By: Alessandra Santiago
Welcome to the inaugural article for our 2021 Med School Application Guide! Over the next ten months, we will walk you through the timelines, deadlines, and requirements on the American Medical College Application System (AMCAS). We will offer insight into each component of the AMCAS application, from when to sign up for the MCAT to when (and from whom) to request letters of recommendation to strategizing your secondary applications.
Over the course of this next academic year, it is critical for pre-med students to break their application timeframe down month-by-month. Enumerating what is due, when to submit, and how to access the information you need is critical to the success of your med school application, and we hope that this free guide will offer guide posts along the path to receiving acceptance offers to med school.
To start, let us first take a bird’s eye view of the overall timeline for applying MD/DO.
While it is still early in the academic year, there are timelines coming up that require some pre-planning on your part. Here is how the next few months typically unfold from an admissions perspective: