How to Apply to Medical School with AMCAS®

These pages outline the sections of the AMCAS® application. Full details can be found in the 2021 AMCAS® Applicant Guide. Visit the FAQ page for answers to your questions.

Before You Apply

All of the background information you need prior to filling out an AMCAS application.

Sections 1-3 of the AMCAS® Application: Your Background Information

Here you will enter your basic background information including name, birthday, schools attended, citizenship, ethnicity and race, and more.

Section 4 of the AMCAS® Application: Course Work

Here you will enter your transcripts and information about your coursework.

Section 5 of the AMCAS® Application: Work and Activities

Here you will enter any work experience, extracurricular activities, awards, etc.

Section 6 of the AMCAS® Application: Letters of Evaluation

Here you will enter information about your letter writers as well as indicating which schools should receive your letters.

Section 7 of the AMCAS® Application: Medical Schools

Here you will enter all of the medical schools to which you wish to apply. Review the most recent edition of the Medical School Admissions Requirements and consult with a prehealth...

Section 8 of the AMCAS® Application: Essays

Here you will upload your Personal Comments essay.

Section 9 of the AMCAS® Application: Standardized Tests

Here you will list your MCAT® exam scores and other standardized test information.

Certifying and Submitting Your Application

Guide for applicants completing the last step of the AAMC's American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) to certify and submitting the application.

Monitoring Your Application

Instructions for applicants to monitor the status of their AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application.

AMCAS® Postsubmission Actions

Before submitting your AMCAS application, you should review it carefully and thoroughly. Once your application is submitted, only certain changes will be allowable.

AMCAS® Choose Your Medical School Tool

The AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) created this tool to help applicants communicate their decisions about which schools they plan to attend and to support the...

Premed Events Calendar

Premed Event Request Form

Request a speaker or materials from the AAMC Premed team.