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Tufts University School of Medicine

Incoming Students

Congratulations and welcome to Tufts!

Tufts University School of Medicine is a prestigious, highly selective medical school. The students we admit demonstrate high academic achievement, curiosity, drive, and a commitment to becoming skilled, compassionate clinicians.

Registration and Orientation

Every incoming student will have an Orientation designed specifically to help them become familiar with their new program, the Boston Health Sciences Campus, and our facilities. Orientation is also the first opportunity you will have to meet your new classmates and the rest of the Tufts School of Medicine community.

MD Students

The Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2023 will matriculate on the following dates:

  • Student enrolled in the MD/PhD Program: June 16, 2019
  • Student enrolled in the MD/MBA Program: June 10, 2019
  • Student enrolled in the Maine Track Program: July 25, 2019
  • Student enrolled in the MD/MPH Program: July 30, 2019
  • Student enrolled in the MD Program: July 30, 2019*

* ALL INCOMING MEDICAL  STUDENTS (including all combined degree and Maine Track students) are required to attend the scheduled Orientation Week activities beginning on July 30th.

Attendance at registration on these matriculation dates is mandatory. Any applicant on the roster of incoming students who fails to appear at registration (without prior approval for extraordinary circumstances) will be withdrawn from the entering class. Both orientation and curricular activities have been scheduled beginning on these dates. For this reason, matriculation day is considered both our first day of orientation and our first day of classes.

Physician Assistant Students

Physician Assistant Orientation
January 8-10, 2019

For students enrolling in the Physician Assistant program in spring 2019. Registration will be posted in mid-October.

Student ID Number

MD Students

In the spring prior to matriculation, admitted students will be assigned a Tufts Student ID number and will register for a Tufts username, email account, etc. You will receive emails from the Admissions Office by May 15th giving instructions for creating Tufts credentials and viewing your Student ID number. Once you have have created your Tufts accounts, you will be able to access TUSK and other Tufts School of Medicine resources.

PA and MBS Students

After you have replied to our offer of admission and your record is updated, we will email you with instructions for activating your Tufts credentials, including your new email address and your Universal Tufts Login Name (UTLN): Log-in to your online application portal and follow the instructions to “Get Your Tufts Email Address,” once your information has been processed and posted to your account.

Academic Calendars

Students will find important dates and information on their program's academic calendar.

2018-2019 MD Academic Calendars

2018-2019 PA Academic Calendar

2018-2019 MS-Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Academic Calendar

Finding Housing in Boston

Although Tufts has some dormitory housing available to graduate students, most students prefer to live off campus. Incoming students will typically contact local realtors or search apartment databases to identify potential housing opportunities. We have compiled a list of websites that you may find helpful.

A limited amount of on-campus housing is available in Posner Hall, the Health Sciences Campus dormitory.

The Office of Admissions and Office of Student Affairs for the MD program can assist MD students with general information about where students typically live and help new students  get in touch with a current student to ask housing questions. General housing questions for the MD program can be directed to med-housing@tufts.edu or 617-636-0893.

Tufts Public Health Office of Student Services can assist students in the PA and MBS programs with housing questions. Visit the Tufts Public Health Housing Resources page or email phpdhousing@tufts.edu for more information.