Primary Application

Please find more information about the primary applications for select types of health professional schools below.

Allopathic Medicine (MD) Programs

The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is the AAMC’s centralized medical school application processing service. Most U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their first-year entering classes.

Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Programs

AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service) is the centralized online application service for the U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine. AACOMAS simplifies the process of applying to osteopathic medical schools. You can select all the programs you wish to apply to, then submit one application that includes all necessary materials. AACOMAS verifies your application for accuracy and sends it with your materials to the osteopathic medical schools you designate.

Dental Medicine (DMD/DDS) Programs

ADEA AADSAS (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) is the centralized application service for most U.S. and Canadian dental schools. ADEA AADSAS simplifies the application process, as you can submit one standardized application instead of individual applications to each program.

Texas Medical and Dental Programs

The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at all of the public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the State of Texas. TMDSAS simplifies the application process for both the applicants and the participating schools. We provide one standardized application, relieving students of the need to complete a separate application for each of the participating schools. 

Physician Assistant (PA) Programs

The Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) is a service of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), the only national organization representing physician assistant (PA) educational programs since 2001. CASPA simplifies the PA school application process by allowing you to apply to multiple programs with only one application.

Optometry (OD) Programs

OptomCAS is the Optometry Centralized Application Service. Through this service applicants may file one application and send it to multiple optometry programs. The schools and colleges of optometry will be able to process applications more efficiently. All schools and colleges of optometry participate in OptomCAS.

Podiatry (DPM) Programs

AACPMAS is the application service of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). Through AACPMAS, you can apply to all nine schools and colleges of podiatric medicine with one application and set of materials.