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What's on the MCAT Exam?

Published June 10, 2016, 5:18 p.m.

Use this resource to find out everything you‘ll need to know to prepare for the new MCAT Exam. Take a tour of the materials—watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.

Nationwide, Medical Schools Celebrate Largest-Ever Match

Published March 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

At Match Day celebrations around the country, more than 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors learned where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training.

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New Research Shows Shortage of More than 100,000 Doctors by 2030

Published March 14, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

The United States will face a significant shortage of physicians fueled by population growth, an increase in the number of aging Americans, and retirement of practicing doctors.

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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

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.

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.

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Core Competencies and the Heart of Learning

Published Sept. 25, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

The realities of modern medical practice require medical education to focus on practical skills and competencies, but empathy must remain at the center of it all.

AAMC Applauds Bill Aimed at Correcting Ratings System That May Mislead Patients

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.

Star Ratings "Deeply Flawed," Offer Incomplete Picture of Hospital Performance

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 6:53 p.m.

AAMC Urges Patients Not to Be Misled by Ratings

AAMC Applauds Howerton Appointment to PCORI Board of Governors

Published Sept. 22, 2016, 7:35 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement applauding the appointment of Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS, to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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AAMC Report Shows Decline of Black Males in Medicine

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

Despite efforts to increase diversity, the numbers of black men in medicine have been stagnant for nearly 40 years.

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Early Adopters of Bundled Payments Discuss Challenges, Lessons Learned

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

Bundled payments are transforming how we deliver care. Providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Initiative discuss some of the challenges and protocols they have developed to improve efficiency and outcomes.

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Space Medicine: A New Frontier for Aspiring Physicians

Published Sept. 20, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Can’t see yourself practicing in a traditional medical setting? Consider applying to one of five accredited U.S. residency programs in space medicine.

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Convey: A New System to Simplify the Process for Disclosing Financial Interests

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

A new AAMC resource will simplify the process and reduce the time it takes physicians, scientists, and researchers to make required disclosures.

The Water Crisis in Flint and How a Community-Based Medical School Came to the Rescue

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Administrators and physicians at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine played a pivotal role helping the Flint community identify and respond to the water crisis.

Match Day 2016: The Thrill of the Match

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:34 p.m.

Nearly 94 percent of U.S. MD seniors matched to residency training positions this year, but ongoing concerns remain about the number of federally funded residency positions.

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Getting to Price Transparency: A Learning Curve for Physicians and Patients

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

Patients need to know and understand what their care will cost when there will be out-of-pocket expenses. A new AAMC resource offers several tools to help hospitals improve price transparency.

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Academic Medicine Aims to Foster More Supportive Learning Environment

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are enhancing efforts to cultivate a respectful teaching environment through innovative programs and policies that address unprofessional conduct.

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Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Recognizing the high suicide rate among physicians, medical schools and teaching hospitals have become more focused on cultivating a learning environment that supports mental health.

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