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How to Apply

PHSU-SOM participates in the centralized application service provided by the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS), a division of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The electronic web-based application is available at: www.aamc.org

The AMCAS application deadline is January 31th prior to the requested admission date. We use a secondary application and the following documents will be requested after the AMCAS application is received at the Admissions Office:

  1. US$100 Application Processing Fee (Check or Money Order payable to Ponce Health Sciences University). Non-refundable.
  2. Official Transcript (s) – You must send an official copy directly to the Admissions Office. These are besides the one(s) you sent to AMCAS. If at the present time, you are enrolled in classes that are necessary to complete your degree or prerequisites, you must also send a transcript once you complete the courses or degree.
  3. Letters of Recommendation (a minimum of three) – Your letter authors can forward your letters to AMCAS in one of the following ways:
    1. AMCAS Letter Writer Application: This application enables letter authors to upload PDF versions of letters to AMCAS rather than send letters via the mail.
    2. Interfolio or Virtual Evals (VE)
    3. Regular Mail: Make sure your letter author has a copy of the AMCAS Letter Request Form, which includes your AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID. Your letter writer should include this form when sending your letter in order to guarantee that your letter is correctly matched to your application.

The letters should provide input from people in responsible positions who can comment on your academic, employment or volunteer performance, advocacy experience, character and interests. For undergraduates, this often means professors, academic advisors or employers. Letters from people that really know you, rather than from people who have impressive titles, are the most valuable.

An AMCAS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK (Certiphi Screening) will be conducted once the applicant is accepted. If a criminal record appears in the results of the background check, the acceptance will be revoked.

Upon acceptance, all students are required to submit the following:

  1. Written confirmation of acceptance and a deposit of $100.00 to secure your seat in the entering class.
  2. Physical Exam
  3. Evidence of up to date immunization certificate, including Hepatitis B.
  4. Other documents will be notified as pertinent

Registration, orientation period and commencement of classes take place in the second half of July.

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