Allopathic Medicine (MD)

Physicians diagnose and care for people of all ages who are ill or have been injured. They are life-long learners, good listeners, and problem solvers, and are intrigued by the ways medicine can be used to improve life. Doctors are interested in science, the intricacies of human body’s systems, and care deeply about helping people to relieve pain, restore health, and promote well-being.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Diagnose and care for people of all ages who are ill or have been injured
  • Take medical histories
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Conduct diagnostic tests
  • Recommend and provide treatment
  • Advise patients on their overall health and well-being

Typical Responsibilities

  • Diagnose and care for people of all ages who are ill or have been injured
  • Take medical histories
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Conduct diagnostic tests
  • Recommend and provide treatment
  • Advise patients on their overall health and well-being

Preparing for Admission

The Admissions Cycle

  • There is a Centralized Application Process (AMCAS) that most (145) MD/PhD schools participate in.
  • The application opens in May
  • Application can be submitted in June and the earlier the application is submitted, the better
  • Application deadlines: AMCAS application deadline dates vary by school and are listed on the AMCAS Schools and Deadlines page. Early decision deadline is August 1, regular deadlines range from August through December.
  • Application closes: Varies by school (Information can be found in the MSAR)
  • Fees: $160 for first school, $38 for each additional
  • Fee waivers: There is a Fee Assistance Program to help cover the cost for those eligible students.
  • AAMC has created a thorough instruction manual and FAQ which is helpful for students in the application process.