The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) provides a wealth of resources for medical school applicants to help them understand the intricacies of the application. Information regarding the AMCAS application has been released in preparation for the upcoming cycle, which opens in early June for submissions. To be fully prepared applicants should read the AMCAS instruction manual, which contains answers to questions about the application itself. There are also other resources for applicants, such as guides on entering coursework, AP classes, current/future courses, and courses that were taken abroad. There is also information about criminal background checks.
In addition, the Medical School Admission Requirements (widely known as the “MSAR”) is the official source for information about US medical schools, which provide pertinent facts and details for inclusion. Medical school applicants should refer to this source for prerequisite course information, acceptance data, the schools’ curricula, mission, and other data.
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting