Below are a few helpful links for pre-medical students or aspiring physicians.
National Application Services
These first two are obvious but should be noted nonetheless. Beyond being your main links to the application services you will be using, these sites are home to a wealth of additional information about medical school and beyond:
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Association of American Medical Colleges (MD)
The following associations are good networking resources:
- Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA) (DO)
- Becoming a member of PreSOMA is free
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Pre-Meds (DO and MD)
- Becoming a member of AMSA PreMeds is not free — I believe the yearly dues are currently $75
The following link is a fun resource for “non-traditional” pre-meds — i.e. those who have taken a bit of time between undergrad and applying for medical school.
- Old PreMeds
- What you might find most helpful are the forums, which touch on topics like taking the MCAT, post-baccalaureate programs, applying, getting back into “student mode,” etc. As with all forums, though, I would caution taking the information you glean from them with a grain of salt 🙂