Medical School Admissions Requirements

Medical School Interviews: AAMC PREview™

This is part 2 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. A smaller but growing number of medical schools require or recommend the AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam, formerly known as the AAMC Situational Judgment Test. Find out how to prepare for the AAMC PREview™ and learn more about the structure, timing, and scoring.

Medical School Interviews: Traditional

This is part 3 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. Learn more about the structure, content, timing, and how to prepare for traditional interviews, which can take place one-on-one or with a panel of interviewers.

Medical School Interviews: MMI

This is part 4 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. Learn more about multiple mini-interviews (MMI), which have applicants rotate through a series of six to 10 stations manned by different interviewers, each of which takes about 10 minutes to complete. These stations are intended to assess characteristics including communication, problem-solving skills, teamwork, ethical values, and judgment.

Medical School Interviews: Samples of Selected Med Schools’ Interview Requirements

This is part 5 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. Medical schools vary in terms of whether they require Altus, AAMC PREview™, a traditional interview, and/or multiple mini interviews (MMI). In this post, we detail the interview requirements of six top medical schools, to show you how varied the interview experience can be.

Medical School Application Plans

Which medical school application plan suits your needs and schedule? There are three different options, each with its own timetable: Regular Admissions, Early Decision Programs (EDP), and Early Assurance Programs (EAP). In this post, we’ll walk you through the differences between these three plans, and the requirements for each.

Medical School Application Platforms and Their Essays

The three US-based medical school application platforms are AMCAS, which is for MD (allopathic) programs; AACOMAS, which is for DO (osteopathic) programs; and TMDSAS, which is Texas’s own, special system for (mostly public) MD and DO programs. Each platform has different deadlines and essay requirements, so keeping track of which you’re applying through is key!

Could a Post-Baccalaureate Program Be Right For You?

What is a post-bac program in the medical sciences and how can it help to improve your chances as a competitive med school applicant? Whether you are a career changer or need to improve your undergrad science GPA—find out if this path could be for you!

Applying to Med School: The Importance of Secondary Applications

The purpose of secondary med school (or supplemental) applications is to further differentiate between candidates, and to determine whether you’d be a good fit for that particular program. Read our tips for preparing and crafting high-quality secondary essays for successful medical school admissions!

Applying to Med School: Make Your Personal Statement Count

Medical school admissions committees are sifting through record-high numbers of applications each cycle. Set yourself apart by reading our tips for crafting a compelling and well-written Personal Statement.

Start Early to Be Successful in Med School Admissions

Preparing for and applying to med school is complicated and can be overwhelming, so beyond starting early, we recommend working with an experienced and knowledgeable advisor to set yourself up for success. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the ways that a long lead time—and expert guidance—can boost your medical school application outcomes.

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