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Association of American Medical Colleges Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®

FIRST for Pre-health Advisors

Pre-health Advisors

Resources for staff who advise aspiring medical students

A-Z Reference List

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Applicants  - The cost of applying to medical school

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Borrowing 101 - An Introduction to Credit
Budgeting - Budgeting Basics: Managing Your Money During the Lean Years
Interactive Budget Worksheet 

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Medloans® Organizer and Calculator - Organize and track your loans, then view sample repayment scenarios with the Medloans® Organizer and Calculator, the only web tool of its kind developed for medical students.

Compensation - Modern Healthcare 2013 Physician Compensation Survey  

Consolidating:

  • Consolidating Your Loans - Student loan consolidation information, including frequently asked questions about Federal Consolidation Loans

Contact Us - AAMC FIRST for Medical Education staff contact list
Cost of Applying  - The cost of applying to medical school
Your Credit Score - What It Is and Why It Matters

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Debt Fact Card  - 2013
Debt Fact Card Archive
Data Masters External Link - Salary and Cost of Living Data
Education Debt Manager for Graduating Medical School Students  - This brochure provides step-by-step, common-sense strategies for managing debt.

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The Economics of Becoming a Doctor
Videos explaining medical school financing and repayment strategies during residency.

Education Debt Resources for Residents 



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Financial Aid Toolkit External Link - the toolkit compiles all FIRST materials searchable by topic, audience, format, and time, providing you with a customized financial literacy and debt management resource list.

Facts for the First Day: Welcome to Medical School 
The Financial Aid Application Process 
Financial Literacy 101 External Link - Modules addressing crucial topics of the unique financial needs of busy medical students. (Sign in required)
Financing Medical School Education 
Financial Aid Facts - Financial Aid Facts are short, informational sheets on a variety of financial aid related topics. Facts are designed to reduce often confusing or complex topics to the basics.
FIRST for Financial Aid Officers

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Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

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Identity Theft - Protect Against Identity Theft
Income Based Repayment Plan - A new repayment plan for repaying your federal student loans.

Federal student loan interest rates External Link for the current year

Federal student loan interest rates External Link for loans first disbursed prior to July 1, 2013

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Leave of Absence - Taking a Break from Your Medical Education
Loan Forgiveness - Public Service for Loan Forgiveness
Loan Repayment Timeline  - Illustrates use of deferments, forbearance and repayment options for multiple loans.

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Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Facts  - The Debt Fact Card

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National Student Loan Data System External Link -The U.S. Department of Education's database for student aid

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Medloans® Organizer and Calculator - Organize and track your loans, then view sample repayment scenarios with the Medloans® Organizer and Calculator, the only Web tool of its kind developed for medical students.
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman External Link - Neutral, 3rd party resource to help resolve federal student loan disputes.

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AAMC Monthly Payment Estimator for Medical School Borrowers 
Physician Compensation - Modern Healthcare's 2013 Physician Compensation Survey  
FIRST for Pre-Health Advisors

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FIRST for Residents
Repayment:

Resources - Understanding Financial Aid, Informational and Print Brochures, Resources for Financial Aid Officers

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Stafford Loans 101
FIRST for Applicants and Students

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Taking a Break from Your Medical Education

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