Top 10 Reasons to Attend the AAMC's Minority Student Medical Career Fair
. While the event is free, please register to attend.
Last year, hundreds of high school and college students attended this event to “get in the know.” If you’re thinking about going to medical school, the Minority Student Medical Career Fair is a once-a-year opportunity you shouldn’t miss.
Here are the top 10 reasons to attend:
1. Get answers to your questions about admissions, curriculum, financial aid, and more from representatives at medical schools around the country.
Take advantage of the unique chance to talk one-on-one with staff from more than 75 U.S. medical schools, including diversity affairs staff, admissions officers, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. program directors and administrators
2. Chat with current medical students in informal roundtable discussions.
What is it really like to be a medical student? How difficult are the classes? Is it anything like the doctor-focused TV shows you’ve seen?
Websites and brochures are informative, but there’s nothing like speaking to people like you who are actually doing it.
3. Meet staff from the AAMC, the leading voice in medical education and training, and the administrator of the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).
The AAMC can help you navigate the journey from pre-med through residency, and beyond. Learn more about the AAMC's extensive resources, services, and programs for students, applicants, and residents, including programs of special interest to minority students.
4. Get an edge on your medical school career at workshops led by deans, professors, and senior administrators.
During a morning of workshops, you’ll learn about everything from careers in research to the do’s and don’ts of medical school admissions. Faculty, deans, and directors of services like AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) will share critical information about the application process, the MCAT® exam, curriculum choices, and more.
5. Participate in interactive demos.
How many career fairs have you gone to that allow you to deliver a baby? Not many, we’re guessing!
6. Enjoy live panel discussions.
Speaking with just one expert often isn’t enough. At panel discussions, you’ll hear personal perspectives from several experts about the medical school experience and becoming a physician.
7. Network with other aspiring doctors and medical scientists.
Deciding to go to medical school is a big step, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Meet other students with similar challenges and ambitions, and swap stories.
8. Have fun!
Put your medical knowledge to the test and play some games that test your skills. And if you’re coming from out of town, consider making a weekend of it.
9. Take home free stuff.
Not only do we connect you with valuable resources, help you meet medical school recruiters, and answer some of your burning questions about medical schools…but we also feed you and send you home with a bunch of goodies!