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What exactly is "Pre-Med"?

Pre-Medicine, or Pre-Med for short, is not a major.  It is a track that you follow throughout your undergraduate career that prepares you for a postgraduate career in medicine, ensuring that you take the required pre-requisites for matriculation into medical school.  You can be pre-med and be any major that you want (i.e., you could be an English major and be pre-med).  We encourage our pre-medical students to seek out a major that interests them, and if that major happens to be outside the sciences, we fully support that.  If you have any questions on this, you can contact the director of the Health Professions Organization, Dr. Mary Engel.

 

Pre-Medical Resources


Association of American Medical Colleges- AAMC

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine- AACOM

Health Professions Evaluation Committee- HPEC


 

Applying


Average GPA, Test Scores, and Statistics

The AAMC's Prepare for the MCAT (Required reading for anyone taking the MCAT)

Shadowing a DO and Learning About the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine 

Guidelines for Social Media in Medical Practice

General Interview Tips

How Important is the Interview

AMCAS Fee Assistance Program

State Loan Forgiveness/Repayment Programs 

National Health Service Corps

Medical Scientist Training Program

Public Health 


 

MCAT Prep


The AAMC's MCAT Essentials (Required reading for anyone taking the MCAT)

The AAMC, Khan Academy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated on a project to create free educational tutorials to help students prepare for the revised Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) that will be administered in 2015.  It is our pleasure to announce that the first collection of these videos are now available. The tutorials (including videos and questions) were developed by winners of a video competition sponsored by the AAMC, Khan Academy and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Lessons will be available through Khan’s online learning library, as well as the Pre-health Collection of the AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL® iCollaborative. Currently the growing collection has 24 tutorials (each tutorial includes 4-8 videos and questions) to help undergraduate and pre-med students prepare for health care professions. The content creators and reviewers will expand the collection throughout the year, which is expected to include approximately 500 videos and an estimated 1,000 questions by the fall of 2014.


 

Other Organizations


World Health Organization

National Institutes of Health

Food and Drug Administration

National Cancer Institute

American Medical Student Association

The Virtual Hospital

Martindale Medical Sciences Collection

National Library of Medicine