AMCAS 2010 Presented by: Mr. Mike Istwan, Admissions Director, Medical College of Wisconsin and Mrs. Laurie Goll Pre-Health Professions Advisor, Marquette University. AGENDA. About AMCAS Understanding the Medical School Admissions Process The 2010 AMCAS Application
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Applying is a two-step process
1.Primary Application: AMCAS
2. Secondary Applications: Medical Schools
AMCAS does not screen applications or make admissions decisions
Admissions and application requirements and decision processes vary from school to school
AMCAS processes the primary application.
Once this processing is complete, AMCAS sends the primary application to the medical schools selected by the applicant.
At this point, the medical school takes over the application.
Upon invitation from the medical school:
Submit letters of recommendation – for non participating schools
Submit additional writing samples
Send updated transcripts if necessary
Pay additional application fee if required
Schedule interview date upon invitation from the medical school
Complete online application
Send college transcripts – these stay at AMCAS
Send Letters of Recommendation for Participating Schools
Pay application fee
(must do this in person at the Office of the Registrar, Marquette
Hall 208 because you need to bring a transcript matching form)
(Visit the Writing Center, Raynor Library 207)
June 2 – apply early!
Become familiar with the navigation sections of the application:
Check your AMCAS status – process may take 6 weeks
Monitor progress by frequently checking e-mail and Main Menu:
In addition to meeting deadlines and accurately completing the AMCAS application, you must:
DISCLOSURE/CONSENT TO BE CERTIFIED BY ALL APPLICANTS
AAMC Facilitated Criminal Background Checks are currently run for 41 participating medical schools for 2010:
(you will be notified via email if applying to a CBC school. A list of schools can be found at www.aamc.org)
In AMCAS, the student will:
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