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The AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service

The Association of American Medical Colleges recommends that all US medical schools procure a national background check on applicants upon their conditional acceptance to medical school. The rationale for performing criminal background checks on accepted medical school applicants is based on a number of issues, including the need to enhance the safety and well-being of patients and, in so doing, to bolster the public's continuing trust in the medical profession, and to ascertain the ability of accepted applicants to eventually become licensed physicians.

This service is conducted in recognition of the desire of medical schools to procure appropriate national criminal history reports and to prevent applicants from paying additional fees at each medical school to which they are accepted. Medical schools that participate in the AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check service may continue to require applicants to undergo a separate national background check process, if required to do so by their own institutional regulations or by applicable state law. Medical schools not participating may also require applicants to undergo a separate national background check process.

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Medical Schools Participating in the Criminal Background Check Service

At present, the following medical schools participate in the AAMC-facilitated background check service:
(this list is subject to change)


Albany Medical College 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Baylor College of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine 

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University 

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science 

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Creighton University School of Medicine 

Drexel University College of Medicine

East Tennessee State University

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine

Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Florida International University College of Medicine 

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Howard University College of Medicine 

Indiana University School of Medicine

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans 

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

LSU-New Orleans 3 Year Accelerated Program

Loyola University in Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 

Mayo Medical School 

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Medical College of Wisconsin 

Meharry Medical College 

Mercer University School of Medicine

Michigan State University 

Morehouse School of Medicine 

New York Medical College

New York University

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Oakland University School of Medicine

Oregon Health and Science University

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Ponce School of Medicine

Rush Medical College 

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Saint Louis University School of Medicine 

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

State University of New York Upstate Medical University 

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine 

The Commonwealth Medical College 

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The University of Toledo College of Medicine 

Tufts University School of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine 

University at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 

University of Alabama School of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 

University of California Berkeley School of Medicine 

University of California Davis School of Medicine 

University of California Irvine School of Medicine

University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California Riverside School of Medicine

University of California San Diego School of Medicine 

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

University of Central Florida College of Medicine 

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 

University of Colorado School of Medicine 

University of Connecticut School of Medicine 

University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine 

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 

University of Kentucky College of Medicine 

University of Louisville School of Medicine 

University of Massachusetts Medical School 

University of Miami School of Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School 

University of Mississippi School of Medicine 

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

University of Rochester School Medicine and Dentistry 

University of South Alabama College of Medicine 

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville 

University of South Florida College of Medicine

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine 

University of Utah School of Medicine 

University of Vermont College of Medicine 

University of Virginia School of Medicine 

University of Washington School of Medicine 

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Washington University School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Western Michigan University School of Medicine

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 

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