2024 AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) invites you to attend the Virtual Medical School Fair, April 10-12.

Here are five reasons to attend the fair:

  • The three-day format will feature three days of invaluable opportunities for you to connect with experts to help you prepare to apply to medical school
    • Wednesday, April 10: Attend live information sessions with Q&A’s on topics related to applying for, attending, and financing medical school
    • Thursday, April 11: Live chat with representatives from medical schools across the United States
    • Friday, April 12: Engage with representatives from post baccalaureate and special master’s programs to ask about their admission requirements, advising services, and medical school acceptance rates
  • Narrow down your list by speaking directly with medical school admissions representatives
  • Learn from the experiences of current medical students
  • Gain valuable insights into the medical school application process, financial aid, the MCAT® exam, the AMCAS® application, the SHPEP program, and more.
  • Your FREE registration includes a 15% discount* on a 1-or 2-year subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR®) website

Click here to Register for the 2024 AAMC Virtual Fair Today


The of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Pre-medical Enrichment Program (PREP) application is open!

Program Dates: Jul. 8, 2024 – Aug. 16, 2024

Application Deadline: 3/1/24 at 11:59pm PST

Description: A 6-week intensive summer program that provides pre-med students with the means to strengthen their ability and readiness to study medicine. Full participation in the program allows participants to enhance their chances of being accepted into medical school and succeeding once there.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a 3rd year, 4th year, or recent college graduate
  • Applicants must come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background
  • Applicants must be U.S citizens, hold a permanent residency or have documentation of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California
  • Minimum 2.8 Cumulative GPA
  • Applicants should have not taken the MCAT before July 15, 2024
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing issues affecting underserved populations in healthcare
  • Compelling personal statement (PDF Format)

Need live assistance with your application? The team will be available via Zoom every Thursday from 1:00-2:00 pm PST during our drop-in office hour. Click this link to register for drop in hours!

Lewis Scholars Imhotep (LSI) Project!

Applications for the LSI Project at Morehouse College’s Public Health Sciences Institute (PHSI) are open for the 2024 summer program! The LSI Project offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate junior, senior and recent graduates to engage in innovative research and gain valuable experience in public health. As a dedicated team committed to fostering future leaders in public health, we invite all enthusiastic students to apply!  

The application deadline is January 31, 2024, and interested students can submit their application on our website at https://slate.morehouse.edu/register/lsiproject2024.  

To learn more about the program and apply, please click here to visit the LSI Project Program Website!

SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair

This is your exclusive invitation to connect with exhibitors representing various health profession associations, schools, and program collaborators. Whether you’re a prospective SHPEP applicant, a program alum, a high school or college student, a non-traditional student, a prehealth or academic advisor, a K-12 school counselor, a partner or collaborator, students taking gap years, or even a parent or guardian – this event is tailored for you!

When: January 23 and 24

Please click here to register for the SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair!

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP) are great opportunities to engage in a biomedical research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The SURP applications deadline is January 31st, 2024.

More information about our summer programs can be found at the SURP website or by contacting us at SURP@ouhsc.edu.

SURP highlights:

  • $5,000 summer salary
  • Full-time research at OUHSC
  • Weekly enrichment sessions
  • Final Symposium and luncheon

Interested in pursing an MD/PhD?

The Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program) on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be hosting an Information Session on January 24, 2024 from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.  This is an informal chat with program staff and current fellows to answer questions about our MD/PhD program, the admissions process, and Michigan.  Interested in learning more, click here to register for this MD/PhD chat!

UM-SMART Summer Research Program

UM-SMART is 10-week summer undergraduate research program designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. The goal of the UM-SMART program is to help students decide if a career as a physician-scientist is right for them, and to enhance competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs.  

To learn more about this program and to apply visit the UM-SMART website for more information.

Application deadline:  January 19, 2024

Program dates:  May 28-Aug 2, 2024

Applicants belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes:  Individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, such as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds such as family annual income below established low-income thresholds, or an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) will be hosting virtual Choose DO – Osteopathic Medical School Expo’s featuring panel discussions with current medical students, faculty and staff. Each of our colleges of osteopathic medicine, will also have break-out rooms where applicants can speak with Admissions staff.

All of the events will be held from 12:00 noon -6:00pm ET on the following dates.

Refreshing the Premed Competencies

The premed competencies which were formerly known as the core competencies for entering medical students have been updated through a joint effort between the AAMC and members of the academic medicine community to reflect current and future expectations for new medical students.

The premed competencies continue to cover a broad range of professional, science, and thinking and reasoning competencies. In addition to knowledge of science, aspiring physicians need to understand different perspectives, engage in self-reflection, demonstrate humility, and have a desire to grow and learn. The premed competencies serve as a roadmap for students as they prepare to succeed in medical school.

Medical school admissions committees will begin using the updated premed competencies in the 2024-2025 application cycle to evaluate applicants’ readiness for medical school through a holistic review of each application. The AAMC also continues to offer resources to support prehealth advisors and students as they prepare in these areas and demonstrate them on their medical school application.

Calling all Future Athletic Trainers!

The Association for Athletic Training Education (AATE) is pleased to sponsor the AT each | moment Virtual Fair on October 25 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm (Eastern).

This event provides an opportunity for students to explore a career in athletic training and to connect with representatives from AT schools around the country – all in one afternoon. Attendees can access live events (All About Athletic Training, Understanding the Application Process, and AT School – The Student Perspective), get questions answered about the application process, and discover the AT school that’s the right fit. Use the attached flyer or visit ateachmoment.com to register. 

For more information on how to become an athletic trainer, career pathways in this exciting healthcare profession, and information for health professions advisors like you, please visit ateachmoment.com or contact us directly at admin@aated.org .