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Information for High School Students

Information for high school students considering a career in medicine and tips for how you can start preparing now.
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Deciding on a Career in Medicine

Get a basic overview of what it takes to become a doctor.

Partnering with Your Advisor

Answers to common questions about how to work with your pre-medical advisor.
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Making the Most of Your Gap Year

A "gap year" is the period of time between the end of your undergraduate education and the start of medical school. In fact, a gap year might be a year or more, depending on each person’s particular circumstances.

Transitioning to Medical School

Answers to your questions about transitioning into medical school.
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Making the Most of a Pre-med Event

Premedical conferences and recruitment fairs typically include workshops or presentations on topics like preparing for the MCAT® exam, applying to medical school, and how to pay for your medical education. You can meet medical school representatives, ask them questions, and gather information about...

What You Need to Know About the MCAT® Exam

An overview of the The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) and how to prepare.