Preparing for the Medical School Application Process

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Knowing where to start with the applying to medical school process can be challenging. Use these resources to stay ahead and ready for when it is time to begin completing your application.

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Premed Journey: Getting Started

Check out the AAMC's Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) online-database, Anatomy of an Applicant profiles, and more to ensure you are ready for the applying to medical school application process.


Medical School Admission Requirements

The Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR®) is an online-database that enables you to browse, search, sort, and compare information from medial school profiles.

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Anatomy of an Applicant

Medical schools consider more than your grades and scores. There are 15 Core Competencies that demonstrate your preparedness for medical school. 

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Additional Resources

Getting Into Medical School Brochure

We hope you find this booklet helpful in answering many of your questions about embarking on a career in medicine. We encourage you to visit our website for more information.

Timeline for Application and Admission to Medical School

Each person’s journey and experience are different. Take advantage of this guide and talk with your prehealth advisor to create a plan that works best for you. 

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) Handout

Are you challenged with deciding which medical schools to apply to? Read this handout to learn how the MSAR online-database can help you find the right schools that fit the factors most important to you. Check out the Premed Coursework Progress Tracker, Factors to Weigh Before Applying, and Medical School Interview worksheets to prepare for the applying to medical school process.

Anatomy of an Applicant Handout

What are medical schools looking for in their future students? Read the Anatomy of an Applicant Handout that provides a quick snapshot of resources you can use to demonstrate your preparedness for medical school to admissions officers.

Anatomy of an Applicant: Self Assessment Guide

Anatomy of an Applicant resources and self-assessment guide for medical school applicants.

Preparing for Medical School

Find resources and information to help you prepare for medical school.

Getting Organized

Find tools and information to help you get organized as you prepare to apply to medical school.

Getting Experience

Find ways to get experience in the medical field before you attend medical school.

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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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