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Guiding you on your path to medical school. The AAMC Premed Navigator features important topics, resources, tips, and key dates for aspiring physicians. 

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  • Choose Medical Schools (MSAR)
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MCAT® Preparation Tips from First-Year Medical Students

The AAMC MCAT Team recently hosted a live panel with three first-year medical students to share tips, strategies, and insights to help examinees get ready to take the MCAT exam and prepare for medical school. “From Premed to Med Student: Student Tips for Successfully Preparing for the MCAT Exam and Medical School” is a great resource for current and prospective examinees looking for inspiration at any stage.

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

In a recent live, interactive panel, AAMC staff asked four medical students to share how each year of medical school differs and what they wish they’d known before starting.

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5 Things to Know About the AAMC PREview™ Exam

The AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam is a new assessment for premeds to demonstrate some of the professional competencies that are important for medical school. To get you started, here are five important things you need to know.

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Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Get advice on several ways you can round out your medical school applications over the summer.

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When Is the Right Time to Take the MCAT® Exam? Three Questions to Ask Yourself!

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Ignore the National Rankings and Make Your Own School List

The AAMC always encourages students to ignore national rankings when putting together their school lists. There are many tools you can use to create your own school lists, including the Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) website. Now you can create a ranking system completely tailored to you.

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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 enhancements, including a new look and feel. To help you get the most out of the new design and find the schools that are the right fit for you, check out these four tips.

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Navigate Your Application Preparation With the MSAR® Database

The latest MSAR® edition includes two new sections: guidance on preferred letter writers and policies on pass/fail coursework.

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When is the Right Time to Take the MCAT® Exam? Three Questions to Ask Yourself!

It’s not surprising that one of the questions we’re asked most frequently is, “When should I take my MCAT® exam?” Between class, extra-curricular activities, a job, and remembering to relax and have fun every now and then, it may seem hard to find time to also prepare for your MCAT exam.

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Top 3 Myths about MCAT® Scores Busted

As with any high stakes exam, it’s not surprising that there are a number of rumors circulating around the MCAT® exam. So we are busting three of the top myths about the MCAT scores and score scale.

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Changes to the 2022 Fee Assistance Program

This year, we will roll out exciting changes to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program to help more aspiring physicians with the many costs associated with applying to medical school. 

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MCAT® Registration 101

Registration for January-June MCAT® exam dates will open this month. Read these tips to make your registration process go as smoothly as possible.

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Fee Assistance Program: Relieving the Cost of Applying to Medical School

The cost of applying to medical school should not be overwhelming. Learn how the AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program can help! Published originally to Student Doctor Network.

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Is a baccalaureate-MD program right for me?

You may not know, but there are programs out there for students who already know they want to pursue a career in medicine. These dual-degree programs combine your undergraduate education with medical school. Learn more about these combined programs and whether they might be right for you.

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Is a Post-Bacc Program Right for Me? Seven Benefits to Consider

Increasingly, students are taking time off in between completing their undergraduate and medical school, often referred to as “gap” or “bridge” years. For many, this additional time is used to help strengthen their applications to medical school. While there are many different ways to do this, one way is to complete a post-baccalaureate (post-bacc) program. But how do you know if a post-bacc is right for you? Here are seven benefits to consider when deciding whether to complete a post-bacc program or not.

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