Career Planning Resource
Are you hitting your medical career milestones? AMA can help you plan and achieve your career goals.
Finding residency and fellowship programs
FREIDA™ allows you to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 11,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Learning about early match programs
Explore various specialty options for finding a residency program.
Applying for residency
How to prepare your application and personal statement for residency programs.
Interviewing for residency
Tips on best ways to begin the interview process; first impressions matter.
Planning for residency
Study Tips for the USMLE® & COMLEX-USA®
Overview of these medical and licensing exams and effective ways to study for them.
Obtaining a medical license
Find resources and insight on how to obtain your 1st medical license, 2nd license and additional licenses by state.
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.
Scheduling clinical clerkships
Gain insight into scheduling a clinical clerkship, and guidance on finding one that fits for you.
Preparing for practice
Creating a standout CV
Learn how to write a curriculum vitae (CV) to emphasize the professional accomplishments considered most important in your discipline.
Understanding employment contracts
Find out what you need to know before signing a physician employment contract. Read up on how to understand your compensation package and more.
Finding a lawyer to review your contract
Considering a new job offer can be exciting and stressful. It is recommended that you hire a lawyer to assist you with contract review and negotiation.
Tips for negotiating employment contracts
Whether you are looking for your first job out of residency or have been practicing for years, negotiating your employment contract is important.
Employment interview and negotiation tips
Get ready for your medical job interview with our interview top tips. We cover contract negotiation, the importance of consulting legal advice and more.
Navigating state medical licensure
Each state requires practicing physicians to obtain medical licensing. Know what to expect when you apply for a medical license.
Evaluating a prospective employer
When considering an employment offer and evaluating a potential employer, you should do your homework and consider several issues beyond the contract.
Managing personal finances
Upon entering residency, create a financial plan that may include consolidating student loans, creating a budget and buying the right insurance.
Managing medical student loans
Understanding student loans and tips for managing yours.
Understand debt & credit scores
Good debt vs. bad debt, credit cards and how to improve your score.
Buying vs. renting a home
Learn about interest rates, buying property and your budget.
Planning for retirement
Consider investment options for securing your financial future.
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.
Understanding disability insurance for physicians
Many physicians fail to consider the necessity of disability income insurance to protect their ability to make a living.
Evaluating a disability policy
Every physician should consider several important provisions when evaluating a disability insurance policy.
Protecting professional practices
Consider purchasing insurance policies for you businesses and as a business owner.
Making the Rounds
This podcast features advice, interviews and discussions on the most important topics affecting residents’ lives and careers.
IMGs and Match
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.