RESOURCES | Career Planning


AAMC Careers in Medicine
Your introduction to exploring your physician career options, choosing your medical specialty, and applying smart to residency.

AAMC Roadmap to Residency
Roadmap to Residency is an important publication for anyone pursuing a career in medicine. In a single report, future doctors can obtain a comprehensive overview of the process of preparing for and applying to residency.

American Medical Association Interviewing for Residency
A career planning resource with tips for residency interviews and possible questions to ask.

Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)
ERAS is the centralized online application service you’ll use to deliver your application, along with supporting documents, to residency programs. 

FREIDA™ Allows you to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 12,000 programs - all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Match PRISM App
(The NRMP Program Rating and Interview Scheduling Manager)
A free mobile app that enables applicants in the Match to track programs during the interview process and create program ratings which can be used to generate a rank order list.

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
Link for registration for USMLE examinations.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) - Register for the NRMP Match.
Provides access to match data and reports.

Navigate your Journey from Pre-Med Through Residency
Explore medical career options, ways to get experience, inspiring stories, expert advice, and more, to help you choose your path to medicine. You might find options that you didn’t know existed.


  • First Aid for the Match, 5th Ed. (purchase online)
    Addresses common match mistakes, planning, choosing an adviser, application, interviewing and other important Match information.
  • Iserson's Getting Into a Residency (purchase online)
    A step-by-step guide through the process of selecting a medical specialty and obtaining a residency position. 
  • The Residency Interview: How To Make the Best Possible Impression, 1st Ed. (purchase online)
    This MedEdits guide provides applicants with insight about the residency interview process.
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