Pre-Med Navigator: New Khan Academy Study Materials; Paying for Medical School Through Service

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AAMC Pre-Med Navigator
February 2016
New Study Materials Complete the Khan Academy MCAT Collection
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Like others who are preparing for the MCAT exam, you probably wonder how you can prepare for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section, which doesn’t require you to study specific content. The Khan Academy MCAT Collection now includes new study and guidance materials for this section of the MCAT exam to help you get started. With the addition of these materials, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection is now complete! It covers all of the content tested on the MCAT exam, and includes 1,100 videos and 3,000 review questions to help you study.
Learn more about studying for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section here.
Paying for Medical School Through Service
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One of the frequently asked questions we get from aspiring medical students is "How will I pay for medical school?" Nearly 80 percent of graduating students reported having outstanding educational loans at the end of medical school, according to the most recent AAMC Medical School Graduation Questionnaire. Some students who want to borrow less, or who want to have some or all of their loans forgiven, might want to consider providing medical service for a particular organization, employer, or program after medical school (or licensure). In return for their service, they receive the benefit of loan forgiveness or loan repayment. You might not be aware of some of these service commitments that provide loan forgiveness or repayment, but they can significantly offset the cost of a medical education.
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Applying to SMDEP – a Free Summer Enrichment Program
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Summer enrichment programs are a great way for you to explore career options and get experience in the medical field. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a free six-week program for freshman and sophomores who are underrepresented in medicine and dentistry. Get answers to the top five frequently asked questions, and be sure to submit your application by the March 1, 2016 deadline.
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Resource Highlight
Holistic Review Medical School Admissions
Have you ever heard the term, Holistic Review? Learn what it is and how it’s implemented in the admissions process.
Reminder
We also want to remind you that registration for the second half of the MCAT testing year will open in just a few days! On February 10, June-September test dates will open. If you plan to register, be sure to check out these top ten tips to help you get ready. And don’t forget to follow@AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements!
FIRST Tip of the Month
Applying to medical school involves more than just paying the application fee. Read over FIRST’s "The Cost of Applying to Medical School" fact sheet to prepare for some of the admissions-related costs that you will need to be prepared for when you start the application process.
Brought to you by FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) – an AAMC service that provides free resources to help you make wise financial decisions.
Important Dates
February 10
MCAT registration for June-September test dates opens
February 23
January 22 and 23 MCAT Scores Released
March 1
SMDEP Application Closes
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