1. the AAMC administers both the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS is otherwise known as the primary application to medical school
2. the AAMC book that every PreMed should have access to is the Medical School Admissions Requirement (MSAR) directory. The MSAR gives a detailed description of every single US allopathic medical school including average GPA, average MCAT scores, school mission statements, etc. This book is available for individual purchase but should also be available at your university’s career center and/or pre-med advising center.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine governs all the osteopathic (DO) medical schools in the United States. Much like the AAMC website, the AACOM offers many resources for those interested in pursuing an osteopathic career path. Similar to the MSAR, the AACOM also publishes a detailed directory of osteopathic schools known as the AACOM College Information Book. This book should be used as a primary resource for those applying to osteopathic schools and is available for purchase via the link above. Much like MSAR, your university’s career center and/or pre-med advising center should also have a copy.