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Applying to Medical School

OVERVIEW: Applying to Medical School Workshop Podcast

Sarah Berger, HPP's prehealth advisor, shares important information on the multiple steps involved in the application including letters of evaluation, MCAT, AMCAS, finances, and some facts on acceptance and matriculation of Dartmouth students in 2017.

More podcasts can be found on the Application Podcasts page as they become available.

Because most Dartmouth pre-health students plan to apply to medical school, the following is detailed information about the medical school application. We are also delighted to support students wishing to apply to graduate training in another health profession. Please see the APPLICATIONS FOR OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS to the left.

Along with the information below, please work directly with Dartmouth's Health Professions Program Advisors for personalized Pre-Health Advising, available to both Dartmouth undergrads and alumni. This is a complex, compelling, reflective, engaging, rigorous—and hopefully rewarding—journey, and we are here to assist you with each facet along the way.

Definitely or most likely applying in the upcoming 2019-2020 application cycle (to matriculate Fall 2020)?


The listserv newsletter will have key information for each stage of the application cycle and what steps YOU should be taking throughout the process. HPP will be vital in the Composite Letter process, so check the newsletters to verify what forms need to be sent into our office. The newsletters and this portion of the website contains the essential information for your application cycle. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Preparing For a Career in the Health Professions

Please review Components of a Competitive Applicant for more information on the journey to becoming a competitive applicant to medical school.

The AAMC/AMCAS website has many resources for thinking about a medical career too, including the application process, financing medical school, the MCAT, and info about the AMCAS primary application.

Required Components of a Complete Application

The actual medical school application itself has many parts and steps that is essential to understand. Meet with your HPP pre-health advisors when you first decide to apply, during the process, and again before submitting your application so we can help you prepare a strong and well-timed application. In addition, please attend all application workshops provided throughout the year for you by HPP!

Link to MCAT page

Link to Primary AMCAS application page

Link to secondary applications page

Link to letters of evaluation main page


While Interviews are not required for a complete application, they are required for admittance to medical school.

Last Updated: 10/16/18