Most medical, dental, veterinary and podiatry schools utilize a centralized application service. The applicant sends one application to a central processing location which verifies transcripts and calculates GPA's, forwarding the information to the schools designated. Not all schools utilize such services, so it is important to make sure you check with each school to which you apply to make sure you know how to initiate an application! Most schools, after receiving the preliminary application from the centralized application service, will require additional information, and an additional application fee. Applications are now available on the web.
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)
5550 Friendship Boulevard Suite 310
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
(301) 968-4190, and press "1" at the prompt.
American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
American Association of Dental Schools
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-2212
(202) 667-1887 or (800) 353-AADS (2237)