The Medical school application process consists of three primary stages: the Primary Application, Secondary Application, and Interviews.
The Primary Application is comprised of nine steps. Resources including an applicant guide and webinar
Secondary applications are school-specific applications, sent to an applicant after the primary application has been submitted.
There are different methods for interviewing and assessing medical school applicants, including: the traditional interview, and the MMI (multiple mini interview)
Application Resources and Information
Medical School Application Portals
There are three primary centralized medical school application portals: AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS.
Dental School Applications
Dental medical schools use their own portal, and are not affiliated with AMCAS or the medical school portals (except for Texas)
Understanding GPA & Course Classification
AAMC will classify and report your academic history in several different ways
You are required to submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions, even if those credits were transferred to Haverford College.
The essay/personal statement is your opportunity to convey a personal perspective on your experiences, motivation, achievements, and passion for medicine.
Conduct & Institutional Action
The AMCAS application includes the guidelines for disclosing Institutional Action.
Application Fees and Costs
Applying to medical school is expensive, and it is important that you are aware of the costs prior to starting the process.
Application Updates & Letters of Continued Interest
Common forms of communication with medical schools after applications are submitted