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Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SMDEP is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program for college freshman and sophomores.

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Minorities in Medicine

The AAMC is committed to a culturally competent, diverse, and prepared health and biomedical workforce that leads to improved health and health equity. Increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical education and biomedical sciences is part of our mission. 

Registration Now Open

Webinar: "Engaging Diverse Medical Students and Residents to Consider Academic Medicine Careers"

Medical students and residents are invited to participate in a free interactive webinar to learn more about the benefits of pursuing a career in academic medicine.

  • February 11, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • February 11, 5:30 p.m. MT
  • February 12, 5:30 p.m. CT
  • February 12, 5:30 p.m. PT

Contact: Patricia Pascoe at ppascoe@aamc.org or 202-741-0749

Related Programs and Services

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

students at SMDEP

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)  is a FREE six-week academic enrichment summer program for qualified freshmen and sophomore from racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine and dentistry—African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian.  SMDEP is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the program is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). 
SMDEP is hosted at 12 participating institutions (nine medical and dental site and three medical only sites) across the country with 80 students at each site.

The application is now open and the deadline for submission is March 1, 2015.
Contact: smdep@aamc.org or 866-587-6337 (toll free) and follow SMDEP on Facebook and Twitter

Medical Minority Applicant Registry (Med-MAR)

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MedMAR enhances admission opportunities for students from groups historically underrepresented in medicine. Medical school applicants who self-identify as being from groups historically underrepresented in medicine or who are economically disadvantaged and plan to take the MCAT® exam can register for Med-MAR.
Contact: Lisa Jennings at ljennings@aamc.org or 202-862-6289

Medical Career Fairs

Minority Student Medical Career Fair

The AAMC's Minority Student Medical Career Fair enables individuals interested in pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical science to learn about multiple schools and programs in one location.
Contact: careerfair@aamc.org or 202-862-6203

Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam, apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) application, or gain access to the Pivio® system.
Contact: fap@aamc.org or 202-828-1120