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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®) and the AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA™).

Applying to Medical School with AMCAS®

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

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What Other Resources Can I Find From AMCAS?

2022 AMCAS® Applicant Guide

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and AMCAS

The AAMC continues to monitor guidance about the coronavirus from the CDC and WHO and we are modifying our operations as needed to best support the medical school community during this rapidly changing situation. Below please find answers to some of our most common questions. Please contact medical schools directly about changes to their specific dates, policies, and requirements.

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 2020 Matriculated Applicants

This publication depicts some aggregate information about those who matriculated to medical school in 2020.

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

Conducting Interviews During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Access additional resources and webinars to prepare for your medical school virtual interview.

Medical School In-person Interviews

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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Contact the AAMC Premed Team
Addressing Questions From MCAT® Examinees
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Premed Calendar

See upcoming events, webinars, and important deadlines.

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