Welcome Medical School Applicants!

Below is a suggested Time-line for applicants.

It is important to start preparing in the fall, a year prior to submitting your medical school application the following summer.
Fall Semester
• Meet with Jill L. Jones to discuss your readiness to apply
• Attend a y fall information session for applicants
• Gain access to Interfolio account (system used to process letters of recommendation)

Winter Break
• If you were studying abroad and have yet to discuss your readiness to apply with Jill L. Jones, schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to jjones@kecksci.claremont.edu to remain on schedule for the upcoming application cycle! Information will be provided to you so you can begin working on your Interfolio account and your personal statement.

• Upload a Draft of Personal Statement
• Upload Resume and Unofficial Transcript
• Continue drafting personal statement and gaining health related experience by shadowing physicians or volunteering
• Use Interfolio to officially request letters of recommendation
Spring Semester
• Letters of Recommendation should be directly submitted to the Interfolio by the end of March if you are requesting a Committee Letter(it is imperative that the majority of your letters are received by this date to ensure enough time to compose your Committee Letter). Committee letters are available to applicants who follow the discussed timeline, meet deadlines, and complete additional steps required. Committee letters are available to current students and recent graduates only.
• Attend spring information session for applicants
• You will discuss your School List with Jill L. Jones and finalize your list in late May-early June.

Year of medical school application

Summer
• Submit your AMCAS and/or AACOMAS primary medical school application EARLY (June/July)
• All letters of recommendation will be processed using Interfolio
• Complete Secondary Applications
• Coordinate Interview invitations
Fall- Spring
• Continue to coordinate Interviews
• Maintain involvement in Health Related activity, Research, Other…
• Send any significant updates to medical schools and keep in touch with the PH Advising Office
Summer
• Matriculate into medical school (late July-August)
• Discuss re-application plans with Jill L. Jones (by April if you have not been accepted)