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You’re In: What’s Next?

We will keep in touch with you every step of the way … through the offer process, the acceptance process, and the onboarding process. This page, along with email communications from UT Southwestern, will be your go-to resource for information about what to expect for your transition to medical school. We will update this page with dates, links, and to-do items as you progress toward enrolling at UT Southwestern this Fall.

Mark Your Calendar

  • MSO: January 26, 2024 and January 27, 2024
  • School Starts: July 29, 2024
  • Orientation Program: July 29 - August 2, 2024
  • White Coat Celebration: TBD
Two potential students with a faculty member on MS0 Weekend
Potential students can take another look at UT Southwestern on MS0 Weekend.

Enrollment Checklist

We are thrilled you will be joining the Class of 2028! Between now and the start of school, there will be quite a few tasks and items you will need to complete as part of your preparation for enrollment into medical school. In the new year, will provide a helpful roadmap that will allow you to keep these requirements and deadlines in mind.

Don’t panic! You don’t need to complete these items all at once! More information with specific instructions for each task will be available throughout the summer, and you will receive a series of emails with further information on how to complete enrollment checklist items in a timely fashion. Starting in June you will also receive access to our online orientation course (D2L), which will provide many more details on completing the enrollment checklist!


The Enrollment Checklist will be updated throughout the season. Dates subject to change. Please check back regularly for updated dates & deadlines.

Enrollment Checklist 2024Due Date
Submit FAFSA, Complete Financial Aid Processing ASAP
Update Contact Information in Self-Service & Verify UT Southwestern Email Address ASAP; May 1, 2024
Start Apartment Hunting ASAP
Resolve Multiple Offers of Admissions April 30, 2024
Transition to Your UT Southwestern Email Account May 1, 2024
Send in Final College Transcript(s) ASAP;
July 19, 2024
Submit Immunization Documentation ASAP;
June 28, 2024
If Applicable, Submit Deferral Request June 1, 2024
Access Orientation Course/Website in D2L May 30, 2024
Complete AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) June 1, 2024
Complete Orientation and PRE+OP Retreat RSVP June 7, 2024
What is Your DISC Style? Complete Assessment June 7, 2024
Review Medical Instrument Guide July 1, 2024
Submit Laptop Verification Form and Purchase Laptop July 1, 2024
Sign Up for Direct Deposit (Highly Recommended) July 1, 2024
Submit Immunization Documentation June 28, 2024
Sign Documents Through Docusign July 12, 2024
Send in Final College Transcript(s) ASAP; July 19, 2024
Send in Say Your Name/Complete Phonetic Spelling July 19, 2024
Complete Drug Screen and Background Check July 19, 2024
Complete all Training Modules July 19, 2024
Complete HIPAA (PHI) Training July 19, 2024
Complete Children’s CART Training Module July 19, 2024
Complete Parkland’s EPIC Training July 19, 2024
Complete Veterans Affairs Training July 19, 2024
Compete Title IX/Campus SaVE Act Training July 19, 2024
View Computer, Information Security Info July 19, 2024
Complete ORCID Training July 19, 2024
Financial Aid Release July 26, 2024
Complete Careers in Medicine Assessments July 28, 2024
Pay Tuition/Fees July 29, 2024
Submit Health Insurance Waiver, Purchase Disability July 29, 2024
Create UT Southwestern Zoom Account July 28, 2024
Bring Your Passport, DL, and Social Security Card to School (Visa or Green Card, if applicable) July 29, 2024
Review Orientation Handouts on D2L July 28, 2024
Bring Money on First Day to Purchase Supplies July 29, 2024

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Laptop & Medical Instrument Requirements 2023-24

It is time to start thinking about the options for obtaining the laptop and medical instruments you will be using during school. All incoming medical students are required to bring a laptop to access educational materials and examinations. Please closely review the following resources.

Laptop Requirements 2023-24

Please review the laptop requirements and FAQ documents and use the verification form to confirm your laptop meets the requirements.

Medical Instrument Requirements 2023-24

Clinical Rotations and Transportation

Medical Students are assigned to clerkships and clinical rotations in our various clinical partners around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  On the Family Medicine rotation, some students are assigned to more distant clinical sites in Austin, Waco, Tyler, and Jacksboro.  Please note that students are responsible for transportation to and from these varied sites.  Having a vehicle is ideal as public transportation is not always available based on the time of day various rotations begin and end.