Step 1: Prepare to apply Talk to your pre-health advisor and participate in research or gain volunteer experience in the clinical environment. View helpful tips. Step 2: Take the MCAT Take the MCAT about 18 months before you anticipate enrolling. Step 3: Submit application Apply to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine by completing the online AMCAS application. Click here to begin. Step 4: Complete your secondary application Why is engineering-infused medicine right for you and how will you use it to change the world? This is our chance to make sure our character and values align. Watch a video about our innovative & non-traditional secondary application.