General Application Timeline for Medical/Dental School
|August||Attend MDAP Orientation (Medical and Dental School Application Program)|
|October||MCAT and DAT preparation begins
Schedule an appointment (573-882-3893) with your MedOpp Adviser to discuss:
|December||Register for spring MCAT. MCAT registration information is available at www.aamc.org.
For most students, it is best to take the MCAT during the months of April-May. June-September MCATs may be late (for schools with rolling admissions) and can possibly have an adverse effect on your application. Early Decision (EDP) applicants must take the MCAT no later than July.
Register for DAT. DAT registration information is available at http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx.
For most students, it is best to take the DAT during the months of April-June. UMKC has a rolling admissions process and taking a late DAT can possibly have an adverse effect on your application. (Please note there is a 90-day waiting period after taking the DAT before you are allowed to register for another test).
Attend MDAP Workshop: Committee Interview to learn about the Committee Interview Process at MU.
|January||This is probably the last semester of academic work medical schools will see deciding whether or not to interview you, so make it a good one!
Begin contacting possible references to write letters of recommendation/ evaluation. We suggest that you include recommendations from three faculty members (two science professors, one non-science professor) and additional letters from persons with whom you’ve worked (as a volunteer, employee, research assistant, etc.). Four to six total letters of recommendation are suggested.
Attend MDAP Personal Statement Workshop
|March-April||Participate in a Mock Interview at the MU Career Center
Schedule an appointment (573-882-3893) with MedOpp Adviser to discuss:
Attend MDAP AMCAS/AACOMAS/AADSAS Workshops and Interview Preparation Workshops
AMCAS/AACOMAS applications are available online, to manipulate only, in May.
If you are applying Early Decision to Medical School you must solicit letters from your recommenders before the Spring Semester ends.
|June||June 1st (approximately) is the earliest date you can file your AMCAS/AACOMAS application. (medical school application)
June 1st (approximately) is the day AADSAS opens (dental application).
|July||Pre Health Professions Committee Interviews begin (interviews run until October)|
|August||Early Decision Candidates should interview in late July/early August.
After your Pre-Health Professions Committee Interview, attend a debriefing with the MedOpp Adviser.
Invitations to submit secondary (also called supplemental) applications will begin to arrive during this time period. Many of these will be submitted on-line. Return completed secondary applications ASAP. Timely completion of these applications is important!
|September – February||Professional school interviews start and will continue until spring with the majority from November through February. EDP candidates will interview in early September.
Secondary applications continue to arrive. Remember to complete these in a timely manner.
Attend MDAP Post-Mortem meeting for Seniors.
|March 15||Most students will be notified of status with medical schools to which they have applied, namely accepted, rejected, or wait listed.
If you have not been accepted to any medical schools at this point, you should make an appointment to meet with your adviser to discuss re-application. (573-882-3893)
|May 15||Deadline for students holding more than one acceptance. Most movement off the wait list happens now.|