Submitting your Medical School Application: What you need to prepare
Applying to medical school takes time and patience. It’s not something you should rush, and it’s a process you should spend some time preparing for ahead of your deadline.
If you want to study at your medical school of choice, you need to put the time and effort into preparing your documents and filling out the required information. Not supplying all the necessary documents, and not demonstrating that you have the experience and qualifications to be accepted can hinder your application.
At MSIH, you can submit your medical school application online. This article explains what you need to know and prepare before you hit send.
Personal details and demographic data
In the first part of your application, you’ll need to provide your personal information. While this is normally the most straightforward part of the application, you need to be sure not to make a mistake or spelling error, as this can lead to misinformation appearing on your university documents –– and even on your diploma.
The information you need to provide includes:
- Full name
- Last 4 digits of SSN or National Identity Number
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Citizenship information, including passport details
You also need to provide a full academic history of all the education you will have completed by the time that you are planning to start medical school. Be prepared to provide full official transcripts of your grades from each institution you have attended, as well as a list of all the courses you have studied that are relevant to your medical school education.
It’s important to check that the courses you are taking –– or have taken –– meet entry requirements. If you have any gaps in your education, you need to explain the circumstances surrounding these.
You’ll also need to submit test results from MCAT, UKCAT, or GAMSAT. For the latest information on these tests, please reference our Admissions page.
Essays and supporting documents
Applying to medical school requires more than just strong academics; you also need to submit a full CV, detailing your relevant previous experiences. This will help our admissions committee see that you are fully committed to the hard work that lies ahead. As evidence of this, you have to complete essays explaining your motivation for applying to medical school, as well as detailing a challenge you have overcome.
The final part of the medical school application process involves providing a pre-med committee letter. If your school doesn’t have a pre-med committee, then you will be required to provide at least three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be academic in nature.
Have more questions?
Connect with a member of our admissions team. We will walk you through anything that is unclear in our application process, or direct you to useful resources on our website.