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AMA News Room

Oct. 14, 2013

AMA Announces New, Improved FREIDA Online Resource

For immediate release:
Oct. 14, 2013

Tool for medical students and residents re-launched to better serve those searching and applying for residency programs, fellowships

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that it has updated and re-launched FREIDA Online, the leading resource used to gather information about graduate medical education programs, also called residencies and fellowships.

"Tens of thousands of medical students and residents use FREIDA Online every year to help them find the residency program or fellowship that best fits their needs – no other resource provides the same breadth and depth of information," said AMA President Ardis D. Hoven, M.D. "The AMA is committed to helping physicians-in-training and physicians thrive at every stage of their career, which is why we’ve reengineered FREIDA Online to be as user-friendly as possible."

FREIDA Online has been updated to make it more intuitive and easier to use. New features include mobile device optimization, an enhanced search function and a map that plots program locations. AMA members will have access to additional features, including a tool to compare programs side-by-side, the ability to save searches and programs, and a dashboard to add notes, ratings and track the statuses of their applications and interviews.

The site remains available to AMA members and non-members, but all users will be required to create an account to access the updated FREIDA Online resource.

FREIDA Online lists information for the more than 9,400 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as the more than 100 Board-approved combined specialty programs. The resource also displays aggregate training program statistics for each specialty and subspecialty, as well as information on recent graduates of each training program.

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