Take a deep breath
You’ve taken a huge step toward the future
Completing the rigorous process of applying to medical school is an accomplishment in itself. Take a moment to reflect on your journey so far and to congratulate yourself for taking a huge first step into your fulfilling and rewarding future in health and healthcare.
You’ve submitted your application, what’s next?
After completing your primary application through AMCAS, keep an eye on your inbox! Selected individuals will be invited to complete a secondary application.
While you wait, see recommended interview prep from the AAMC.
Applicant FAQs after application submission
- How long should I expect to wait to know if I am receiving a secondary application/interview/offer?
We have a rolling admissions process, which means that every applicant’s timeline is different. As long as you haven’t received a decision, you are still in consideration as an applicant. It may be helpful to refer to our admissions timeline for a general overview of the year; however, your personal journey in the admissions process may fall outside of these guidelines. Please note, that we are unable to give timeline expectations outside of the general admissions timeline.
- Does DGSOM consider Letters of Intent?
No, we do not consider letters of intent.
- Would sending in additional letters/messages of recommendation help my application?
No, we only consider official letters of recommendation submitted through your AMCAS application. Any follow-up letters or messages to admissions will not be considered.
- How can I receive application feedback?
Due to our extremely high number of applicants, we cannot offer individualized application feedback. However, you are welcome to join our open Virtual Office Hours to ask your questions to our admissions team.
We use a holistic review process
The David Geffen School of Medicine uses a holistic process to review applications for admission. All applications received are reviewed and select applicants are invited to submit a secondary institutional application. Following a comprehensive holistic review of both the application and secondary application, select applicants are then invited to interview. Final offers of admission are determined by the Admissions Committee.
Offers of admission will be extended during the Fall and Spring following application submission and review. One reapplication per applicant is permitted. The admissions process adheres to the AAMC's recommended Application and Acceptance Protocols as well as the school's Statement of Diversity.
"Be authentic in how you present your ambitions and passions, and the hard work will pay off."