Medical School Application Process & Components

Medical School Application Guidelines: Penn Letter Process

Application Components

Application Process

Application Preparation:

Before You Apply

Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Attend a mandatory Penn Medical School Applicant Orientation and upload documents to the Application Management System (AMS)

Request Letters of Recommendation

Draft and refine your Personal Statement and Essays

Seek resources for financing your medical school education

Primary Application:

Summer of the Application Cycle

Register with the appropriate application service and submit your application for medical school

Association of American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS)

Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)

Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

Secondary Applications & Interviews:

Fall of the Application Cycle

Submit Secondary Applications via the appropriate application service

Prepare for and participate in medical school interviews