Admissions Overview

We seek students with the academic credentials, leadership skills and compassionate disposition for a life of medical service.

Admissions Committee

Recognizing the importance of diversity, dedication and altruism, we are dedicated to the holistic process for all medical school applicants. Each applicant is considered on his or her own merit, not only with regard to the academic preparation required for the rigors of medical school but also the characteristics and qualities needed to succeed in this unique patient-centered learning environment and ultimately to be an excellent physician.

Composition of Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is comprised of hardworking and dedicated individuals from across the state of North Dakota. The 12-member Committee is made up of basic scientists, clinicians and medical students who are either elected by their peers or appointed by the medical school dean.

Early Decision Program

We encourage first-time North Dakota applicants to consider applying through the Early Decision Program.

Application Process


We are happy to assist you with questions about applying to medical school. We ask that you thoroughly review the materials on our website before contacting us. You may find some of your questions answered by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions. If your questions are not answered there, contact the SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions at 701.777.4221.

UND provided me the unique opportunity to learn patient-centered care in a hands-on environment from faculty who are truly invested in us and provide us with the tools to develop into superior clinicians.Aaron Smith, M.D.Class of 2016