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The Parts of Your Medical School Application

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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.

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Background Information

Background information makes up the first three sections of the AMCAS application, including:

  • Identifying Information,
  • Schools Attended, and 
  • Biographic Information.

In these sections you will enter your your name, date of birth, schools attended citizenship, ethnicity and race, and more.

This gives admissions committees more context about your background, access to resources and services, and family background. For example, you may include the education level of parents, or whether you are the first in your family to attend college.

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