The medical and dental school application processes consist of three sequential stages: primary applications, secondary applications, and admissions interviews.
Primary applications for medical and dental schools are completed and submitted to the full school list in the early part of the summer.
Secondary applications are school-specific and are sent to applicants following the submission and verification of primary applications.
Medical and dental schools conduct admissions interviews as a mandatory part of the evaluation process. There are different interview methods that schools may utilize in their assessments.)
Application Resources and Information
Medical School Application Portals
There are three centralized medical school application portals: AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS.
Dental School Application Portals
There are two centralized dental school application portals: AADSAS and TMDSAS.
Classifications of Coursework and Grades
Undergraduate coursework and grades will be classified and reported to medical and dental schools in primary applications.
Academic transcripts from all undergraduate (and graduate) institutions must be submitted in primary applications.
Personal statements represent a unique opportunity to show Admissions Committees who you are as a candidate, including your background, experiences, and commitment to the health professions.
There are guidelines for applicants to disclose any academic and/or disciplinary institutional actions.
It is important to be aware of the application costs for medical and dental schools prior to the start of the process.
Updates & Letters of Continued Interest
It is important to keep your file active at medical and dental schools after applications are submitted, and before decisions are released.