Category Archives: Secondary Applications

July is an incredibly busy month in the medical school application process. This is the time when secondary applications are in full swing. Having read thousands of secondary application essays over my career, which has spanned almost 25 years, I have … Continue reading

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Secondary applications arrive fast and furious soon after the primary AMCAS application is transmitted to the medical schools. It’s important to return secondary applications quickly since an application is not considered complete until the secondary has been received. The suggested time … Continue reading

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In secondary (or “supplemental”) applications, each medical school poses several prompts, tailored to provide specific information for that school. These prompts will be different for each medical school, although similarities do exist from one school to another; certain themes are … Continue reading

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As most medical school applicants know, the “primary” application, processed by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), is the uniform application that allopathic medical schools receive. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) processes applications … Continue reading

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As described in another blog post, secondary applications are an enormously important component of the medical school application process. Secondaries are designed to suit the needs of individual medical schools. As such, medical schools pay as much attention to the secondary applications … Continue reading

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The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application System (TMDSAS) has a different secondary application process than AMCAS. In the American Medical College Application Service all the participating medical schools require a secondary application. In Texas, however, it’s different. Seven of the participating … Continue reading

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The AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS are considered the “primary” applications in the medical school application process. Each of these is a centralized processing service for allopathic, osteopathic, and the Texas public medical schools, respectively. Applicants submit their information to these … Continue reading

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