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What's on the MCAT Exam?

Published Dec. 27, 2017, 6:18 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.

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities

Published Jan. 3, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO™) program is designed for medical and public health students to pursue short-term learning opportunities in locations away from their home institutions. VSLO streamlines the application process for both students and institutions. ...

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.

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.

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.

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...


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.

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.

Ways to Explore More

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

Medical School 101

Learn the basics of the requirements for getting into medical school, what it's really like, and options for paying for your medical education.

Careers in Medical Research

If you have an interest in scientific exploration and a desire to break new ground in medical knowledge, a career in medical research might be for you.

Getting Into Medical School

Learn the basics about the requirements and a general timeline for getting into medical school.

MD-PhD Dual Degree Training

MD-PhD programs provide training in both medicine and research. They are specifically designed for those who want to become research physicians.

PhD in Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists bridge the gap between the basic sciences and medicine. The PhD degree is the gateway to a career in biomedical research.

What Medical School Is Really Like

Medical students share their experiences and give advice to pre-medical students.

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