Application Process

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

What You 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, in Undergraduate Medical Education.

Applications for Business & Leadership, Global & Public Health, Medical Education, and Dismantling Oppression in Medicine Tracks

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Watch for information about the 2023 cycle in late 2022.

Application details

Timeline for 2022 application cycle

  • Applications open Jan. 12
  • Applications due Feb. 4 (midnight)
  • Interviews Feb. 7-Mar. 4 (note that interview schedule varies by track due to director availability)
  • Announcement of track selections Mar. 9
  • Students must accept or decline by Mar. 18


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

Applications for Distinction in Research Track (DIR)

The Research track accepts applications during the summer between the M1 and M2 year, while students are participating in the Summer Scholar Research Program (SSRP) or similar activity. Contact Anne Noe at for additional information. Applications for 2022 will open in July. .