Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines

Use the AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) Medical Schools and Deadlines search tool to find application deadlines at participating regular MD programs.
You can find MD programs at AMCAS® participating schools using our search tool below by entering the school name, state, or application deadline date. The deadlines below are for regular MD programs at AMCAS participating medical schools.


The following 2018 AMCAS application deadline dates were provided to AAMC as of April 2017. Applicants should check directly with medical schools or within the AMCAS application to verify, as these deadlines are subject to change.

For combined degree programs (eg., MD/PhD, MD/MBA) deadline information, please refer to the Medical School Admissions Requirements website or the Medical Schools section inside the AMCAS application. For additional information about U.S. and Canadian medical schools and programs, visit the Medical School Admissions Requirements website.


About Application Deadlines

All application deadlines are set by individual medical schools. Your application must be submitted to AMCAS (not processed) by 11:59 p.m. ET to meet the deadline. AMCAS does not grant deadline extensions for any reason.

The deadlines posted here and on the Medical School Admissions Requirements website are subject to change during the application cycle. The most up-to-date information is available in the Medical Schools section in the AMCAS application.

For those applicants interested in the Early Decision Program for the 2018 cycle, the deadline is August 1, 2017. Learn More about the Early Decision Program requirements.

Read more about Medical School deadlines

AAMC-Facilitated Criminal Background Check Service

Most AMCAS-participating medical schools participate in the AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service, conducted to help medical schools assess your ability to become a licensed physician in the future. Medical schools not participating may require applicants to undergo a separate background check process.

Read more about the AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service


Schools Not Participating in AMCAS for Application to their MD Program:

  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
  • University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
  • CUNY School of Medicine – The Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program

Go to the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service

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