How to Apply to Medical School with AMCAS®

These pages outline the sections of the AMCAS® application. Full details can be found in the 2016 AMCAS® Instruction Manual. 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.

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.

Pre-Med Events Calendar

Pre-Med Event Request Form

Request a speaker or materials from the AAMC Pre-Med team.