SIU School of Medicine and most U.S. and
Canadian allopathic medical schools utilize a common on-line application system
called The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). You can find out more about AMCAS by visiting their web site.
Applicants submit all biographical, academic, and extracurricular information
via AMCAS. This also includes MCAT scores.
Earliest filing date: June
SIUMED AMCAS deadline: November 15
Note: Submission deadlines vary from school to school.
Individual schools will send
applicants secondary, sometimes called supplementary, applications to applicants
after the AMCAS application is received. At this point applicants are usually
asked to complete essays used to gauge how well an applicant fits with the
individual institution’s mission and goals. During this time applicants are also
asked to submit letters of recommendation in support of their application.
Many medical schools invite all applicants to complete secondary/supplementary
applications. SIU School of Medicine will only send secondary/supplementary
applications to approximately one third of applicants.
secondary/supplementary application deadline: February 1
deadlines vary from school to school.
admissions interview is the final step in the student selection process. All
medical schools conduct interviews with prospective students before offering
admission. Not every applicant, however, will be selected for an interview.
Interview formats vary from school to school, but they all serve the same
purpose. Schools use interviews to identify the applicants who best identify
with the mission and goals of that particular institution.
SIU School of
Medicine conducts interviews from Spetmber to March. To learn more
about interviews at SIU School of Medicine visit our Interview Day page.
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