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FIRST Program

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides a full range of informational resources under their Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) program for medical education. Using these resources can help applicants, medical school students, residents, advisors and financial aid officers to enhance their financial literacy, make informed decisions regarding loans, and provide strategies to manage debt wisely.

Available Information

The FIRST site offers information to help you:

  • Create a plan to responsibly manage and repay your student loan debt
  • Understand the long-range impact of your financial decisions
  • Become a well-informed consumer
  • Practice healthy financial habits
  • Expand your financial literacy
  • Achieve a smooth transition from medical school to residency

FIRST Online Tools

Explore the FIRST site and discover the following tools:

  • Education Debt Manager booklet
  • Federal loan repayment comparison chart
  • Federal loan repayment estimator
  • Financial Wellness program
  • FIRST fact sheets
  • Loan repayment timeline
  • Med Loans Organizer and Calculator tool
FIRST Program