American Medical College Application Service

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The American Medical College Application Service, abbreviated AMCAS, is a service run by the Association of American Medical Colleges through which prospective medical students can apply to various medical schools in the United States. It thus acts as something of a Common Application among the schools.

Most US medical schools granting Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees require that students apply through AMCAS. However, there are seven M.D. schools that do not participate in AMCAS.[1] These schools use the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). There are a total of 141 M.D. granting medical schools in the U.S. that use AMCAS, which includes 4 Puerto Rico schools.[2]

Osteopathic medical schools (granting Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or D.O., degrees) have a similar system called the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS).[3]

Participating medical schools[edit]

State School City Est Notes
Alabama University of Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham & Tuscaloosa & Huntsville & Selma 1859
Alabama University of South Alabama College of Medicine Mobile 1972
Arizona University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Phoenix 2007
Arizona University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Tucson 1967
Arkansas University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine Little Rock 1879
California Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California Los Angeles 1885
California Loma Linda University School of Medicine Loma Linda 1909
California Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto & San Francisco 1908
California UC San Diego School of Medicine San Diego 1968
California UC Davis School of Medicine Sacramento 1966
California University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Irvine 1896
California David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles 1951 offers UCLA program, UCLA PRIME program, UCLA/UCR Thomas Haider program, UCLA/DREW program
California University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine San Francisco 1873
Colorado University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora 1883
Connecticut University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington 1961
Connecticut Yale University School of Medicine New Haven 1810
District of Columbia George Washington University Medical School Washington 1824
District of Columbia Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington 1851
District of Columbia Howard University College of Medicine Washington 1867
Florida Florida International University College of Medicine Miami 2006
Florida Florida State University College of Medicine Tallahassee 2000
Florida University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami 1952
Florida Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine Boca Raton 2010
Florida University of Central Florida College of Medicine Orlando 2006
Florida University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville & Jacksonville 1956
Florida University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa 1971
Georgia Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta 1915
Georgia Georgia Regents University Medical College of Georgia Augusta & Athens 1828 Offers two tracks, one in its main campus in Augusta and another in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia
Georgia Mercer University School of Medicine Macon 1982
Georgia Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta 1975
Hawaii University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Honolulu 1973
Illinois Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School North Chicago 1912
Illinois Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago 1859
Illinois University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago 1927
Illinois Rush Medical College Chicago 1837
Illinois Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield 1970
Illinois Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood 1915
Illinois University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago 1882 Boasts a multi-campus medical school in Chicago, Urbana, Peoria, & Rockford
Indiana Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis 1903 Boasts a multi-campus medical school in 9 regional campuses (Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, South Bend, Lafayette, Gary, Evansville, and Muncie)
Iowa The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Iowa City 1869
Kansas University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City 1880
Kentucky University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington 1960
Kentucky University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville 1837
Louisiana Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans New Orleans 1931
Louisiana Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport Shreveport 1969
Louisiana Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans 1834
Maryland Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore 1887
Maryland Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Bethesda 1972
Maryland University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore 1807
Massachusetts Boston University School of Medicine Boston 1848
Massachusetts Harvard Medical School Boston 1782
Massachusetts Tufts University School of Medicine Boston 1893
Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 1962
Michigan Michigan State University College of Human Medicine East Lansing, Grand Rapids 1964
Michigan University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor 1850
Michigan Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Rochester 2011
Michigan Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit 1868
Minnesota Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester 1972
Minnesota University of Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis 1888
Mississippi University of Mississippi School of Medicine Jackson 1903
Missouri Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis 1901
Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Columbia 1845
Missouri Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis 1891
Missouri University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Kansas City 1929
Nebraska Creighton University School of Medicine Omaha 1892
Nebraska University of Nebraska College of Medicine Omaha 1881
Nevada University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno 1967
New Hampshire Dartmouth Medical School Hanover 1797
New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School Newark 1954
New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, New Brunswick, & Camden 1961
New Jersey Cooper Medical School at Rowan University Camden 2012
New Mexico University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque 1961
New York Albany Medical College Albany 1838
New York Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Bronx 1955
New York Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Manhattan 1767
New York Hofstra University North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine Hempstead 2010
New York Mount Sinai School of Medicine Manhattan 1963
New York New York Medical College Valhalla 1858
New York New York University School of Medicine Manhattan 1841
New York State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine Stony Brook 1971
New York State University of New York Upstate Medical University Syracuse 1834
New York State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Brooklyn 1858
New York University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Buffalo 1846
New York University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester 1925
New York Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University Manhattan 1898
North Carolina Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Greenville 1977
North Carolina Duke University School of Medicine Durham 1930
North Carolina University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill 1879
North Carolina Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem 1902
North Dakota University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Grand Forks 1905
Ohio The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Dayton 1973
Ohio Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland 1843 Offers a 5-year physician-scientist program in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic named Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Ohio Northeast Ohio Medical University Rootstown 1973
Ohio The Ohio State University College of Medicine Columbus 1914
Ohio University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati 1819
Ohio University of Toledo College of Medicine Toledo 1964
Oklahoma University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City 1900
Oregon Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Portland 1887
Pennsylvania The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton 2008
Pennsylvania Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia 1848
Pennsylvania Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia 1825
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey 1963
Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1765
Pennsylvania Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, 1901 Will offers three programs by 2013, one in Philadelphia, one in Pittsburgh (begins 2013), and one in Bethlehem (begins 2011)
Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh 1886
Puerto Rico Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine Bayamón 1976
Puerto Rico Ponce School of Medicine Ponce 1977
Puerto Rico San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Caguas 1978
Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine San Juan 1950
Rhode Island Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence 1811
South Carolina Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Charleston 1823
South Carolina University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia 1977
South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota Vermillion 1907
Tennessee East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine Johnson City 1978
Tennessee Meharry Medical College School of Medicine Nashville 1876
Tennessee University of Tennessee College of Medicine Memphis 1911
Tennessee Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville 1874
Texas Baylor College of Medicine Houston 1900
Texas Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine College Station 1977 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine El Paso 2008 D/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Lubbock 1969 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas University of Texas Medical School at Houston Houston 1972 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio San Antonio 1959 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine Galveston 1891 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Texas University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas Dallas 1943 MD/PhD program only through AMCAS
Utah University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City 1906
Vermont University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington 1822
Virginia Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk 1973
Virginia University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville 1827
Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Richmond 1838
Virginia Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke 2010
Washington University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle 1946
West Virginia West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown — All students complete their first two years in Morgantown before clinical education in Morgantown, Charleston, or Martinsburg. 1902
West Virginia Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University Huntington 1977
Wisconsin Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee 1912
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison 1907

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