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Application Process

Congratulations on taking the first step to specializing your medical education.

Need to Know

  • You MUST be in good standing to apply to a distinction track. For M1 DT applicants, this means that your summative high stakes assessment score is over 72% at time of application..
  • You CAN apply to more than one track.
  • If you are accepted to more than one track you must choose ONE. No student can be enrolled in more than one track.

Please fill out and submit your application by clicking a link below. If you plan to apply to multiple tracks, you must submit a separate form specific to each track.

If you have any questions, concerns, or experience problems with the application process, please contact Emily Noonan, Research Manager in Undergraduate Medical Education.

Applications for Distinction in Research Track (DIR)

The Research track accepts applications at the beginning of the M2 year, after students have had an opportunity to participate in the Summer Scholar Research Program (SSRP) or similar activity. Contact Anne Noe at anne.noe@louisville.edu for additional information. Applications for 2021 are now open.

Application details

DIR application portal


Applications  for Business & Leadership, Global & Public Health, and Medical Education Tracks

Applications for 2021 have closed.

Application details

If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to Emily Noonan, Research Manager in the Undergraduate Medical Education office.