Choosing a Medical Career

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Premed Navigator

A newsletter with topics, resources, and tips for aspiring physicians.

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Are you considering whether a career in medicine is right for you? Check out AAMC premed resources to learn about medically related experience, how to prepare for the application process, and get inspired by personal stories from medical students, residents, and physicians.

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SHPEP is a free, transformative summer experience for students interested in the health professions. Participation may better position students for acceptance into advanced degree programs.

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Aspiring Docs provides resources and inspiration to help you get started on your path to medicine. Learn how to get medically related experience, prepare for the application process, and get inspired by personal stories from medical students, residents, and physicians.

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There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.

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There are many different paths you can follow when you choose a career in medicine. Learn more about the many options you have.

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Find resources and information on preparing for medical school, making the most of your summers, working with mentors, and more.

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Successful medical school applicants will have proven skills, knowledge, and abilities in these areas. Learn more about what it means to demonstrate the Core Competencies in applying to medical school.

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Learn more about what you need to do to get into medical school, including understanding the requirements to apply, taking the MCAT® exam, and establishing a timeline for your application.

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Learn what's it like to attend medical school from current students as they share their experiences and thoughts with premeds.

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If you have an interest in scientific exploration and a desire to break new ground in medicine, a career in medical research might be for you.

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