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Learn Serve Lead 2017

News and information about Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Boston.

How is the MCAT Exam Scored?

Published Nov. 7, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

There is no curve associated with the MCAT exam. Instead, the MCAT exam is scaled and equated so that scores have the same meaning, no matter when you test. Learn more about how the exam is scored.

For Students

Published Jan. 3, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Learning opportunities can provide exposure to new educational experiences and a chance to explore residency opportunities. The Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program streamlines the application process for medical and public health students.

For Institutions

Published Jan. 4, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ program is designed for medical and public health students to pursue short-term learning opportunities in locations away from their home institutions. These opportunities are sometimes called away rotations, away electives, clinical...

AMCAS® Letter Service for Advisors and Other Letter Authors

Published Aug. 31, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) accepts letters of evaluation and distributes them to participating medical schools electronically. This service enables letter authors to send all letters to AMCAS rather than to each school.

Practice for the MCAT Exam

Published Oct. 5, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Prepare for the MCAT exam with official test prep resources written by the test developers at the AAMC.


It’s possible to switch specialties during your residency training or even later in your career, but it can be a challenging process.

Pre-Health Advisors

As a pre-health advisor, you have a critical role in guiding your students on their individual paths to medical school. The AAMC provides accurate, reliable resources and tools on medical school admission requirements, financial aid, the application process, and more, to support you in providing the best guidance to your students. 


The AAMC is the voice of academic medicine. We advocate on behalf of our members--the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals--so they can further their missions of providing the most advanced care, conducting groundbreaking research, and educating and training the next generation of doctors. Read about the top issues affecting these missions, and learn how you can get involved.


Search or browse the calendar to view events and key dates for AAMC services, such as MCAT registration and AMCAS application dates.

Financial Aid

Whether you’re thinking about how to pay for medical school, manage your finances during medical school, or determine your loan repayment options after medical school, with AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) program you’ll find unbiased, reliable guidance along your pathway to medical school and beyond.


Know which AAMC service you are looking for?  Find the pre-med, medical student, and resident programs and services here.

Deciding if Medicine is for You

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?

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.

Inspiring Stories

There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician. If you are a medical student or resident and would like to participate in an Inspiring Stories interview, please contact for more information.

Medical Career Paths

Explore all of your medical career options to see what could be a good fit.

Ways to Explore More

Find resources and information on preparing for medical school, making the most of your summers, working with mentors, and more.

Pre-Med Club Lesson Plans

This program is intended to inspire students in under-resourced communities to pursue a career in medicine.The lesson plans are available to any educators, parents, and volunteers.

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