Whether you apply to allopathic medical schools, osteopathic medical schools, or both, you will need to fill out a primary application for each centralized application service.
- For M.D. schools: AMCAS: American Medical College Application Service. The AMCAS application typically opens during the first week of May each year for the following year’s medical school class.
- For D.O. schools: AACOMAS: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service. The AACOMAS application typically opens during the first week of May each year for the following year’s medical school class.
Check the AMCAS and AACOMAS systems often to review their timelines for applying.
Reference Guide for School Selection:
- For M.D. schools: Medical School Admissions Requirements Guidebook (MSAR), available for purchase online and in book format
- For D.O. Schools: Osteopathic Medical College Information Book, available as a free download or in book format