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Resources for College & Pre-medical Students

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The first step to a promising career in medicine is to get a good undergraduate education. Find helpful tips and practical information on the types of courses to take while you are an undergraduate, how to get into a medical school, the broad range of medical careers open to you, and how to finance the first phase of your education.

Preparing for Medical School

Medical Schools

  • The Association of American Medical Colleges provides a list of medical schools in the United States and Canada as well as information about curriculum and admission requirements.
    http://www.aamc.org/medicalschools.htm
  • The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine offers information about osteopathic medical schools in the United States.
    http://www.aacom.org/

Premedical Opportunities

  • The American Association of Medical Colleges lists schools that offer postbaccalaureate premedical programs in the United States. These programs are designed for students who have graduated from college, but need to complete additional course work in the sciences before applying to medical school.
    http://services.aamc.org/postbac/
  • The National Institutes of Healthoffers number research and training opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.
    http://www.training.nih.gov/student/

Medical Specialties

Financial Resources