How Does AMCAS® Work?

Take a look behind the scenes at AMCAS to learn more about how applications are processed and delivered to medical schools.

Medical Schools by School Code

The regular M.D. programs at AMCAS participating medical schools listed by code.

2018 AMCAS Application Tutorial - How to Add Letter of Evaluation Entries & Assign them to Medical Schools

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) How to Add Letter of Evaluation Entries & Assign them to Medical Schools tutorial guides you through the process of managing your letter of evaluation entries in the redesigned application.

2018 AMCAS Application Tutorial - How to Enter Study Abroad Course Work

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) How to Enter Study Abroad Course work tutorial shows applicants how to enter courses that you took while studying abroad in the redesigned application.

2018 AMCAS Application Tutorial - How to Enter Current/Future Course Work

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) How to Enter Current/Future Course work tutorial shows you how to enter courses in the redesigned application that you are currently taking or planning to take before medical school matriculation.

2018 AMCAS Application Tutorial - How to Enter AP Course Work

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) How to Enter AP Coursework tutorial shows you how to enter AP courses into the Course Work section of the redesigned application.

2018 AMCAS Application Tutorial - How to Enter Basic Course Work

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) How to Enter Basic Coursework tutorial shows applicants how to enter basic courses into the Course Work section of the redesigned application.

Ask Admissions Webinar: Next Steps After Submission

This AAMC Ask Admissions webinar recording is about learning next steps in the application process beyond submission. During this webinar we discussed topics to help manage expectations through the admissions process.

AMCAS Chat for Applicants & Advisors - Q&A Transcript (June 2017)

Question and Answer transcript document from the AMCAS Virtual Chat for Applicants and Pre-health Advisors held on June 29, 2017.

2018 AMCAS New Questions: Fact Sheet

Outline of the new questions and other update to the 2018 AMCAS application.

AMCAS 2018 Application Webinar For Advisors

This webinar for prehealth advisors gives an in-depth look into the overall AMCAS application process, updates for the 2018 cycle, and other helpful AAMC resources.

AMCAS 2018 Application Webinar PDF- For Advisors

The PDF of the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) webinar for new and experienced pre-health advisors, covering the 2018 AMCAS application and updates.

2018 AMCAS® Student Presentation- PowerPoint

The PowerPoint slides of the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) webinar for pre-health advisors to present to students, covering the 2018 AMCAS application and its updates.

AMCAS Tutorial: Using the Letter Writer Application

This tutorial guides advisors and letter authors through submitting a letter of evaluation using the AMCAS Letter Writer Application.

AMCAS Quick Tips Flyer

Outline of some quick tips for completing the AMCAS application. Includes what to do before starting the application, a walk through of the sections of the application, and what occurs after submission.

Guidelines For Writing a Letter of Evaluation for a Medical School Applicant

The following guidelines aim to improve the letter writing process in order to benefit both letter writers and admissions committees.

Resources for Admissions Officers

The AAMC created the Admissions Hub to bring all our admission resources together to support the efforts of medical schools to identify, select, and train physicians for the health care system of the future.

AMCAS® Application Tips

List of ten helpful tips on the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application process.

The Fee Assistance Program Application Tutorial

This tutorial provides important information about the Fee Assistance Program and key steps to complete the application, including necessary financial documents you will need to apply.

Ask Admissions - Inspiring Stories: How Non-traditional Students Navigated the Path to Medical School

This is the PowerPoint PDF of the AAMC Ask Admissions webinar series continuation with a new panel of non-traditional medical students and admission officers. The medical students of this panel highlighted their unique challenges and shared tips they learned throughout their journey to medical...

2015 AMCAS® Medical School Applications by the Numbers

Applicants to the 144 medical schools that participate in the AMCAS application display a variety of qualifications and motivations that make them suited for a career in medicine. This publication depicts some aggregate information about those who apply to medical school and those who ultimately...

2014 AMCAS® Medical School Applications by the Numbers

Applicants to medical school display a variety of qualifications and innovations that make them suited for a career in medicine. This publication depicts some aggregate information about those who apply to medical school and those that ultimately enroll in medical school.

Ask Admissions Webinar: How to Present Yourself as a Strong Applicant

Watch this webinar recording of the AAMC and a panelist of Admissions Officers and an advisor covering how to present yourself as a strong applicant to medical schools.

Ask Admissions Webinar: How to Select Letter Writers and What Admissions Committees Learn About You

Webinar recording of the AAMC and a panelist of Admissions Officers discussing how you can go about choosing your letter of evaluation writers for the AMCAS application.

AMCAS Tutorial: Using the Letter Writer Application

This tutorial guides advisors and letter authors through submitting a letter of evaluation using the AMCAS Letter Writer Application.

Mission Fit: Applying to the Right Medical Schools for You

This recorded webinar offers insight from medical school admission directors on the importance of applying to schools with missions that fit your goals and interests.

AMCAS® Course Classification Guide

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) Course Classification Guide provides examples of how courses are often categorized.

Acing Your Medical School Interview

Watch this webinar recording that offers tips from admissions officers about preparing for and actually interviewing for medical school, including insights about the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI).

AMCAS® Grade Conversion Guide for Students

The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) Grade Conversion Guide tool helps guide applicants to estimate their AMCAS grade point average.

AMCAS® Letter Service

AMCAS® accepts applicants' letters of evaluation via the AMCAS® Letter Service and distributes them to participating medical schools electronically.

Criminal Background Check Service

The AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service is conducted to help medical schools procure appropriate national criminal history reports.

AMCAS® Overview - Part I

Watch this short video about the AMCAS application process and important dates for the cycle.

AMCAS® Overview - Part II

This is Part II of the AMCAS application overview video series where we will talk in depth about each section of the AMCAS application.

AMCAS® Overview - Part III

In this Part III of the AMCAS application overview video series we will discuss what happens after you submit your application including the verification process, letters of evaluation, and we will review which changes are allowed post-submission.