Preparing for Medical School

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

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What to Expect in Medical School

Medical students share their perspectives on taking anatomy lab, seeing a patient for the first time, participating in a white coat ceremony, and more.

Getting Organized

Find tools and information to help you get organized as you prepare to apply to medical school.

Getting Experience

Find ways to get experience in the medical field before you attend medical school.

Anatomy of an Applicant

Medical schools consider more than your grades and scores. There are 15 Core Competencies that demonstrate your preparedness for medical school. To show how successful applicants have demonstrated...

Paying for Medical School

Learn about financial aid options for financing medical school and making it affordable.
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Medical Career Fairs

Medical career fairs offer workshops on medical school admissions, opportunities to meet admissions officers and current medical students, as well as hands-on activities.

Building a Support Network

It's important that you create a network of support to help you as you meet the challenges of a medical school.

Postbaccalaureate Programs

Postbaccalaureate programs begin after an undergraduate degree and are designed to support the transition to professional school.

AAMC Situational Judgment Test Pilot

The AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized exam designed to help admissions officers assess your readiness to learn about issues related to...
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Premed Resources

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Four Tips for Using the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR®)

The Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) is an online database that allows you to browse, search, sort, and compare information based on your personal requirements for every MD-granting, LCME-accredited medical school in the U.S. and Canada. This year, the MSAR received major...

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