically, you will be notified about submitting a secondary application approximately 3-10 weeks after receipt of your verified AMCAS data. During the secondary application process you can select the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program in addition to other programs offered by UCSF.
The AMCAS application, secondary application, and letters of recommendation will be used to identify applicants who will be invited for interviews. Interview decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Applicants who would like to be considered for the Health and Medical Sciences Block Grant Award or Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship must submit a completed application by this deadline.
To review Prerequisite Course Requirements and to submit your application, go to the UCSF Medical Education website.