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Getting Into Medical School
The AAMC is here to help you navigate the journey from pre-med through residency and beyond—with reliable, trusted resources and services.
MCAT Exam Policies for U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
View MCAT® Exam policies to see which exam(s) medical schools will accept for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 application cycles.
American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)
The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service. Regardless of the number of medical schools to which you apply, you submit just one online application to AMCAS. Most U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their entering classes.
AMCAS is only available to applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools. Advanced standing and transfer applicants should contact the medical schools directly for assistance. AMCAS does not render any admission decisions and does not advise applicants where to apply.
2015 AMCAS Application
An overview of the application including important dates and information on coursework and transcripts, letters of evaluation, and criminal background checks.
AMCAS Letter Service
Most medical schools participate in AMCAS Letters. You can have just one set of letters of evaluation sent to AMCAS, which will then be distributed to the schools you selected in your application.
AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service
Most medical schools also participate in the Criminal Background Check Service. The Background Check Report is available to the conditionally accepted applicant for ten calendar days before it is released to the medical school.
This application is for those applying to the 2015 entering class.
Fee Assistance Program application opens
2016 AMCAS Resources released
2016 AMCAS application opens
Sign in to the AMCAS Letter Writer Application to submit a letter on behalf of an applicant.
Resources for Admissions Staff
Admissions officers are at the forefront of changing the way medical schools select and train students, cultivating physicians of the future. The AAMC offers a variety of tools and resources to help you along the way.
2015 Application Fees
AMCAS Processing Fee: $160 (includes one medical school designation)
Additional medical school designations: $36 each
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (EST)
Closed: Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)