Do your research to learn all you can about the medical schools to which you plan to apply, including required prerequisite courses for application.
Prepare for and take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Almost all US medical schools require submission of MCAT examination scores upon application.
Most US medical schools, including Alaska WWAMI, subscribe to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applicants complete the AMCAS application and indicate the school(s) to which they wish to apply. AMCAS forwards this primary application to the selected medical school(s). Some medical schools, including Alaska WWAMI / UW School of Medicine, require applicants who pass the initial selection process to submit a secondary application; some schools do not. UWSOM Application Procedure.
Refer to the website of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) for valuable information about applying to U.S. medical schools. The AAMC / MCAT website also offers many helpful publications for pre-medical students.
For more information about applying to Alaska WWAMI, refer to the website of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).
- Considering a Medical Career (resource from the AAMC website)
- Personal Statement Tips
- Medical School Interview Question Samples
- Medical School Interview Feedback
Attend the Alaska PreMed Summit, held each spring on the UAA campus. Sponsored by the UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education, the PreMed Summit is designed to offer information about the academic pathway of becoming a doctor, medical school admissions requirements, the medical school application process, and more. A favorite feature of past PreMed Summits has been the panel discussion which provides first-hand knowledge of the experiences of pre-medical undergraduate students, medical students, doctors in residency training, and practicing physicians.