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FIRST for Pre-health Advisors

Pre-health Advisors

Resources for staff who advise aspiring medical students

FIRST for Students

The prospect of financing your medical education may seem daunting—but you have lots of options. FIRST for Medical Education offers resources and information that can help.


Financial Aid Toolkit

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The Financial Aid Toolkit has it all! Customize your results by topic, audience, and format.



Repayment Choices

Loan Repayment Choices


Loan Repayment/Forgiveness and Scholarship Programs


National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The NHSC offers loan repayment and scholarship assistance for primary care providers who serve in communities with limited health care.


Financial Aid Fact Sheets for Applicants and Students

Financial Aid Fact Sheets are short, informational sheets on a variety of financial aid-related topics. They are designed to shorten often confusing or complex topics to the basics. For more information regarding Financial Aid Facts topics, contact first@aamc.org or consult the financial aid office at your institution.


Federal Loan Servicers

If you’re not sure who services your student loan, you can find out by logging onto the National Student Loan Data System External Link (NSLDS) or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). To see a current list of Federal Student Aid servicers, you may also go to Student Aid on the Web External Link.

Medloans® Organizer and Calculator

Medloans Organizer and Calculator

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


Financial Literacy 101 External Link

Learn about financial topics unique to the needs of medical students and residents.


FIRST Resources

Guides, publications, and resources pertaining to financial aid, debt management, and loan repayment.

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Physician Education Debt and the Cost to Attend Medical School 

2012 Update
This report outlines current trends in education debt and the cost to attend medical school, with a focus on 2012 data.


A-Z Reference List

An alphabetical list of tools and resources available on the FIRST website.