MD Degree


Program Description


Learning to practice medicine in both English and Spanish, it’s one of the great benefits of going to medical school in Guadalajara. Not only will it help break down barriers between doctor and patients wherever they end up–New York, Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, etc., being bilingual and culturally aware will make you much more valuable in the eyes of the hospital and clinical administrators everywhere.

Two years of basic sciences in Mexico

You’ll begin at the beginning. We’ll immerse you in the basics. All the critical core learning that you’ll need to know in order to pass the USMLE Step 1. But we’ll also start you working on your clinical skills immediately. So you’re going to start gaining real-world insight right away.

Two clinical years which can be done in Mexico, U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Core and Elective Rotations in Mexico, United States, and Puerto Rico. All students have opportunities to perform their clinical rotations in various hospital settings in facilities throughout Mexico, United States, and Puerto Rico. There are several programs in which the students can participate during their third and fourth years. We’ll begin preparing you for the next stage–everything leading up to USMLE Step 2, and getting your degree. Our 4-year program, giving them equal opportunities to US students, like other medical international programs, to achieve their goal to become a doctor.

Your MD degree in 4 years at UAG School of Medicine.

It’s not going to be easy. But by the time you’re ready to leave here, you will be confident and ready to practice.You will be a doctor. MDdegree


You didn’t decide to become a doctor yesterday. It’s an idea that has been with you for a long time. It’s become a part of you. Changed you. Don’t let anything get in your way now. Keep moving forward. If you want to become a doctor, become a doctor at UAG School of Medicine. UAG school of medicIne encourages applications from all individuals who have the capacity and determination to learn a new language, Spanish, to experience a vibrant, exciting new culture and to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor. We appreciate the opportunity to review your application to determine whether UAG is a good fit for you and, if it is, help you through the enrollment process. You are about to embark on making the decision of studying one of the most rewarding careers; medicine. If you haven't started an application, let's start step by step


Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine has two entering classes per year: January and July. Applicants from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico must meet all the basic pre-medical requirements necessary for entrance into a U.S. Medical School.

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Each applicant must have the equivalent of 90 semester credit hours. A baccalaureate degree is not required but strongly recommended. The applicant must have completed the following courses at a college or university:


  1. One year of Biology
  2. One year of Organic Chemistry
  3. One year of Inorganic Chemistry
  4. One year of Physics
  5. One year of Mathematics
  6. One year of English


  1. 8 semester credit hours of Biology
  2. 8 semester credit hours of Physics
  3. 8 semester credit hours of General or Inorganic Chemistry
  4. 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry
  5. 6 semester credit hours in Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences, Economy or Anthropology)
  6. 12 semester credit hours of Spanish
  7. 12 semester credit hours of English


By employing the broadest range of evaluation criteria, the Admissions Department will present qualified applicants to the Admissions Committee.


There are two phases of documentation when applying

Phase 1:

  • Online enrollment application UAG Portal.
  • $75 application fee (nonrefundable fee)
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Unofficial copy of college transcript(s)
  • MCAT scores. Exam must have been taken within the last three years
  • 2 to 10 pages of typewritten autobiography
  • A composite letter of recommendation from your premedical committee or 2 letters from your college science professors (addressed to Admissions Committee).
  • 1 passport size full-face photo, with white to off-white background
  • Resume with information on educational background since High School, extracurricular activities, and awards.
  • Student Background Check US Applicants use code: WXYCK-99264. Puerto Rico Applicants use code: GGXRP-39773

Phase 2: Applies only to those invited to interview and consists of:

  • Original birth certificate*
  • Official high school transcript(s)** (GED is not accepted in lieu of High School)
  • Copy high school diploma**
  • Official college transcripts (from every institution attended)
  • Official MCAT scores. Exam must have been taken within the last three years

*With Apostille only
(Acquired through the Secretary of State from the state in which the documents originated)

**With notarization and Apostille seal Note:

An admissions counselor will provide instructions for legalizing documents from countries other than the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant and decline admissions at any stage of the process.

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

The University is proud to be thoroughly Mexican and, at the same time, to emphasize its orientation to international education. The UAG has some of the best educational facilities in the country, cov ... Read More

The University is proud to be thoroughly Mexican and, at the same time, to emphasize its orientation to international education. The UAG has some of the best educational facilities in the country, covering an area of more than 10 million square feet, distributed in 5 campuses in the area of Guadalajara city: Main Campus (C.U.), the Institute of Biological Sciences, the Health Sciences Campus, and the University in the Community (UNICO). The UAG also owns other campuses in the states of Colima, Nayarit and Tabasco. In addition, the UAG has two hospitals, one Experimental Agricultural Center and three university hotels and convention centers. Read less