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Aspiring Docs Diaries

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A blog about what it's like to be med student today

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Ask a Med Student Video Series

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Students talk about their path to medical school, what med school courses are like, patient experiences, and more.


Public Health Pathways for Pre-Meds

Public Health Pathways for Pre-Meds

Find training opportunities for pre-med students.

Aspiring Docs

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The Aspiring Docs program provides inspiration and resources so anyone can aspire to be a physician.


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Doctor holding a model of the lungs The Basics
Learn about the application process and decide if medical school is right for you.



Doctor and students examining a patient Get Experience
How to get medical experience before you apply to medical school.



A woman in a lab coat holding a pipette Career Options
Explore all of your medical career options to see what could be a good fit.



Papers with the words Student Loan Application Form Paying for Med School
You can pay for medical school. Learn how to best utilize financial aid resources.



Photograph of a female medical student Inspiring Stories
There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.


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Getting Into Medical School

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The AAMC is here to help you navigate the journey from pre-med through residency and beyond—with reliable, trusted resources and services.


Thinking About Applying?

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"The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions" can help you get ready to apply to medical school.

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