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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Medical Admissions Updates

The Association of American Medical Colleges meeting this year was fantastic. We attended sessions about medical school admissions, medical education, and residency training. This meeting allows us to stay up to date with the current trends in medical education so we can offer clients the best guidance and support. Click Here for meeting highlights and…


ERAS Resources

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits The Association of American Medical Colleges has terrific resources this year to guide applicants through the residency application process. The most notable addition to their library of resources includes video tutorials about how to navigate the web-based application. Click Here to access the AAMC ERAS resources. If you are interested…


Medical School Enrollment

By Jessica Freedman MD, MedEdits As most medical school applicants know, the Association of American Medical Colleges planned to increase United States allopathic medical school enrollment by 30% by the year 2015. The actual increase will be 23% by 2015. This data is outlined in the 2009 Medical School Enrollment Survey. Based on the results…


The Doctor Shortage: The Need For More Residency Positions

Dr. Darrell Kirch, president of the Association of American Colleges (AAMC), whom I heard speak at the annual AAMC meeting in November 2009, wrote an op ed piece in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend about the need to increase the number of residency positions in the United States to alleviate the looming doctor…


>Discussion About The Doctor Shortage on NPR

>Listen to this discussion with Dr. Atul Grover from the Association of American Medical Colleges on NPR about the looming doctor shortage. He mentions many topics including the importance of increasing the number of residency training slots, medical students specialty choice and the implications of an aging population. MedEdits: www.MedEdits.com


>ERAS Worksheet and Resources

>As residency applicants get ready to submit their residency applications, they should review the materials offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that may help. Most important is the ERAS worksheet which outlines what is required for the ERAS application, character limits, experience categories etc. Find your ERAS resources to download here. Visit:…