Helpful Links

Applying to Allopathic Medical Schools

Apply via AMCAS

The primary application for U.S. allopathic medical schools is hosted on the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) website. AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) is the application service that you will apply through.

The link below will take you to the main application homepage:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/

 

Required Pre-med Coursework & Competencies:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/required-premedical-coursework-and-competencies/

MD Schools Not Participating in AMCAS

There are a handful of US medical schools that do not participate in the AMCAS application process and in order to apply to them you have to apply via a different application (TMDSAS, see below).

Schools NOT participating in AMCAS:

  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine

  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School

  • University of Texas Medical School at Galveston

  • University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston

  • University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

 

TMDSAS: Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service

http://www.tmdsas.com/medical/homepage.html

Applying to Osteopathic Medical Schools

Apply via AACOM

The primary application for U.S. osteopathic medical schools is hosted on the AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) website. The link below will take you to the main application homepage:

http://www.aacom.org/

 

The link below has statistics from the past two application cycles (2015 – 2016 & 2016 – 2017) showing:

  • Number of applications received

  • First year enrollment

http://www.aacom.org/news-and-events/publications/2018-cib/apps-first-yr-n-total-enroll-grads

 

AACOM Login:

https://aacomas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Other General Information

List of U.S. Medical Schools

When deciding which schools to apply to, it’s a good idea to compare yourself to recent applicants to get a sense of how competitive you are. A great website its StartClass.com. They list all of the allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) medical schools in the U.S. and include the following criteria:

  • Name of medical school

  • In-state tuition (good to know!)

  • Median MCAT score of incoming first-year students

  • Median GPA of incoming first-year students

  • Acceptance rate (percent of students who actually get in versus those who applied)

    • Example acceptance rates in no particular order (as of March 2016)

      • Stanford 1.4%

      • University of Nebraska 7.9%

      • USF 4.7%

http://medical-schools.startclass.com/

Medical School Admission Requirements® (MSAR®)

The MSAR® is an online database on the AAMC website that provides a lot of information about U.S. and Canadian medical schools, BS/MD programs, and more. It is a great tool to use when deciding which schools to apply to as it provides specific information about each school including:

  • Required pre-medicine courses

  • Application information specific to the school

  • MCAT & GPA statistics

  • Contact information

  • Extracurriculars of accepted applicants

  • Tuition

  • Much more!

FEE: $28 for one year of unlimited access

For more information about MSAR®, CLICK HERE

To purchase a membership and gain access, CLICK HERE

List of Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs in the U.S.

https://apps.aamc.org/postbac/#/index

Required Math Courses

Medical schools vary on which (and how many) math courses you need to take in order to apply to their medical school. Make sure to look at each school’s website that you’re interested in applying to and do this earlier rather than later as that will help you set up your schedule and become informed of what’s required as there are some variances among schools.

Here’s a PDF I came across that shows what the allopathic (MD) medical schools required as of 2015:

http://www.brynmawr.edu/healthpro/documents/MedSchoolMathReq2015.pdf

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