You dream of becoming a physician.
Take the next step and submit your application.

How to Apply

Your road to residency starts here.

We encourage you to apply to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program at SMUSOM as early as possible. 

You can and should submit your application in advance of: 

  1. Taking the MCAT exam
  2. Receiving your MCAT score
  3. Completing the personal statement of the application

At St. Matthew's University, our team of admissions advisors are pleased to assist you and respond to any question or concerns promptly and professionally. Please feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable admissions advisors at:

Phone: 800.498.9700 or 407.488.1700
Email: admissions@stmatthews.edu

Due to our rolling admissions, there is no deadline to apply. Semesters begin in September, January, and May.

Apply now by following these simple steps:

To begin your application process, please complete the online application form:

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We have waived our usual application fee of $75 (U.S.) for January, May, and September 2022 entry! Simply enter this code when prompted on the application form: 2701434. 

In addition to your application and fee, you will need to submit the following documents to complete the application process:

  1. Transcripts: Official transcript(s) from each college/university or professional school you attended. Student-issued copies may suffice, pending official transcripts.
  2. Personal statement: The personal statement should indicate (A) your purpose for considering a career in medicine; (B) why you would be an asset to St. Matthew's University School of Medicine; (C) your significant activities or accomplishments, personal interests, unique aspects of your pre-medical preparation and any additional information that would help the Admissions Committee in the evaluation of your application. (A maximum of 500 words is recommended to answer these questions). You may attach your personal statement to your online application.
  3. ResumeYour current resume is required, and you may attach it to your online application.
  4. Letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. Evaluations from a college pre-medical committee are accepted in lieu of individual letters.
  5. MCAT: The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for all applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. In addition, it is strongly encouraged for all other applicants and specifically required from those students who meet any of the following three conditions:
    In addition, the MCAT is recommended for all other applicants and specifically required from those students who meet any of the following three conditions: 

    • Students with outdated required science coursework (>5 years old) 
    • Students who completed required science coursework at a community college 
    • Students with “C" grades or lower in the required science courses 
    SMUSOM's MCAT code is 919. More information about the MCAT is available at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website

    Applicants can send SMUSOM their MCAT exam scores through the online THx system as soon as they are available at the AAMC.

    *As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our students, SMUSOM will waive the MCAT score requirement for applicants to the Spring 2022 (January) term who are not able to secure a test date. Applicants who have an MCAT score, or a pending MCAT score, are required to submit their score(s) with their application. 

  6. TOEFL: Applicants whose principal language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
More information on TOEFL can be found at the official TOEFL test site.
Please mail your documents to this address:

St. Matthew's University
12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 290
Orlando, FL 32817

When a candidate is favorably considered, the admissions committee schedules an interview. The interview may be in person or by video conference.

St. Matthew's University School of Medicine welcomes applications from qualified transfer students from medical schools recognized in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the university. 

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite Coursework

The St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine requires the following pre-requisite courses:
General Biology*

One academic year
(6 credit hours)
Inorganic Chemistry*

1 academic year
(6 credit hours)
Organic Chemistry* †

1 academic year
(6 credit hours)
Language Arts (English)**

1/2 academic year
(3 credit hours)
College Math or Computer Science

1/2 academic year
(3 credit hours)
These courses must include an attached laboratory.
** A student may substitute any course that has a writing component, such as a term paper or written project, for the Language Arts requirement.
A student may substitute 1/2 year of Biochemistry for 1/2 year of Organic Chemistry.

Standardized Examination

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required only of citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

Admitted students from the United States are to submit their MCAT results prior to enrolling.

English Proficiency

Since English is the language of instruction at SMUSOM, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and be able to communicate effectively.

Applicants whose principal language is not English may be required to take the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Technical Standards 


A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must have abilities and skills in the five broad areas of observation: communication, motor function, intellectual-conceptual, and behavioral and social skills.