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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. Subscribe to receive updates each month right to your inbox.

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Diversifying the Next Generation of Doctors: Career Fair and Workshops

Saturday, March 12, 2022  |  1:00 – 5:00 PM ET

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Review strategies for managing your financial aid and daily finances while you’re in school, so that you can make the best financial decisions that will help you during and after medical school.

FIRST Videos and Webinars

Watch videos and webinars to learn about financing medical school, general money management, repaying student loans, and more.

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2022 AMCAS® Updates and FAQs

Choose Your Medical School Tool 

Many schools use the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool. In February 2022, this tool becomes available within the AMCAS application to applicants who receive an acceptance offer from a participating school.

Important 2022 Choose Your Medical School dates are listed below:

Tuesday, February 22, 2022: “Plan to Enroll” becomes available for accepted applicants to select in the Choose Your Medical School tool, located within the AMCAS application (note: only applicants who receive an acceptance offer from a participating school will be able to see and use the tool)

Monday, May 2, 2022: “Commit to Enroll” becomes available for accepted applicants to select, in addition to “Plan to Enroll,” in the Choose Your Medical School tool, located within the AMCAS application (note: selecting “Commit to Enroll” does not automatically withdraw applicants from other medical schools).

Application and Acceptance Protocols

By Monday, May 2, 2022, per the Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants, applicants should narrow their acceptance offers to one, with no limit on the number of alternate list offers they may hold

2022 Cycle Update

The AAMC has been working closely with the medical school admissions and pre-health advisor communities to consider the impacts on applicants due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Medical schools are aware of the many challenges applicants are facing and understand the need to be flexible in their admissions approach during this application cycle. Please review the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) and Participating Medical Schools and Deadlines for updates provided by medical schools. We encourage you to check directly with the medical schools where you are applying for their most current information.

Transcripts

AMCAS only accepts official transcripts mailed by your registrar or electronically submitted by our approved vendors, National Student Clearinghouse and Parchment. Transcripts will not be accepted via email or fax. Please review transcript processing timelines and the transcript FAQs below for more information.

Application Verification

The verification process may take six to eight weeks once your application reaches “Ready for Review.” Your application is “Ready for Review” once your applications is submitted and all required transcripts have been processed. We recommend checking transcript processing timelines and the transcript processing tool for the status of your transcript, as well as our website, for updates on application processing timing. 

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These resources can help you manage your student loan debt and determine which loan repayment option is best for you during residency

FIRST Resources

Review frequently downloaded publications, infographics and charts about financial aid, loans, credit, budgeting, and loan repayment.

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FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools)

FIRST provides you with unbiased and reliable guidance about paying for medical school, managing money, and successfully repaying your student loans.  

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Which MCAT Accommodations Application Should I Submit?

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MCAT Exam with Accommodations

If you have a disability or medical condition that you believe requires an adjustment to standard testing conditions, we encourage you to apply for accommodated testing. 

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Scheduling an MCAT Exam with Accommodations

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Submitting an Application or Request

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Application Guidelines and Requirements

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Review Cycles and Important Dates

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Participate in AAMC Feedback Opportunities

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MCAT FAQs

Get answers to your questions about MCAT registration, scores, and more.

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Medical Career Fairs

Attending a medical career fair is a great way to learn about multiple schools, programs, and admissions requirements all in one place. You’ll be able to talk to lots of medical school admissions professionals and current medical students about the specific opportunities at their schools.

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Who Is Eligible to Participate in the Fee Assistance Program?

Learn the eligibility requirements for the Fee Assistance Program, including address guidelines, parental information, award limits, and benefits.

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