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Medical student leadership opportunities

Take on leadership opportunities at the local, state or national levels to represent medical students and address their concerns—download PDFs or applications in DOCX format.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School

Student-focused benefits

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Medical student research retrospective: Whitney Stuard Sambhariya, MD

Translational research conducted in medical school was Dr. Stuard Sambhariya’s first step in a career rooted in lifelong scientific discovery.

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Research During Residency
Succeeding in Medical School
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What I wish I knew in medical school about USMLE Step 1 prep

As medical students prep for their dedicated study window, AMA member Pauline Huynh, MD, reflects on what worked in her Step 1 prep.

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USMLE® Step 1 & 2
Succeeding in Medical School
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3 keys to boosting your medical student leadership skill set

Involvement with the AMA during medical school can offer valuable experiences that can shape one’s leadership skills for an entire career. Learn more.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School

Making the Rounds

Get the latest advice, interviews and discussions on the most important topics affecting the lives and careers of medical students and residents.

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USMLE Step 2 FAQs: Study tips and insight on the exam’s future

Step 1's switch to pass-fail could have a ripple effect on medical students' approach to USMLE Step 2 study prep. Learn more with experts and the AMA.

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USMLE® Step 1 & 2
Succeeding in Medical School
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Know the pros and cons of third-party medical school study resources

About 70% of medical students look to YouTube, Wikipedia and for-pay resources to help with pre-clinical studies. Learn about benefits and drawbacks.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School
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For your USMLE Step 1 study plan, follow the evidence on what works

The USMLE Step 1 is unlike any standardized exam you’ve taken before. Learn with the AMA about the study methods shown to work best.  

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USMLE® Step 1 & 2
Succeeding in Medical School
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Medical student research retrospective: Toni-Ann Lewis, MD, MPH

Toni-Ann Lewis’ medical student research focused on disease pathologies and stigma. She offered insight gained from her earliest scholarly pursuits.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School
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Mastering M2: Top questions for your second year of medical school

This AMA FAQ helps medical students navigate the second year of training by offering insight on some common questions.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School