An AMCAS application workshop is held every spring for current applicants (see schedule). The presentations for AMCAS 2020 (for fall 2020 matriculants) and FAQs are provided below.
AMCAS and other primary application & secondary applications, and CASPer
- Completing the AMCAS 2020 Application (pdf) (Note: for slides with notes, these can be found in a clickable box in top left corner of the slide)
- AAMC AMCAS Website | 2020 AMCAS Instruction Manual (pdf)
- AMCAS Course Classification Guide | AMCAS Course Classification Guide (pdf)
- AMCAS Letter Service | AMCAS Letter Writer Application | AMCAS Tutorials
Applying to State Medical and Dental Schools in Texas: Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
Applying to Osteopathic (DO) Schools
CASPer (Computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics)
At this time, over 30 U.S. medical schools require applicants to do an online situational judgment test (SJT) called CASPer as a pre-interview screen. The test presents a scenario which includes an ethical dilemma and then asks applicants to comment on how the individuals in the scenario should proceed. Proponents of the test believe it measures personal traits such as integrity and the ability to reason. If applicants are required to do this, we strongly recommend that they do free online practices (see https://takecasper.com/sample-casper-test/ and http://apetest.com/caspersim/practice-test/ for two examples). The SJT requires timed, rapid typing about specific scenarios, so applicants need to practice that skill if possible. Note: There are on average just 1-2 test dates per month, so be sure to register ahead of time. Please be sure to review the CASPer FAQs. We recommend that you aim to take CASPer by the end of July, so it does not delay any interview invitations.
FAQs for Applicants
For general information about medical school admissions policies, download the U.S. Medical School Admissions Information - Financial Aid Policies, MCAT policies, and information about in-state, out-of-state, and international applicants (xls) and U.S. Medical School Admissions Requirements.