Timelines for application vary depending on when a student begins contemplating a medical career to when you begin the application process. The entire process, from beginning coursework to submitting an application, can take 3-6 years.
From the time you submit your AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, or VMCAS application (depending upon your program of choice), plan for at least 18 months until you enter your school of choice.
To be best prepared for entering medical school, follow the timeline suited for your plan. No matter what timeline you choose, it is generally helpful to begin during your first and sophomore years at Colorado College.