2017 Application Timeline

Deadlines only pertain to students and alumni requesting a Committee Interview and Committee Letter. Generally, this means applicants to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, and some dental schools.

Personal Statement Workshop TBD
Registration Packet and Photo Due January 1st
Self-Assessment Guide and Resume Due January 15th
Personal Statement1 and Unofficial Transcript Due February 1st
References (generally 3-4 two academic, at least one from a science professor) Due February 28th
Mock Interview (for students)2 February 1st – March 3rd
Committee Interview March 6th – April 14h
AMCAS/AACOMAS Applications June (Submit ASAP!)

1Personal Statement: Since AMCAS applications require an essay of 5300 character including spaces. AACOMAS allows a maximum of 4500. AADSAS is a 1 page personal essay. Please provide the Bates Medical Studies Committee with a personal statement that is approximately this length and close to a final draft. This is one of the most important parts of your application and should be done in a series of ever improving drafts. DON’T wait until the last minute.  Please plan to attend the personal statement workshop to receive helpful hints on how best to write your personal statement and consult with a writing specialist.

2Mock interview can be scheduled with Karen Daigler at the BCDC by calling Karina Lemay at 207-786-6232. If interested, Alumni can schedule mock interviews over the phone.