MD Application Process

Students interested in applying to Geisinger Commonwealth’s MD program should: Complete an application through the online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), the national application for US MD programs

  • AMCAS application completion includes an application fee and all supporting documents as requested
  • Geisinger Commonwealth will only consider verified AMCAS applications (no incomplete applications will be reviewed)

Submit letters of recommendation via AMCAS Letters

  • All applicants are required to submit one pre-professional/pre-health/committee letter or three evaluation/recommendation letters from faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s career goals and academic coursework
  • For non-traditional students, the Admissions Committee will consider letters of recommendation written by individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the candidate’s strengths, work-ethic, abilities, and commitment to the field of medicine.

Complete the Geisinger Commonwealth Secondary Application

  • All AMCAS verified applicants will automatically receive a secondary application
  • Application fee is $100
  • Candidates in receipt of an AMCAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) waiver may submit a PDF copy of the form to:

Early Decision Applicants Only Applicants to the Early Decision Program must complete an AMCAS application and select EDP on the AMCAS application. EDP candidates must submit all supporting documentation to AMCAS no later than August 1, 2017. EDP candidates will be notified no later than October 2, 2017. Geisinger Commonwealth will not accept transfer applications.