We're thrilled that you're looking to join the USU family! This country depends on dedicated members of each generation who are interested in solving the healthcare problems facing our Service members and their families. Whether you're interested in a career in research, policy, a hospital, or the field, we can't wait to see what you do as a USU alum.  

Our downloadable "Unlike Any Other Medical School" brochure will be a helpful tool as you explore your options for a career as a military physician. 

As You Begin

If you know that USU is where you would like to attend medical school, you can apply via the AMCAS(R) Early Decision Program and receive notification by October 1.

Make sure you’ve reviewed any degree specific requirements found on your program's page in the Catalog. For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar.



A 5-step process for how to apply can be found on the Application Process page with step-by-step instructions for what to expect while applying to the School of Medicine. For more details about eligibility, documentation requirements, and who to contact if you're a military applicant, check the Application Requirements page.



Applicants interested in the MD/PhD program must apply to both programs. If the applicant is accepted into the MD program but not accepted into a PhD program, they may still continue the medical school application process.

  1. Apply directly to the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine using the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS). Applicants must indicate their interest in the MD/PhD program on the AMCAS application. All information for applying to the MD Program can be found here.
  2. Submit a separate PhD program application through our Graduate School.


Enlisted to medical degree preparatory program (eMDP2) ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Each of the military services (Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force) require candidates to submit application packets that include a summary of their service records, recommendation letters from supervisors and commanders, medical qualification status, standardized test scores, college transcripts, and a personal statement. For more information, visit the EMDP2 Degree Description page.


The Defense Health Agency offers graduate medical education (GME) opportunities at 25 institutions in locations across the United States. Search the DHA Graduate Medical Education site for GME programs by service branch, specialty, and location.