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FIRST for Students and Residents

FIRST for Students and Residents


Get free resources to help students and residents make smart financial decisions.

Tools for Financial Aid Officers

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The AAMC offers members access to a wide range of resources. Please sign in at the top right of this page to access member-only resources and content.

Graduating Student Resources for Financial Aid Officers
Resources include:

  • Education Debt Manager (EDM)
  • Student Loans and Repayment Strategies Presentation
  • AAMC Monthly Payment Estimator for Medical Students
  • Loan Repayment Timeline
  • Exit Counseling - Requirements and Recommendations for FAOs

Matriculating Student Resources for Financial Aid Officers
Resources include:

  • Education Debt Manager (EDM)
  • Money Management Presentation for the Class of 2022
  • AAMC Monthly Payment Estimator for Medical Students
  • Debt Fact Card
  • Loan Repayment Timeline
  • Entrance Counseling - Requirements and Recommendations for FAOs

Presentations for Students and Residents

Student Loans and Repayment Strategies Presentation (Sign in required for access)
This presentation can be downloaded for use, or printed and provided as a supplement to exit counseling or presenting debt management sessions. Feel free to add or delete slides, but please do not edit existing slides in any way. The slides are a copyright of the AAMC.*

Money Management Presentation for the Class of 2022 (Sign in required for access)
This presentation can be downloaded for use, or printed and provided as a supplement to entrance counseling or debt management sessions. Feel free to add or delete slides, but please do not edit existing slides in any way. The slides are a copyright of the AAMC.* (please contact Denine Hales dhales@aamc.org if you have trouble downloading)

Presentation for Residents (Sign in required for access)
How to Manage Student Loans During Residency is a PowerPoint presentation prepared for Financial Aid Officers to present to residents. This presentation was developed using the data from Graduate Questionnaire completed by the most recent graduating class (2016). The presentation can be downloaded for use, or printed and provided to residents as a resource for managing their student loans. You may add or delete slides, but please do not edit existing slides in any way.  The slides are a copyright of the AAMC. The Education Debt Manager (EDM) is another valuable resource to provide to your resident audience.  Questions about the information provided can be emailed to first@aamc.org.

Other Financial Aid Topics for Students and Residents

All Things Credit (Sign in required for access)
This presentation covers topics including credit, credit scores, tips to improve one's credit, as well as a review of what to look for in credit reports and credit cards, and how to protect oneself from identity theft.

*All information is accurate and compliant with Federal Regulations to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change based on federal legislation. This presentation is intended to provide general information and is not intended to fulfill or replace any federally mandated requirement. For a comprehensive list of counseling requirements, review IFAP External Link.

MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator

Medloans Organizer and Calculator

Organize and track your loans with the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator for medical students and residents.


Matriculating and Graduating Resources

Resources to help Financial Aid Officers meet the federal requirements for entrance and exit interviews. 


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