The AAMC's Virtual Fair included more than 9,000 students engaging with 65 medical schools from across the U.S. and Canada, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), prehealth advisors from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), and the AAMC. The fair also included four presentations that discussed the application process, holistic admissions, getting experience, and financial aid. These sessions included perspectives from admissions officers, prehealth advisors, as well as students.
We hope you were able to attend, get your questions answered, and learn about the medical school application process. If you were unable to attend the fair, don’t worry. While the medical schools won’t be available to chat after the fair has ended, the virtual exhibit hall is still open throughout March 2018 for you to visit each booth and explore the various programs. You can also download any materials you would like. To enter the exhibit hall, simply register for free.
Also, the four workshops have been recorded and are available now.
- Beyond Shadowing: How to Get Unique Prehealth Experience
Get concrete advice on how to find relevant leadership, research, volunteer, and other professional work opportunities to gain experience in the medical field. Hear from an experienced prehealth advisor, a summer program scholar, and a current medical student who will highlight a variety of prehealth experiences that can help you prepare for medical school.
- Holistic Review: You’re More than a Number
This session includes information about how medical school admissions staff use the holistic review approach to assess applicants, guidance on how to overcome common imperfections on the AMCAS application (low grades in key coursework, low MCAT scores, minor criminal record, or having an expunged record), and details about the holistic review approach to reviewing the personal essay, interviews, letters of evaluations, and work experience.
- AAMC’s Resources for Your Path to Medical School
The AAMC is here to help you throughout your journey to medical school. In this session, we walk you through the various resources from the AAMC to help you as you prepare for and apply to medical school.
Whether you were able to attend this year’s Virtual Medical School Fair or not, we hope you are able to take advantage of these materials and resources. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the AAMC at any time.