Career planning resource

Are you hitting your medical career milestones? AMA can help you plan and achieve your career goals.

Planning for residency

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Study Tips for the USMLE® & COMLEX-USA®

Overview of these medical and licensing exams and effective ways to study for them.

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Obtaining a medical license

Find resources and insight on how to obtain your 1st medical license, 2nd license and additional licenses by state.

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Choosing a medical specialty

Gain insight into choosing a specialty, and guidance about the steps to take in medical school to enter a chosen training program.

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Scheduling clinical clerkships

Gain insight into scheduling a clinical clerkship, and guidance on finding one that fits for you.

Preparing for practice

Managing personal finances

Upon entering residency, create a financial plan that may include consolidating student loans, creating a budget and buying the right insurance.

Choosing disability insurance

Disability insurance covers physicians if an accident prevents you from working. Study the cost of your policy, its recovery benefits and other factors.

Podcasts series

AMA Making the Rounds Podcasts

Making the Rounds

This podcast features advice, interviews and discussions on the most important topics affecting residents’ lives and careers.

JN Listen™ CME podcast app

JN Listen™

Take a study break with JN Listen™, the new podcast app from the JAMA Network™. Stay up-to-date with the latest research from JAMA. Access is FREE for medical students!

IMGs and Match

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These 4 tips can help you succeed with Match

The hurdles to matching as an IMG are numerous but these tips can help you successfully leap from an international medical school to a U.S. residency program.