M.D. Admissions

Secondary Application

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Please read the following items carefully: 

  • All applicants (including DACA students) are invited to complete the secondary application after receipt of the AMCAS application has been acknowledged via email by the Associate Dean for Admissions. Any secondary application that is received prior to acknowledgement will incur an automatic withdrawal, and a processing fee, if paid at the time of application.
  • Applicants are sent a link to the secondary application upon receipt of the AMCAS application. The Einstein AMCAS deadline is October 15. All secondary applications and supporting documentation must be received by December 31 (December 1 for MSTP).
  • Applicants who have completed two prior applications are ineligible to apply.
  • Prior to submitting a secondary application, all applicants should read and consider the Class Profile and the Technical Standards links found on the admissions website.
  • All applicants, including M.D./Ph.D. applicants, MUST complete the Secondary Application.
  • Please be certain that your application has been completed properly by checking: Completion Checklist 
  • When the application is complete, notification will be made via e-mail.

There are two questions on the secondary application that require clarification. These are: "I plan to take off this year while I make application to medical school," and "I have not completed the competencies."

Regarding the first question, if you are not a matriculating student anywhere this year, please check the box and describe your activities. Also, if you are or were a graduate student and took time off in between undergraduate and graduate school, please describe your activities during that period.

As to the second question, if you are taking pre-medical course work either this fall, spring, or next summer, please check the box and indicate the courses. Course work taken this year is allowable, and your application will be considered prior to its completion.

Lastly, please be sure to follow the instructions at the beginning of the Secondary application or it will not be downloaded to the Admissions office.  If you do not see a confirmation page after you submit your credit card information, we will not receive your application.     

Applicants who apply to the M.D./Ph.D. program (MSTP)who decide afterward that they would prefer the M.D. program only, must notify both the M.D. admissions office and the M.D./Ph.D. office, in writing. They then must be interviewed and evaluated by the M.D. admissions committee. This requirement applies also to accepted M.D./Ph. D. applicants. 

Fee Waiver

Applicants may be eligible for an application fee waiver from AMCAS and for a fee reduction for the MCATs.

Please refer to: AAMC.org. Only applicants who have been granted a fee waiver (FAP) by AMCAS will be granted a fee waiver by Einstein.


Application Fee

The Secondary Application fee is $120.00

(Please note: Applicants who submit a Secondary without having received an email directly from the Admissions Office automatically will be withdrawn from further consideration and charged the processing fee, if paid at the time of application.)


Completion Checklist

Here is a quick rundown of things you’ll want to be sure you’ve done in order to complete your application to Albert Einstein College of Medicine:

  • Review our Technical Standards.
  • Complete your AMCAS application.
  • Make sure you have completed or will complete (by matriculation) the competencies for admissions.
  • You must have letters from current or former professors.
  • If you are an international student, please be sure to scan a copy of your passport into the secondary application.
  • Remit your application fee of $120 using either a charge card (AMEX is not acceptable) or pre-paid MASTERCARD or VISA card only. Please note: No checks or money orders will be accepted. Applicants who apply to Einstein and ask for a fee waiver without first having received their FAP from the AAMC will be required to pay an application fee. If not, the application will be considered incomplete.
  • Upload your photo (125px x 160px) with your secondary application.
  • Be sure to take your MCATs no later than September preceding the year of matriculation; MCAT results may not be older than those taken in 2014.
  • Instruct all your references that their letters of recommendation must be submitting using AMCAS Letter Writer Application Service. 
  • Make sure that all supporting documentation is postmarked no later than December 31, 2018.

Also, please remember to keep AMCAS up-to-date regarding any changes in your address, telephone, e-mail, fax or other contact information.


The official Einstein policy document concerning the secondary application can be found here.

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