The pre-health collection serves as an online forum where instructors can share, rate, refer, and access a wide variety of teaching and learning tools organized by seven content areas: biochemistry, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology and sociology. The goal of the Pre-health Collection (PHC) is to ensure that free resources related to the pre-health competencies are widely available, particularly to under-resourced institutions. Pedagogical tools include worksheets, case studies, homework problem sets, animations, webpages, videos, and other instructional resources. Content includes resources for both lower and upper level study. The PHC also includes videos and problems sets developed in collaboration with Khan Academy.
In 2009, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and AAMC released the Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians report, providing guidelines for the necessary competencies in pre-medical and medical education. In 2011, the Behavioral and Social Sciences Foundations for Future Physicians report identified additional pre-health competencies. These pre-health competencies were further defined for the 2015 Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) and appear as scientific inquiry and reasoning skills and foundational concepts in The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam (MCAT2015), Fourth Edition. The image below shows how these competencies overlap.