The American Medical College Application Service
AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) is a centralized application service provide by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). A completed AMCAS application is required by most allopathic (M.D.-granting) schools, including the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine in Little Rock. Some medical schools do not use AMCAS. It is your responsibility to obtain separate application forms from medical schools that do not participate in AMCAS. For information about applying to Schools of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.-granting), see “AACOMAS” below.
How much does it cost to submit an AMCAS application?
You only need to complete one application; AMCAS will send it to each medical school that you have designated. The initial application fee with AMCAS for one medical school is $160. Additional applications are $38 for each additional, designated medical school. Many schools charge an additional fee at the time the supplemental or "secondary application" is submitted. For instance, UAMS requires a non-refundable fee of $100 at the time the Supplemental Application is submitted.
When do I apply?
Most students wishing to apply to medical school begin the application process a year
before matriculating. For instance, if you plan on entering medical school in the
summer/fall after you graduate, you will need to apply BEFORE you enter your senior
year. The relevant dates for the College of Medicine at UAMS are listed in the table
below. This also includes the deadline for submission of completed application materials
to the Premedical Advisory Committee at the University of Arkansas.
AMCAS applications become available in May and begin accepting web applications on June 1. AMCAS only provides an on-line application platform, available at: www.amcas.org
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (Little Rock, AR)
Filing of AMCAS web application to AAMC
Earliest date: June 1
Deadline for submission of completed AMCAS (and PMAC application; see below) to UofA Fayetteville Premedical Advisory Committee: Third week in August.
"The Premedical Advisory Committee Composite Evaluation: (Mandatory) If it has been two years or less since an applicant last attended or graduated from a college, he/she must request a letter of evaluation from the school's Premedical Advisory Committee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to investigate and determine if his/her school has Premedical Advisory Committee. The applicant must meet all established deadlines of that committee for requesting a letter be sent to the College of Medicine Office of Admissions."
www.uams.edu/com/comcat/ under "For the Medical School Applicant"
November 1: Final deadline for all applicants to submit AMCAS web application to AMCAS.
August 15: First day applicants can call UAMS to schedule an interview if their AMCAS application has been both submitted and certified by AMCAS.
November 1: Last day for Arkansas residents to call UAMS to schedule faculty interviews.
November 15: Last day for non-Arkansas residents with strong ties to Arkansas to submit letter to UAMS advocating strong ties to Arkansas.
December 18: Letters to early accepts for Arkansas residents
January 15: ALL application documentation must be received at UAMS for ALL applicants.
January 22: Letters mailed to additional early accepts.
Late February: Letters mailed to ALL applicants informing them of their admission status
(Accepted, Alternate List, or Not Accepted).
What do I do to find out specific information regarding medical school requirements for states other than Arkansas?
The premed advisors, Dr. Mack Ivey and Dr. Jackson Jennings, can provide you with information regarding all U.S. and foreign medical schools. Make an appointment to meet with them! Medical school addresses and other admissions information can also be obtained from the latest edition of the MSAR (Medical School Admission Requirements) guide, on reserve in the Mullins Library under “Premed” or available online. The MSAR lists the average GPA and MCAT score of successful applicants, the class size, and the number of out-of-state applicants for all the allopathic medical schools in the U.S. and Canada.