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        Choosing a Medical Career

        I'm thinking about becoming a doctor, research physician, or a biomedical scientist.

        Explore medical career options, ways to get experience, inspiring stories, expert advice, and more, to help you choose your path to medicine. You might find options that you didn’t know existed. View More

        Medical Careers

        Medicine provides you with many career options—from clinical practice to biomedical research, from public health to medical education.

        Medical School 101

        Learn the basics of the requirements for getting into medical school, what it's really like, and options for paying for your medical education.

        Careers in Medical Research

        If you have an interest in scientific exploration and a desire to break new ground in medical knowledge, consider a career in medical research.

        I'm thinking about becoming a doctor, research physician, or a biomedical scientist.

        Explore medical career options, ways to get experience, inspiring stories, expert advice, and more, to help you choose your path to medicine. You might find options that you didn’t know existed.

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        Applying to Medical School

        I’m on a path to medical school.

        Find the support you need to prepare for the MCAT® exam, decide which medical schools best fit your needs, understand the medical school application process, prepare for medical school interviews, and more. View More

        Preparing for Medical School

        Find resources and information to help you prepare for medical school.

        Taking the MCAT® Exam

        The Medical College Admission Test® is a standardized, multiple-choice exam created to help medical school admissions offices assess applicants.

        Understanding the Process

        There are a lot of steps to applying to medical school and the AAMC has resources to guide you through the process.

        I’m on a path to medical school.

        Find the support you need to prepare for the MCAT® exam, decide which medical schools best fit your needs, understand the medical school application process, prepare for medical school interviews, and more.

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        Attending Medical School

        I’m currently in medical school, pursuing my career goals.

        In medical school, you’ll be choosing your specialty, taking the USMLE exams, and deciding on whether you’ll apply for fourth-year “away” electives. Find tips and expert guidance to help you better understand yourself, your options, and more. View More

        Tips for Surviving Medical School

        Seven things you can do to make the most of medical school.

        Choosing a Specialty

        With more than 120 options to choose from, how do you select something you’ll be happy with for the rest of your professional life?

        Electives and Make-up Courses

        The AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service® and Global Health Learning Opportunities® enable you to pursue electives outside of your home school.

        I’m currently in medical school, pursuing my career goals.

        In medical school, you’ll be choosing your specialty, taking the USMLE exams, and deciding on whether you’ll apply for fourth-year “away” electives. Find tips and expert guidance to help you better understand yourself, your options, and more.

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        Applying to Residency

        I’m on the road to residency.

        Get all the resources you need to ensure you have a successful residency application process. Timelines that guide you step by step, prepare for interviews with tips from current residents, and gain access to the critical data that can help you find the program that best fits your career goals, and more. View More

        Apply Smart for Residency

        Applying to residency involves a complicated set of steps and decisions. The AAMC is committed to providing information to help you apply smarter for...

        Applying to Residencies with ERAS®

        The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is the centralized online application service you’ll use to deliver your application to residency...

        FindAResident

        FindAResident is a year-round search tool designed to help you find open residency and fellowship positions.

        I’m on the road to residency.

        Get all the resources you need to ensure you have a successful residency application process. Timelines that guide you step by step, prepare for interviews with tips from current residents, and gain access to the critical data that can help you find the program that best fits your career goals, and more.

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        Training in a Residency or Fellowship

        I’m training in a medical residency or fellowship program.

        As you embark on the next leg of your journey to a medical career, you’ll be planning on your new life – possibly moving to a new location, managing your medical school loans, and more. Find resources to learn more about graduate medical education (GME) issues, tips on preparing your CV, guidance on loan repayment options, and more. View More

        Easing into Residency: Transition Tips

        Find suggestions to help you address important issues and transition from medical school to residency.

        Public Health Pathways for Residents

        Consider applying for a fellowship program or completing a public health degree or certificate, among other available options.

        Applying to Fellowships with ERAS®

        The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) transmits applications for U.S. fellowship positions.

        I’m training in a medical residency or fellowship program.

        As you embark on the next leg of your journey to a medical career, you’ll be planning on your new life – possibly moving to a new location, managing your medical school loans, and more. Find resources to learn more about graduate medical education (GME) issues, tips on preparing your CV, guidance on loan repayment options, and more.

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