Additional Web Sites
Note: Some of the links below will take you off the AMA website. The AMA is not responsible for the content of other websites.
Transitioning to Residency: What Medical Students Should Know
The AMA's Minority Affairs Consortium (MAC) has developed "Transitioning to Residency: What Medical Students Should Know," an online resource for medical students transitioning into residency training programs. This resource provides an overview of the planning, application, and selection process from the personal viewpoints of our MAC colleagues who have successfully gone through the process themselves.
FREIDA Online ® (Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access) is a database maintained by the AMA that contains information on more than 8,200 graduate medical education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as on 200 combined specialty programs. The database contains information about individual programs and specialty trends, such as work environment, salary, and work hours. In addition, FREIDA Online displays career plans of graduating residents and fellows. By defining and prioritizing various selection criteria - such as program size, start dates, participating in ERAS - students can review several programs or focus on a specific program for viewing. Student and resident members of the AMA can create and save folders of programs, and print out their own mailing labels.
Becoming an MD
The AMA’s Department of Medical Education maintains a website dedicated to "Becoming an MD." The site contains general information about the educational process and requirements for becoming a physician, and has information about some of the most popular medical specialties.
Careers in Medicine
Coordinated through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Careers in Medicine (CiM) is a four-phase program that is designed to assist you in understanding your options for choosing a specialty and selecting and applying to a residency program to meet your career objectives. CiM can be used as both a self-managed course and/or combined with career/specialty guidance programs provided by your medical school.
National Resident Matching Program
The website of the National Resident Matching Board, which governs the residency match process.
A comprehensive career planning site targeted to medical students, residents, and others. The site includes information about various specialties and sub specialties, as well as links to general "career insight articles."