One of the chief requirements of becoming a physician in the United States is successful completion of four years at one of the U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Preparing for medical school often means completing college prerequisites, earning a high grade point average and obtaining good recommendations. In addition to these tasks, aspiring physicians must often personally display evidence of their motivation, leadership and communication skills, and sense of service.
Applying for medical school can be a lengthy process. The AMA and the Association of American Medical Colleges offer all the information you need to help you manage from start to finish.
To ease the financial burden many medical students face when paying for medical school, the AMA offers a number of resources on medical education financing, securing financial aid and managing student debt. A number of scholarships and service opportunities are also available.