Preparing for Residency

AMA helps you from medical school graduation to residency

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Congratulations! Medical school graduation is a huge accomplishment!

In many ways, this is the start of your next journey. The AMA has resources and benefits to help you with a successful transition and start to residency and beyond. 

Don't miss our social media toolkit to help you commemorate your milestone.

Half the dues, all the AMA benefits!

  • Laurel Road student loan refinance: 0.25% rate discount.
  • Access to the JAMA Network™, ClassPass gym discounts & more!

Supporting you today. Protecting your future.

Questions about moving and budgets can be overwhelming for new residents. Get a handle on these with helpful AMA resources and benefits.

You’ll find your footing as you start residency with good advice from AMA member physicians who have gone through it, too.


As you get settled into residency, you may have questions about the next steps in your journey, from exams to licensure and more.  

Find even more benefits from the AMA to help you thrive in residency.

  1. Student loan refinancing discount from Laurel Road

  2. Worldwide access to gyms, fitness studios and more with ClassPass

  3. Discuss issues and influence policy in the Residents & Fellows Section

  4. Full access to JAMA Network™

  5. Discounts on computers, tablets and more from Lenovo

  6. And much more!

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