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Get into Med School

Get into Med School

In order to qualify for admission to medical school, the pre-medical student must do the following:

  1. Complete a 4-year degree in a major of the student's choice.
  2. Complete the pre-med requirements.
  3. Take the MCAT in April or August of the junior year.
  4. Apply to medical school with an AMCAS application at www.aamc.org/students/amcas/. In the application process you will be required to write out a personal statement.
  5. Obtain letters of recommendation and have them sent to the medical school(s) of your choice.
  6. Interview with the medical school representative.

The medical school application process is highly competitive. Obviously, many applicants are not accepted and must seek other options. You must learn what makes an applicant competitive so you can maximize your chances. Much of the information you will find in this handbook will be useful regardless of which medical schools you are applying to. Some of this, however, is specific to Loma Linda University School of Medicine. IF YOU APPLY TO OTHER MEDICAL SCHOOLS, MAKE SURE YOU ARE THOROUGHLY FAMILIAR WITH THEIR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.