Completing Your Journey to Medical School

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Each section of the AMCAS® application provides opportunities for applicants to explain their "why." Think to yourself, why do you deserve to be in medical school? Tell your story and include any challenges, obstacles, accomplishments and more that occurred throughout your journey.

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Premed Journey: Demonstrating your "Why"

Check out the resources below to learn how you can successfully complete the applying to medical school application process through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

Applying to Medical School with the AMCAS® Program

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

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What Other Resources Can I Find From the AMCAS Program?

AMCAS Applicant Guide

Outline of the current AMCAS application process, policies, and procedures.

Parts of Your Medical School Application

There are many different components that go into a complete medical school application. Learn what these pieces are, why medical schools ask for them, and what each part says about your qualifications as an applicant.

AMCAS Application: Quick Tips

Successfully complete your AMCAS application by reading these quick tips.

AMCAS Tools and Tutorials

The AAMC American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) resources, tools and tutorials for premed students preparing to apply to medical schools.

AMCAS Resources for Prehealth Advisors and Letter Writers

As a prehealth advisor, you have a critical role in guiding your students on their individual paths to medical school. The AAMC provides accurate, reliable resources and tools on medical school admission requirements, financial aid, the application process, and more to support you in providing the best guidance to your students.

AMCAS Application Cycle Numbers for 2023 Matriculated Applicants

This publication depicts some aggregate information about those who matriculated to medical school in 2023.

What Other Resources Can I Find About Interviewing for Medical School?

Interview Resources for Medical School Applicants

Interviews are an important part of the medical school application process. Find out what to expect so you can plan ahead.

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Popular Premed Resources

Consider this page your primary destination for comprehensive, on-the-go resources that you can download and share with others, to support successful pathways to medical school.

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Premed Resources "Cheat Sheet"

This "cheat sheet" is a one-stop-shop of links to resources, guidance, tips, and more about AAMC services and programs (SHPEP, FAP, FIRST, MSAR guide, MCAT exam, PREview exam, AMCAS system) to help you conquer the medical school application process.

Premed Calendar

See upcoming events, webinars, and important deadlines.

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