Applying to Medical School

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Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®)

Browse, search, sort, and compare information about med schools.

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Find the support you need to prepare for the MCAT® exam, decide which medical schools best fit your needs, understand the medical school application process, take the PREview® exam, use the AMCAS® application to apply, and more. 

Premed Calendar

This calendar provides dates and important deadlines for all the AAMC Premed Services. You can also subscribe to individual calendars using Google Calendar.

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The AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT exam, apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS system, and more.

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The MCAT exam helps you show medical school admissions officers how you use your knowledge of natural and social science concepts necessary for the study of medicine to think critically and solve problems.

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The AAMC PREview® professional readiness exam is a standardized exam designed to assess examinees’ understanding of effective pre-professional behavior across eight core competencies for entering medical school.

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The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS application) is the AAMC centralized medical school application processing service. Most U.S. medical schools use the AMCAS application as the primary application method for their first-year entering classes.

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There are a number of opportunities available in medical research that you can pursue. Learn more about how to apply for PhD and MD-PhD programs.

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Download the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School, the free, comprehensive AAMC guide on medical school admissions. 

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Before you are accepted to medical school, you will have some admissions-related costs to plan for, including the AMCAS® application service and the MCAT® exam.

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There's a lot to do before you apply to medical school and prepare to matriculate. Use these resources to help you get experience, get organized, and find success.

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There are a lot of steps to applying to medical school, and the AAMC has resources to guide you through the process.

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