medical school application process can be confusing. One of the most
frustrating aspects of it is that there are so many dates and
deadlines to remember. Therefore, with the admissions season set for
a quick take-off, make sure you take note of all
the upcoming deadlines that might affect you.
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) allows applicants to
begin work primary applications several weeks prior to June 1, when AMCAS actually allows applicants
to actually submit their applications.
Applicants should also keep track of the final submission deadlines that lie ahead
this fall. M.D. programs have varying deadlines, ranging from mid-October to mid-December.
Applicants interested in Early Decision options should note that the ED deadline
for all schools participating in the AMCAS system is August 1.
Applications for U.S. osteopathic medical schools will also be available this month, via the American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS). AACOMAS advises applicants to
submit their applications as early as possible in order to avoid processing delays and missed deadlines.
The deadlines for the osteopathic schools are set by each respective school and vary in dates.
The deadline range is between October and April.
All applicants should keep in mind that it is to their advantage to submit
their applications as early in the cycle as possible. Most medical schools
review applications on a rolling basis and issue interview invitations to
qualified applicants as they are identified. Late applicants may not get an
interview, regardless of their qualifications, simply because there are no
interview slots left.
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