What are the important dates and deadlines for applying to medical school?

For Fall 2007 matriculation at U.S. medical schools, here are some important dates:

MCAT: April 17, 2006 or August 21, 2006 (must be taken no later than August for Fall 2007 matriculation). Registration packets are available in 491 Neuberger Hall beginning in February.

AMCAS: applications are available in April in 491 Neuberger Hall. AMCAS begins accepting applications in June. The deadline for Oregon Health Sciences University is October 15, however it is advisable to wait no later than the middle of July to submit the application.

Health Sciences Advising Committee: Information and request packets are available in January in 491 Neuberger Hall. The deadline to submit a request for a Committee letter of recommendation is April 30, 2006 and June 11, 2006 for a Chair letter of recommendation. Instructor evaluations should be submitted by those deadlines, as well.