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Deciding on a Career in Medicine

Do you like challenges and learning? Are interested in science and how the body works? Do you care deeply about people, their problems and their pain? If so, then a career in medicine might be right for you.

Ask the Experts: Exploring Medical Careers

Are you interested in medical school but have questions about the experience? Ask our experts!

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs

If you're a college graduate, you might consider enrolling in a postbaccalaureate premedical program or taking extra coursework to become a stronger, more qualified applicant. 
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You Can Afford Medical School

If you want to be a doctor or physician scientist – they are good career choices, both socially and financially. Although medical school may be expensive, there are options available for financing your education. The key to affording medical school is educating yourself about your choices. ...

Minorities in Medicine

The AAMC is committed to a culturally competent, diverse, and prepared health and biomedical workforce that leads to improved health and health equity. Increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical education and biomedical sciences is part of our mission. 

Ask the Experts: Preparing for Medical School as an Undergrad

There are a lot of moving parts involved with preparing, applying, and ultimately being admitted to medical school. One expert recommends that you start by getting an objective assessment of where you are in relation to your goals.