Medical Students

Enhance your medical school journey with the latest medical news, expert advice and the tools you need to advance your future career.

Apply to win the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge

Apply to win $50,000 in innovation grants by telling us how to help shape 21st century medicine in one of 3 areas:

  • Making technology work for learning
  • Advancing digital health
  • Evolving digital medicine

The top 5 ideas will be invited to present at the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge event on June 11.

Submit an innovation: April 14–May 16
Provide feedback & support your favorite ideas: April 14–May 16

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Attend the AMA National Medical Student Annual Meeting

Join us in Chicago on June 9-11 to represent the voice and vision of medical students across the country. Learn from Keynote speaker Kevin Pho, MD, founder of KevinMD.com. Attend the AMA Medical Specialty Showcase and Clinical Skills Workshop. Take part in our national service project, the Doctors Back to School™ program, and more.

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Health Care News

6 key factors that build residents’ trust in interns 4/22/2016

For medical students who are looking ahead to their 1st year of residency, understanding the basis for senior residents’ trust in junior colleagues can be an important part of that transition. A new study reveals factors that help build trust and maximize autonomy of interns under resident supervision.

How students are at the forefront of transforming med ed 4/22/2016

You may have heard about the transformation of medical education underway at 32 of the nation’s medical schools—and chances are that you or someone you know is attending one of these schools. Are you familiar with the bold changes at these schools? Six medical students are sharing their firsthand perspectives on how they’re leading and benefiting from this concerted effort to create the medical school of the future.

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most missed question 4/22/2016

Each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most missed United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 test prep questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. Check out this most challenging question, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical.

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Medical Student Timeline

  • Year1

  • Year2

  • Year3

  • Year4

Year 1

  • Master the Basics

  • Study Smarter

Year 2

  • Prepare for Exams

  • Choose a Medical Specialty

  • Showcases & Workshops

Year 3

  • Clinical Rotations

  • Rank Away Rotations

Year 4

  • Register for the Match

  • Apply for Residency

  • Prepare for Exams

  • Navigate the Transition

Master the Basics

Need help preparing for an exam? Use Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards to help you master your basic science courses.

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Study Smarter

Discovering your learning style can help you study smarter, not harder. Study methods can be kinesthetic, auditory, visual or a combination of all three.

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Prepare for Exams

You'll need to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA exams. Join the AMA and earn up to 30% off Kaplan Medical exam prep materials.

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Choose a Medical Specialty

Explore different medical specialties for your year 3 rotations with AMA's comprehensive overview of specialties and sub-specialties.

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Showcases & Workshops

Attend the Medical Specialty Showcase to learn about specialties, medical fields and modes of practices. Participate in clinical skills workshops to hone your skills.

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Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are generally 6-8 weeks and follow 6 core specialties: pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics-gynecology and psychiatry.

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Rank Away Rotations

Learn from experienced residents on ways to prepare for away rotations and increase your chance for a successful match.

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Apply for Residency

Research 10,000 graduate medical training programs and board-approved combined specialty programs using the AMA's residency and fellowship database.

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Prepare for Exams

Most medical schools and residency programs require student to pass USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX-USA Level 2 in order to graduate and begin residency.

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Register for the Match

Learn about the Match process, what dates you need to know to register for the Match and when results are available.

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Medical School

What to Expect When Applying for Residency

Road Map to Residency

Consult this guide to learn about the residency application and matching process, find tips on how to prepare your CV and cover letter, and feel confident during your interview.

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Study Aids

The journey to licensure begins with USMLE and COMLEX-USA. Prepare early and on budget for these licensure examinations—join the AMA and earn up to 30% off Kaplan Medical and First Aid study programs.

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Residency & Fellowship

Choosing a Specialty

Explore different medical specialties and determine which one is best for you with AMA's comprehensive overview of specialties and sub-specialties.

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AMA Residency & Fellowship Database™

Research over 10,000 accredited graduate medical education training programs using FREIDA Online®, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database. Learn about programs and institutions nationwide to find the program that's right for you.

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Research & Publications

Treating High Blood Pressure in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of blood pressure, which can lead to greater cardiovascular risk. This study looks at the effects of sleep apnea treatments to control blood pressure.

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