With so many deadlines and moving parts to med school apps, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. In this article, we’ll discuss how to be strategic about when you write what. At the end of this article, we’ll give a sample timeline that you can use. We will focus on the AMCAS app, but a lot of our advice is applicable to other application types as well.
Our motivation for writing this article is that we have too many friends who didn’t get into medical school because they applied late. It’s heartbreaking to find out you didn’t get in because of something so avoidable. We don’t want that to be you.
Haziq Siddiqi and Melaku Arega are both medical students at Harvard Medical School. They are also co-founders of White Coat Admissions Strategists, a peer-to-peer advising group that helps clients apply to medical school.