AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair Reading List

To help you prepare to chat with admissions officers from 65 medical schools, we’ve collected some of our AAMCNews articles on topics related to pre-meds and the pathway to becoming a physician.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Pre-Premed: Pipeline Efforts Steer Elementary School Students Into Medicine

Children as young as six are being encouraged to consider medical school. Learn why getting kids interested early could help medically underserved communities in the future.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Alda Center: Better Care Through Better Communication

Two experts from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science explain why formulating and delivering a message is not enough, regardless of the audience.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Medical Students Get Real-Life Lessons About Social Determinants of Health

Medical students describe their eye-opening takeaways from a program that immersed them in underserved communities.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

Patient experiences go beyond the symptoms they bring to a doctor’s office. Drawing out these narratives can provide a helpful context for physicians treating them.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Having Business Know-How Opens Up New Career Opportunities for Physicians

Medical schools are recognizing the need for physicians who have leadership, finance, and management acumen.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A First: Women Outnumber Men in 2017 Entering Medical School Class

New AAMC data provide an in-depth breakdown of U.S. medical school applicants and enrollees in 2017.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Standardized Patients Teach Skills and Empathy

Specially trained people pose as real patients, help medical students learn to handle sensitive issues.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Disparities, Cross-Cultural Education Slowly Gaining a Foothold During Residency

GME programs that include disparities education are helping doctors develop skills to provide culturally competent care with an eye toward reducing health disparities.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility

By pushing medical students outside their comfort zones, global health opportunities can ultimately help them promote health equity and be better advocates for their patients.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Raising the Profile of Social Science in Medical Education

The best-trained physicians will be able to apply their knowledge of behavioral and social sciences to patient care.