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
AMA medical student membership, discounts & benefits
Become an AMA member to unlock:
- FREIDA™ residency database
- Unlimited access to the JAMA Network®
- Headspace wellness tools
Get prepared for exams
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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
Medical student leadership opportunitiesSucceeding in Medical School
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Relocating for residency? Keep these things in mindThe Road to Residency
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3 ways to save time with those tedious, personal tasksThriving in Residency
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AMA Research Challenge
The AMA Research Challenge is the largest national, multi-specialty research event for med students, residents and fellows, and international medical graduates.
2023 MSS Annual Meeting agenda & resources
Find the agenda, documents and more information for the 2023 MSS Annual Meeting taking place June 7-9 in Chicago.
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.
Medical Residency Personal Finance
Relocating for residency? Keep these things in mind
Living arrangements can have a big effect on your quality of life during training. Check out these great tips on finding the right place.
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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