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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.
AMCAS Letters of Evaluation
AMCAS accepts applicants' letters of evaluation via the AMCAS Letter Service and distributes them to participating medical schools electronically. This service enables letter authors to send their letters to AMCAS rather than to each individual school. Letter writers may submit letters through the AMCAS Letter Writer Application, Interfolio , VirtualEvals , or by mail.
If a medical school participates in the AMCAS Letter Service, all letters must be sent through AMCAS. Medical schools that participate in AMCAS for admission to their M.D. program also participate in the AMCAS Letter Service unless noted on this page. Please note, participation is subject to change. Schools that do not participate in the AMCAS Letter Service may still require letters of evaluation from you. To review a medical school's requirements for letters of evaluation, visit their admissions website.
Non-Participating Medical Schools
- Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport
- University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Letter Resources for Applicants
- How to Apply - Section 6: Letters of Evaluation
- Letters of Evaluation FAQ
- How to Add Letter Entries and Assign Them to Medical Schools (video tutorial)
- How to Match a Letter to your Application (video tutorial)
Letter Resources for Advisors and Other Letter Authors
Direct your letter authors to visit the AMCAS Letter Service page specifically for them, where they'll find instructions on how to write letters of evaluation and submit them to AMCAS.
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