Holistic Review in Medical School Admissions

Holistic review is a flexible, individualized way for schools to consider an applicant’s capabilities, providing balanced consideration to experiences, attributes, and academic metrics.

Applying to Medical School

An overview of the medical school application process.

Ask the Experts: Create a Winning Application

"If you want to stand out, think about what is in your application that isn't likely to be in anyone else's application," says one expert.

Holistic Review: You're More than a Number

This session includes information about how medical school admissions staff use the holistic review approach to assess applicants, guidance on how to overcome common imperfections on the AMCAS application, and details about the holistic review approach.

Early Decision Program

The Early Decision Program (EDP) gives medical school applicants the opportunity to secure an acceptance from one EDP-participating medical school by October 1, while still allowing sufficient time to apply to other schools if you are not accepted.

Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.
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Applying to Medical School as an International Applicant

Instructions for international applicants who want to apply to U.S. medical schools using the AMCAS® application.
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Dealing with Application Anxiety

Applying to medical school can feel overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t always have to feel that way. It’s normal to feel anxious about the process, but there are resources to help you manage stress and keep yourself on track.
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How Social Media Can Affect Your Application

We answer your questions about how your social media presence can impact your medical school applications.
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Six Ways for Applicants to Find a Happy Medium with Social Media

You know that people judge your character based on your behavior or appearance in an in-person interview. But what does the online you tell them? Hint: it’s more than you might think.

Applying to Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs enable students to pursue studies in two fields and fulfill the requirements of two degrees. For those interested in a medical career, the best-known dual degree programs are the MD/PhD program and the MD/MPH.

Tools for Medical School Applicants

Use these resources to guide yourself through the medical school application process.
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Applying as a Veteran or Current Military Member

If you are an active duty member of the military, a reservist, or a veteran who is thinking of applying to medical school, there are resources and financial benefits to help you get a medical education.