Navigate Your Journey from Pre-Med Through Residency

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Choosing a Medical Career
Applying to Medical School
Attending Medical School
Training in a Residency or Fellowship

Choosing a Medical Career

I'm thinking about becoming a doctor, research physician, or a biomedical scientist.

Explore medical career options, ways to get experience, inspiring stories, expert advice, and more, to help you choose your path to medicine. You might find options that you didn’t know existed. View More

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Medicine provides you with many career options—from clinical practice to biomedical research, from public health to medical education.

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Learn the basics of the requirements for getting into medical school, what it's really like, and options for paying for your medical education.

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If you have an interest in scientific exploration and a desire to break new ground in medical knowledge, consider a career in medical research.

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I'm thinking about becoming a doctor, research physician, or a biomedical scientist.

Explore medical career options, ways to get experience, inspiring stories, expert advice, and more, to help you choose your path to medicine. You might find options that you didn’t know existed.

Applying to Medical School

I’m on a path to medical school.

Find the support you need to prepare for the MCAT® exam, decide which medical schools best fit your needs, understand the medical school application process, prepare for medical school interviews, and more. View More

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Find resources and information to help you prepare for medical school.

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The Medical College Admission Test® is a standardized, multiple-choice exam created to help medical school admissions offices assess applicants.

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There are a lot of steps to applying to medical school and the AAMC has resources to guide you through the process.

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I’m on a path to medical school.

Find the support you need to prepare for the MCAT® exam, decide which medical schools best fit your needs, understand the medical school application process, prepare for medical school interviews, and more.

Attending Medical School

I’m currently in medical school, pursuing my career goals.

In medical school, you’ll be choosing your specialty, taking the USMLE exams, deciding on whether you’ll apply for fourth-year “away” electives, and getting ready for that big day on which you'll match to a residency program. Find tips and expert guidance to help you better understand yourself, your options, and more. View More

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Seven things you can do to make the most of medical school.

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With more than 120 options to choose from, how do you select something you’ll be happy with for the rest of your professional life?

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The AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service® and Global Health Learning Opportunities® enable you to pursue electives outside of your home school.

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I’m currently in medical school, pursuing my career goals.

In medical school, you’ll be choosing your specialty, taking the USMLE exams, deciding on whether you’ll apply for fourth-year “away” electives, and getting ready for that big day on which you'll match to a residency program. Find tips and expert guidance to help you better understand yourself, your options, and more.

Training in a Residency or Fellowship

I’m training in a medical residency or fellowship program.

As you embark on the next leg of your journey to a medical career, you’ll be planning on your new life – possibly moving to a new location, managing your medical school loans, and more. Find resources to learn more about graduate medical education (GME) issues, tips on preparing your CV, guidance on loan repayment options, and more. View More

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Find suggestions to help you address important issues and transition from medical school to residency.

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Consider applying for a fellowship program or completing a public health degree or certificate, among other available options.

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The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) transmits applications for U.S. fellowship positions.

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I’m training in a medical residency or fellowship program.

As you embark on the next leg of your journey to a medical career, you’ll be planning on your new life – possibly moving to a new location, managing your medical school loans, and more. Find resources to learn more about graduate medical education (GME) issues, tips on preparing your CV, guidance on loan repayment options, and more.