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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.
Pre-Med Event Request
Request a speaker or materials from AAMC Pre-Med.
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.
If you have an AAMC account and are unable to sign in to the AMCAS application, make sure your password contains only letters and numbers. To change your password to only include letters and numbers, sign in to your AAMC account, and click on Change Password.
AMCAS Overview Videos
Watch the AMCAS video series for an overview of the application process, the sections of the AMCAS application, and important dates and information for the 2016 application cycle.
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 2016 entering class.
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New AAMC Resource
Check out a preview of the AAMC's all-new website for pre-meds, students, and residents navigating their medical careers.
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.
2016 Application Fees
AMCAS Processing Fee: $160 (includes one medical school designation)
Additional medical school designations: $37 each
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (ET)
Closed: Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Closed Wednesday, July 8,
2 p.m.-5 p.m. (ET)