Why you should attend 

The AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair enables aspiring applicants and premeds like you to connect with medical schools and admissions experts from around the U.S. and Canada. In addition, you can attend information sessions led by admissions officers, current medical students, and other experts. Registrants will also receive a 15% discount on a one-year or two-year MSAR subscription. (Codes are sent within 2 business days after registration.)

Note: In order to register, you must create a new user name and password. The fair platform is separate from other AAMC applications.

Since 2016, over 80,000 aspiring medical students have attended this free event and interacted with experts, medical students, and admissions officers. Some attendees have been offered interviews based on their conversations during the fair.

Schedule

This year the fair will take place over three days: April 10-12. Please note: We understand that many attendees are students or working professionals with busy schedules. Feel free to login and exit the fair as your schedule allows. 

Wednesday, April 10 | Live Information Sessions: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 11 | Chat with Medical Schools: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET
Friday, April 12 | Postbaccalaureate Program Fair: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Agenda

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Financing Your Medical Education: What You Need to Know

Speakers will discuss the cost of applying to medical school, how to apply for financial aid, the types of financial aid available for US citizens as well as DACA students; and loan repayment options and loan forgiveness programs. You will also learn about the AAMC FIRST program and resources to help you make wise borrowing and budgeting decisions. 

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Strategies for Standardized Tests: Mastering the MCAT® Exam and Beyond

Are you a great student but you struggle with anxiety, overthinking or low confidence before high stakes exams? Do you believe you’re simply ‘bad at taking standardized exams,’ and see the MCAT as an obstacle preventing you from becoming a physician?

Medical Education Learning Specialist Dr. Shavonia Wynn will explain why tests are structured the way they are, and share strategies to set you up for success on the MCAT as well as the subsequent standardized exams you’ll encounter throughout your medical education and career. Dr. Wynn will share real-world examples from more than a decade of working with premeds and medical students so you, too can put these learning strategies into practice. The session will also feature current medical students who will share their experiences overcoming test taking challenges.

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Watch What Happens Live: Mock Interviews with Real Admissions Officers

Although medical schools use interviews as a tool to evaluate applicants, it's also a chance for applicants to evaluate the culture of a medical school and determine which schools are the best fit for them. This session will share tips for preparing for both virtual and in-person interviews, explain how schools use interviews as part of their assessment process, allow participants to view a live mock interview and hear feedback from current admissions officers.

Stay tuned - additional session(s) will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Exhibit Hall Opens

Chat with medical school admissions representatives, current medical students, and AAMC experts from AMCAS, MCAT, SHPEP, and more. You can also connect with student associations and NAAHP prehealth advisors for advice and guidance. In the coming weeks, the complete list of exhibitors will be added here.  

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How to Know if a Postbaccalaureate Program is Right for You

Postbaccalaureate pre-medical programs are designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, but need additional preparation before applying to medical school. This session will go over the features of different postbaccalaureate programs, including, career changer programs, record enhancement programs, linkage agreements, and the difference between undergraduate and masters level programs.

During this session you will hear from postbaccalaureate program representatives, program alumni and an admissions representative to share insight into how to choose a program that’s right for you. 

time iconApril 12, 2024 11:00

Exhibit Hall Opens

Chat with representatives from postbaccalaureate and special master’s programs across the country. Ask questions about their admission requirements, advising services, and program outcomes.

Participating Medical Schools, Associations, & Programs

Coming Soon

Virtual Fair FAQ’s

To view the complete list, click on “medical school list” at the top of this webpage. The list will be updated as schools (and associations or student groups) register.
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