The makers of the MCAT have announced the launch of a powerful new online, tool to help users manage their career from pre-medical studies through clinical practice.

In July, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) unveiled the new platform, called Pivio, calling it a single, secure resource designed to store, retrieve , and share important information and records. More significantly, for pre-meds, the Pivio system is designed to ease the medical school application process, provide guidance about which records and documents are most important to keep, and provide help with staying on track with important tasks and activities.

“The Pivio system not only will provide the ability to organize and manage a career portfolio, but will provide a foundation in the future for individuals to better understand the characteristics of their personal learning continuum that will help them achieve their professional goals,” said NBME President and CEO Donald E. Melnick, M.D., in the press release announcing the launch. “The AAMC and NBME anticipate that this service will enable individuals to gain new insights into the factors to target for future success, strengthening an evidence-based approach to guiding individual career development.”

The current features of Pivio allow pre-meds to access several functions and gives them the ability to: access a checklist and timeline of important activities and resources necessary to apply to medical school, access and store of MCAT scores and other academic records, upload documents and notes on volunteer and extracurricular activities, and maintain contact information for future letters of recommendation, among other features.

Initially, Pivio is being offered to students as an annual paid subscription service. For more information visit www.pivio.org.