Medical School Admission Requirements

Medical School Admission Requirements, published every April by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and affectionately called the "MSAR," provides comprehensive information on accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.

When it comes to medical school admissions, "doing it by the book" refers to the MSAR. The information provided in this book comes from the schools themselves. The first part of the MSAR includes over 100 pages relating to the admissions process. The second part includes profiles of all the LCME-accredited schools in the U.S. and Canada. Every school profiled in the MSAR contains the following entries:

General Information Curriculum
Requirements Selection Factors
Early Decision Program Tuition
Financial Aid Location
Campus Setting Application & Acceptance Policies
Information on Previous Year's Class

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