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Association of American Medical Colleges

Diversity and Inclusion

The Way Forward

The AAMC is working to increase diversity in medical education and to advance health care equity in the United States.

Pre-Med Event Request

Premed Speaker

Request a speaker or materials from AAMC Pre-Med.

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. 

Related Programs and Services

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) External Link

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 AAMC and the American Dental Education Association. 

Contact: 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 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: or 202-862-6203

Fee Assistance Program

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