It is recommended you obtain one of the following publications to help choose the schools to which you will apply. (Less recent editions are also available in the Premedical Sciences Advisory Center). Make sure you get the
most recent edition. Remember that even in the most recent editions, some information may be inaccurate. Most of these publications contain information on admission requirements for individual schools, in addition to statistical information on accepted students. Some of them also include information about the respective professions. All schools maintain web sites, which are an excellent source of information.
Note: Having a GPA and test score higher than a school's average does not mean you will be accepted, or even invited for an interview. Many other factors will be considered, including health care experience, motivation, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, personal statement, etc.
When considering a school, be sure to look at the number of out-of-state residents accepted annually (if it is in a state of which you are not a resident), the average GPA and test scores of recently accepted applicants, tuition, location (do you want to live there for four years?), and special programs/initiatives. You should choose at least a couple of dream schools, those that you may feel are a reach, but which you would love to attend. Then choose several schools which you would like to attend and for which you feel you are competitive. Finally, choose a few schools for which you feel you are very competitive as backup schools.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Membership and Publication Orders
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 828-0416
Fax: (202) 828-1123
American Association of Dental Schools
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2212
Tel: (202) 667-9433
Fax: (202) 667-0642
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Williams & Wilkins
Tel: (800) 638-0672
Fax: (800) 447-8438
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service
Osteopathic Medical College Information