Find resources to help you understand the application process, how to choose medical programs, and more.
You may be unaware, but there are a set of principles in place to help students, advisors, and medical school admissions staff ensure fairness and professionalism throughout the medical school process. Understanding the Application and Acceptance Protocols are important as you apply to medical school.
What exactly do medical schools look for in applications? We asked three admission officers what they want applicants to know before applying to medical school.
Holistic review is an admissions process that considers each applicant individually by balancing their academic metrics with experiences and attributes.
"If you want to stand out, think about what is in your application that isn't likely to be in anyone else's application," says one expert.
The PREview® professional readiness exam was developed and is administered by the AAMC. It is a standardized exam designed to assess examinees’ understanding of effective professional behavior across nine premed competencies for entering medical school.
The Early Decision Program gives medical school applicants the opportunity to secure an acceptance from one Early Decision Program-participating medical school by October 1, while still allowing sufficient time to apply to other schools if you are not accepted.
The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.
Dual degree programs enable students to pursue studies in two fields and fulfill the requirements of two degrees. For those interested in a medical career, the best-known dual degree programs are the MD/PhD program and the MD/MPH.
Information for international applicants who want to apply to U.S. medical schools.
Applying to medical school can feel overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t always have to feel that way. It’s normal to feel anxious about the process, but there are resources to help you manage stress and keep yourself on track.
If you are an active duty member of the military, a reservist, or a veteran who is thinking of applying to medical school, there are resources and financial benefits to help you get a medical education.