Many of the medical schools that accept applications for enrollment do so both at the schools themselves and online. Many use a centralized application service that can be found online. This is one of the easiest ways to enroll for the schools and is used as an initial application. This first application is used for screening students who want to get into medical school. In that light, you should take your time when filling this form out. Although the medical school application looks simple and pretty much is a standard application, the information on this form is taken very seriously. The schools will pick apart your data with a fine tooth comb and will actually check everything on it. They will call the references, make sure you actually attended the schools you say you did and got the grades you say you got and so on. You must be very accurate when filling this out, and you must fill it out with complete honesty.
Medical school application processes are not just one form, nor are they as simple as enrolling for college. Since the medical curriculum is so demanding and the schools are very strict as to what prerequisites you must have before getting accepted into their school, this process should start years before your even sitting in front of the computer ready to fill in the form. You don’t just sign up for medical school on a whim. This is a very competitive career field but getting into the schooling to become a doctor is even more competitive.
You will need to make sure that you have a great deal to say about your grades, past accomplishments, and you will need to make sure you can write at least a two page essay stating your reasons for wanting to become a doctor, what being a doctor means to you, and why the school should consider you for enrollment. This form is the first screenings process but not, by far, the last or hardest. If you don’t qualify for enrollment you won’t get past the first medical school application. You should make sure you know exactly what it is you need to know, have experienced, and what you will need to qualify, again, before you enter the 9th grade of high school. You will need to spend that time building your portfolio.