Applying to medical school is not done on the spur of the moment, it takes a lot of time, preparation and energy. To put the application process in perspective you can submit your AMCAS application in June; complete secondaries over the summer and fall; begin interviewing in fall and winter; and finally receive admissions decisions between October and March.
PreparationBe sure you have the basic requirements for medical school complete. Depending on where you apply, you should be aware there may be additional coursework required such as biochemistry, calculus or the humanities. And we know it is crucial to take the MCAT before applying. You can submit your application before taking the MCAT, but your application will not be considered complete until the score arrives.
AMCAS is very important when applying to medical school, essentially it is comparable to the common application for undergraduate institutions. AMCAS begins to officially accept applications on June 1st.
Seccondaries can range from basic biographical questions to half page essays on a number of topics. In general most secondaries fall between these two extremes and are limited to one or two paragraph responses for each question.
As you can see applying to medical school is a very long process and it can easily last eleven months from the time of the MCAT (April) to an admission decision (March).
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