American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
International students who wish to earn an M.D degree in the United States of America will only need to fill out 1 application form for a school. You can fill this application for any school of your choice.
Students seeking a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from a school in the United States of America will need to know about the American Medical College Application Service and help from this application to apply to the school. The purpose of AMCAS is to help students with a standard and unified application process for medical schools in the US. For the application, you have to submit your information to AMCAS once, after that you can send the information to any number of schools.
The Application Process
Before starting the application process you need to read and understand some instructions for AMCAS application process. By reading about these instructions, you will be able to understand the application process better.
On the AMCAS website you will need to create an account with a username and password mentioned, through this account you can check the status of the application process and the password is necessary so that all your information remains private. The AMCAS application is divided into several different parts.
Within the first part of the application, you will have to provide information about name, age, alternate ID number and gender. These numbers help AMCAS to match the transcripts and information sent by you. Alternate ID numbers are in the form of alphanumeric codes that may appear on a transcript. Your official transcript will be required to reach the school of your choice before the application can be sent by AMCAS
You have to give complete details about your high school and college. If you have never completed a class or received credit at school, you will still need to provide school information
In the third part of the application, you will need to provide biographical information such as your citizenship, contact information, language information, your address and criminal history.
When you have completed Part 3 of the application, you will need to submit your coursework. This coursework will contain information about your high school. You must enter all types of information accurately as whatever information you enter here will be cross referenced by AMCAS with the transcript
If you have ever gained any kind of experience in medical or have participated in activities, then you must mention this experience in the fifth part of the application. If you do not have any kind of experience, then you do not need to worry, it is related to the job, not related to the application. You should focus on activities and things that are related to medical school.
You must also send a letter of recommendation with your application and you must write the information related to the letter such as by whom and by which school the letter is written and to which school this letter should be sent
After all this you are now all set to select the school and send the application. International students will need to research the school thoroughly like how many and what programs are offered by the school, what is the ranking of the schools and many more. You should apply to a college that accepts international students and offers the program of your choice.
You will need to write an essay related to the program you are trying to apply for. If you want to apply for M.D or Ph.D then you will need personal comment essay, essay related to research experience and M.D or Ph.D. You have to write an essay. If you don't want to get M.D or Ph.D degree then you have to write essay of personal comments only.
To apply, you will need to submit standardized test scores such as the MCAT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT which are essential for a school. After your application is complete you can wait for you school to contact you and check the status of the application.