Dr. Suzanne M. Miller, a Harvard/Stanford MD, admissions expert, and best-selling author, has dedicated herself to helping pre-meds and medical students succeed in their journey to doctorhood. Here, Dr. Miller provides weekly tips, updates, and great insight on how to get into medical school and residency.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Medical School Admissions (2013-2014 Cycle): Transcripts
The primary application to medical school, known as the
AMCAS, will open in a week (May 1). Are you ready?
Get started with transcripts. Did you know that you can
request transcripts to be sent to AMCAS even before your application is
Medical schools require transcripts from every
post-secondary school you have attended.This includes all junior college, community college, trade school, or
graduate school. You have to submit a transcript even if no credit was earned
from a course.
AMCAS provides a transcript request form that you can
complete online, print, and turn into each school’s registrar’s office. You can
fill this form out and submit it even if the rest of the AMCAS application is
incomplete. Go to www.aamc.org/amcas
and get this done now as the process can often take weeks. Transcripts are
notorious for holding up applications. It is also a good idea to obtain a
transcript from each school for yourself and put it on file. You may need it
Good luck and get going!
Suzanne M. Miller, MD, FACEP
CEO of MDadmit Medical Admissions www.MDadmit.com