The AMA is your powerful ally in medical school and throughout the journey from the classroom to physician residency. Get practical advice on top issues impacting the lives, well-being and training of medical students. Discover expert insights to guide preparation for USMLE step exams and COMLEX. Learn how to build a standout CV and explore more than 1,000 student leadership opportunities. As the residency match process gets underway, look to FREIDA Online®, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database™, the essential resource for choosing the medical specialty to feed your passion. And whether you’re preparing for residency match interviews or mastering a rank-order list, the AMA provides the tips and resources to help medical students, IMGs and others on the road to a successful residency.
Essential Tools & Resources
FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database
The Road to Residency Made Simple
Choosing a Medical Specialty
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Get prepared for exams
Plan for residency
Choosing a specialty
Dive deep with this advice to help guide medical students as they ponder which specialty training to pursue.
Applying for residency
While finalizing their applicant portfolio for residency programs, medical students should answer these key questions.
Interviewing for residency
Ask the right questions and practice beforehand. Learn more about that and other tips for M4s interviewing with residency programs.
Journey to medical practice
Preparing for Residency
Meet your Match: Managing interview invites with Liz Southworth, MD
In this episode of Making the Rounds, learn about how to manage interview invites and more.
Medical School Life
Medical student leadership opportunities
Take on leadership opportunities at the local, state or national levels to represent medical students and address their concerns.
Sept. 30, 2022: National Advocacy Update
Physicians’ unified message to Congress: Reform Medicare pay now in the latest National Advocacy Update.
About the Medical Student Section (MSS)
The Medical Student Section (MSS) strives to be medical students' voice within the AMA for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine.
Med School Prep Checklist
Start medical school off on the right foot with tips and insights based on feedback from current and past students. Get yours today and set yourself up for success!
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