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    GSA Student Affairs Resources

    The AAMC offers members access to a wide range of resources. 


    A Guide to the Preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    In an effort to improve the residency application process for both medical schools and residency programs - and with the needs of the student applicant in mind - the AAMC and leading members of the medical education and graduate medical education community have issued recommendations to change the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

    Guide for Unmatched Students (PDF) (Sign In Required)
    This guide is designed for use by unmatched students as they consider next steps to enhance their residency application, and by faculty advisors who are aiding these students in their continued career development.

    Student Guide to Parallel Plans (PDF)   (Sign In Required)
    This guide is designed for use by 4th year students who are considering parallel plan options as they enter the match. Students and faculty are encouraged to consult with the Student Affairs Dean, Registrar and Financial Aid Administrator at their institution for information about specific policies and procedures regarding a leave of absence, delayed graduation and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).


    Healthcare and Insurance Program Recommendations for Students (PDF)
    This document provides recommendations for student healthcare and insurance programs.

    Guidelines for the Consideration of Applications for Transfer or Advanced Standing
    This document provides guidelines for the consideration of applications for tranfer or advanced standing.

    Publications, Guides, and Handbooks

    Appropriate Treatment in Medicine (ATM): A Compendium on Medical Student Mistreatment (PDF)
    A compendium of guidelines on medical student mistreatment.

    Chemical Impairment Guidelines
    These guidelines are intended to assist medical schools in the development of policies and programs to insure appropriate care for any medical students who are impaired due to chemical abuse.

    Recommendations Regarding Student Health Services for Medical Students
    This resource provides recommendations regarding health services for medical students.

    GSA Member Handbook (PDF) (Sign In Required)
    A comprehensive online resource for GSA members that includes handbooks for the Admissions Officer, the Financial Aid Officer, the Student Affairs Officer, the Student Diversity Affairs, and the Student Records Administrator. The new resource also includes handbooks for the regional groups, as well as AAMC services and initiatives, GSA organizational structure, GSA representatives roles and responsibilities, and contact information for AAMC staff. The GSA will continue to evaluate and refresh the resources available to you and welcomes your feedback.

    Programs and Services

    Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)
    The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is the centralized online application service you’ll use to deliver your application, along with supporting documents, to residency programs.

    Careers in Medicine® (CIM®) (Sign In Required)
    Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a medical student will make. So the AAMC created Careers in Medicine® (CiM®), a career-planning program to help medical students:

    • Identify career goals
    • Explore specialty and practice options
    • Choose a specialty
    • Select and apply to residency programs
    • Make good career decisions

    National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
    The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or The Match®, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.

    Visiting Student Application Service® (VSAS®)
    The Visiting Student Application Service® (VSAS®) streamlines the application process for fourth year away electives at U.S. medical institutions.

    Databases and Listings

    Extramural Electives Compendium Public Search Page
    The Extramural Electives Compendium (EEC) contains essential information for medical students about elective opportunities at Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada.

    Summer Make-Up Course Directory
    Search for courses starting in the spring of each academic year.