Cracking AMCAS. How to Apply to Medical Schools As presented by PHS. AKA all the grunt work. Primary Information. Identity/Official Transcripts. Identity. Official Transcripts. Request two copies of official transcripts One for you to enter in coursework One for AMCAS
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How to Apply to Medical Schools
As presented by PHS
AKA all the grunt work
Request two copies of official transcripts
One for you to enter in coursework
One for AMCAS
Make sure AMCAS Transcript Request Form is attached to each official transcript
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For the 2014 Cycle2011September- DecemberBecome familiar with the application process. Good sources of information are the application service websites above and your prehealth advisor.Find out if your school offers a committee letter for recommendations and the process for obtaining one. If you do not have a committee letter, you will need to submit individual letters from faculty and other references. Since the requirements for letters of recommendation differ by school, check with the schools you plan to apply to about their requirements.Gather information about medical schools. The Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR), available for purchase through the AAMC site is an excellent resource. The Osteopathic College Information Book can be downloaded online at the AACOM site.Continue to gain clinical, research and community service experience throughout the next year.2012January-MarchRequest letters of recommendation from faculty, physicians and other references individually or obtain a committee letter per your undergraduate institution’s protocol.Begin studying for the MCAT several months before you plan to take the test.Request copies of your transcripts to ensure that there are no errors on them.April-JuneRegister for the MCAT. Information regarding the MCAT can be found at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/46412/mcat/Prepare for and take the MCAT. Take the MCAT in the spring if possible, but no later than early summer in order to have scores submitted to the schools early in the cycle.Finalize your list of medical schools.Begin working on primary applications.AACOMAS opens in May.AMCAS applications may be submitted beginning June 5.The TMDSAS application becomes available in early May.July-SeptemberRetake the MCAT if needed.Complete supplemental (secondary) applications. Some will arrive within days of your submission of the primary application, while others may take months. Return these to the schools as soon as possible.Interviews begin in late August at some medical schools.September 2012 – spring 2013Continue submitting secondaries.Interview at medical schools. Interview season continues through late winter or early spring.Some schools notify applicants of acceptances beginning October 15. Notifications continue until the class is full. By May 15, applicants to AMCAS schools should only be holding a spot at one school. They may remain on waitlists for other schools.Update schools you are waitlisted at about new activities and accomplishments.Fall 2013Begin medical school!