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The Official Website of the Association of American Medical Colleges
The AAMC and the medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic and professional societies, faculty, residents, and students that AAMC represents are committed to improving the nation's health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care. AAMC is dedicated to the communities they serve, committed to advancing the public good, and steadfast in their desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role they are privileged to play in our society.

With a half-century history of medical student activism, AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Starting in 1960, the association focused its energies on the problems of the medically underserved, inequities in our health-care system and related issues in medical education. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of over 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

The Next Generation
This is an online publication for pre-medicine undergraduates affiliated with the New England Journal of Medicine. The Next Generation highlights NEJM articles, interviews their authors, and provides thoughtful coverage of issues of interest to the next generation of the physician workforce.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
This journal’s key objective is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. JAMA publishes original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics. It continues to provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions. JAMA enables physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own.

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)
JAOA is the official scientific publication of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), as well as the scholarly, peer-reviewed publication of the osteopathic medical profession. It provides a forum for communicating and disseminating philosophical concepts, clinical practice observations, and scientific information, and for defining the current status of the profession. It is directed toward the osteopathic primary care physician with a broad range of interests and provides a clinical and scientific update for the osteopathic specialist. JAOA publishes original investigations, current reviews with an expert critical viewpoint, and didactic discourses in a wide variety of clinical fields.

The Student Doctor Network (SDN)
The Student Doctor Network (SDN) is an independent community of students, advisors, educators, and practicing doctors. Our membership extends from college students to practicing doctors in every field of healthcare, from allopathic medicine to veterinary medicine. SDN has communities for every doctorate-level healthcare field.

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