This is a selected list of career planning resources to help aid medical students who are choosing a medical specialty and residency program.
National Resident Match Program - NRMP
Books at MCW Libraries:
Directories of Residency Programs
Books on Selecting and Surviving a Residency Program
Web Sites on Residency Programs:
AAFP - Strolling Through the Match
Practical guide to selecting a residency and the Match process.
AAFP – Virtual Family Medicine Interest Group: Residency
Comprehensive coverage of the what, when, why, and how of residency selection, and the transition process. Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
AAP – Pediatric Career Information
Document includes information about education, training, subspecialties, practice options, income, workforce issues, satisfaction, and more. Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Provides links to important information for residents such as residency program requirements, duty hour standards, and complaint procedures.
AMA (MSS) Residency: Information on Selecting and Applying for a Residency
Sponsored by the AMA Medical Student Section
APA Residency Resources
American Psychiatric Association resources for residents and fellows.
Sponsored by the American Urological Association.
Used by medical students, residents and fellows to research graduate medical education opportunities and plan their careers. Includes ResidencyFIND, a database of more than 4,000 residency programs in the United States.
Careers in Medicine
Careers in Medicine is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program.
ERAS: The Electronic Residency Application Service
ERAS is a service which transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and medical schools to residency programs using the Internet.
American Medical Association - Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database.
Includes information on over 7,800 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. Some of the information at the website is only accessible to registered participants.
Online Guide to Choosing a Surgical Residency
Comprehensive and authoritative resource developed by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Medical Student Education.
So, You Want to Be a Surgeon . . .
American College of Surgeons Web site developed to help you decide whether you are physically, intellectually, and emotionally suited to be a happy and successful surgeon.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Residency and fellowship information, as well as general information, regarding emergency medicine.
Transitional Year Program Directory: The Purple Book Online
This online directory provides information on Transitional Year Residency programs. Sponsored by the Association for Hospital Medical Education.
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