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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub

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The AAMC continues to monitor guidance from federal, state, and local health agencies as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Find information and updates from the AAMC on this global health concern.

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AAMC Services and Applications Operating Statuses

AAMC Services are modifying some program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons From COVID-19

The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons From COVID-19

Recommendations to provide clear direction for policymakers to begin preparing now for the next pandemic based on lessons learned from the current crisis.

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To help filter through the large volume of news about the novel coronavirus, Ross McKinney Jr., MD, AAMC chief scientific officer, with his team in the Scientific Affairs unit at the AAMC, has developed a new, limited run science-focused newsletter. Read the most recent edition (PDF)

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AAMC Services

AAMC Services are modifying some program operations during this rapidly changing situation due to coronavirus. We will update this page to keep you informed. Please follow the direction of your institutions and local health officials to ensure your health and that of those around you. Your safety and health are our highest priority.

Visit these Services pages for the latest updates:

AAMC Services Operating Status

American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)

2021 Cycle: Normal Operations
2022 Cycle: Normal Operations. Review FAQs.

Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)

2021 Cycle: Modified Dates. Learn More.

Fee Assistance Program

Normal Operations

Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®)

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®)

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Careers in Medicine® (CiM) Normal Operations
Convey® Normal Operations
Extramural Electives Compendium Normal Operations
Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) Normal Operations
Medical Minority Applicant Registry (Med-MAR) Normal Operations
Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) Normal Operations
Medical Student Well-Being Normal Operations
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs Normal Operations
Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs Normal Operations
Summer Makeup Course Directory Normal Operations

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For Medical Schools and Residency Programs

Updated Recommendations on Medical Student Away Rotations (April 14, 2021)

Toolkit: Practical Guidance to Support the Move from Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education (March 24, 2021)

Joint Announcement of Support for Students and Residency Programs Preparing for 2021-2022 Academic Year (February 23, 2021)

Open Letter on Residency Interviews from Alison Whelan, MD, AAMC Chief Medical Education Officer (December 18, 2020)

Guidance on Medical Students’ Participation in Direct Patient Contact Activities (August 14, 2020)

Addressing Concerns and Questions From MCAT® Examinees and Medical School Applicants (July 10, 2020)

NRMP® FAQs During COVID-19 Pandemic (June 23, 2020)

Recommendations for Away Rotations and Interviews for Fellowship Applicants in 2020-2021 (June 16, 2020)

Medical Student Documentation During the Public Health Emergency: CMS Rules (June 1, 2020)

Coalition for Physician Accountability Report on Learner Transitions from Medical Schools to Residency Programs in 2020 (May 21, 2020)

Conducting Interviews During the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 14, 2020)

Medical Student Away Rotations and In-person Interviews for 2020-21 Residency Cycle (May 11, 2020)

AAMC Considerations for Students Volunteering Beyond their Medical School’s Purview (April 3, 2020)

State Department Guidance on Permissible Training Activities for J-1 Physicians During COVID-19 (April 2, 2020)

AAMC Response to Temporary Suspension of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Testing (March 13, 2020)

MedEdPORTAL®: Virtual Learning Resources during COVID-19

Building Better Curriculum Webinars: Special Edition - COVID-19's Impact on Curriculum

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences Without Physical Patient Contact

COVID-19: Back to Campus: A complimentary course to train staff, students, and faculty on COVID-19 safety for their return to campus

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME®) accreditation-related COVID-19 updates and resources

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For Media

Access AAMC experts for information on how the academic community is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Press Release Joint AAMC, AHA Statement on NASEM Report on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine (October 2, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on Revised CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing (August 26, 2020)

COVID-19 and the Way Forward (RNC edition): A national discussion presented by the AAMC and The Hill (August 26, 2020)

COVID-19 and the Way Forward (DNC edition): A national discussion presented by the AAMC and The Hill (August 19, 2020)

Op/Ed: David Skorton and Ross McKinney, USA Today: Criticism of Dr. Fauci is misguided. Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving (July 15, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Statement in Support of Anthony Fauci, MD (July 13, 2020)

Op/Ed: Mark Laret & David Skorton, USA Today: Coronavirus exposed cracks in U.S. health care. Here are 5 ideas to fix the system (June 9, 2020)

Press Teleconference: Coronavirus: Perspectives and Principles to Reopen the United States (May 8, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on Regulatory Relief for Teaching Hospitals (May 1, 2020)

Interview: Skorton joins leaders at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. for discussion on impact of COVID-19 pandemic (May 1, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (April 21, 2020)

Interview: David Skorton, "CNN Newsroom": Widespread but uneven shortages in testing components (April 16, 2020)

Interview: David Skorton, "CBS This Morning": Testing Shortfalls Warning: Experts urge Fed. help and more tests needed to reopen America (April 16, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on COVID-19 Testing Capacity at Academic Medical Centers (April 14, 2020)

Press Release: AAMC Calls for Enhanced National COVID-19 Data Collection to Better Address Health Disparities (April 10, 2020)

Interview: David Skorton, NPR: How The U.S. Can Prepare For The Next Pandemic (April 5, 2020)

Op/Ed: David Skorton, USA Today: 5 steps the U.S. should take now to prepare for the next pandemic (April 3, 2020)

Video: David Skorton: Navigating an Unusual Moment, Together (April 2, 2020)

Interview: David Skorton: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2020)

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