Medical School Application

Medical School Application

How to apply to Medical School

First, you should complete all the required pre-med courses. If you want to apply to a U.S. Medical School you can use application processing service offered for the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

After submitting your application, some medical schools require things such as a secondary application, letters of recommendation (at least three in most cases), anyway requirements vary by school.

Most schools will require:
  • AMCAS.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • A research project written by you.
  • A list of your extracurricular activities.
  • MCAT and GPA.
  • An admission essay or in some cases a personal statement.
If you get past the application phase, you'll be invited for an interview.

Applying to medical school can give the impression that it is a complicated thing but not, it's not as hard as it seems.

Additionally, you can write to medical schools offices to request application forms, catalogues, and financial aid information.

Letters of Recommendation

Request a letter of recommendation from physicians, faculty and researchers, when you're applying to medical school, you're required to give letters of recommendation. In general medical schools prefer that your letter of recommendation comes from the Premedical committee at your student school. If your school does not contain such committee, you will have to explicate it to them.

Regularly they will solicit you to give about three to five individual recommendations. You should try to obtain recommendation letters from faculty members, humanities area members, community leaders, and other individuals who have supervised your researches or volunteer works. Your goal is obtain great letters of recommendation.

Premedical Committee Recommendations

A Pre-Medical Committee Recommendation is provided by a Premedical Committee made up by faculty members that review your academic records at the school, their previous experiences with you. In order to obtain a Pre-Medical Committee Recommendation all students must have completed all the pre-med courses required to apply to a medical school, the completion of certain number of hours of clinical healthcare work, and pass an interview with the committee.

Personal Statement

A personal statement give you the chance to introduce yourself to the admission staff, use the personal statement to let them know who you are, the reasons and motivations why you want to study at their medical school, and why they should accept you in their family. Your personal statement must be concise, well-written and interesting, remember that admissions officers receive hundreds of essays so you should do something that make you different from other applicants.