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: