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Career Planning Resource

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The AMA Career Planning Resource is a helpful guide for navigating the many issues that arise when preparing for a career in medicine. This tool helps students, residents, fellows and young physicians manage the demands of training and today’s practice environment.

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Explore the milestones from medical school to practice.

The guide includes:

  • Preparing for the USMLE®
  • Scheduling Clinical Clerkships
  • Choosing a Medical Specialty
  • Applying for Residency
  • Understanding Licensure and Certification Requirements
  • Comparing Medical Practice Settings
  • Finding Residency and Fellowship Programs
  • Writing a CV
  • Understanding Employment Contracts
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Managing Finances
  • Ensuring Physician Wellness
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