Preparing for Residency

FREIDA™ by the numbers


Take an insider’s peek at  FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, and discover which residency programs, all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), are capturing the interest of your peers.  Become a member today and get the most out of  FREIDA™. 

Search FREIDA for a residency or fellowship

Get access to the member-only residency guide, calculator and dashboard where you can save, compare and rank programs.

In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs, sorting the options with numerous filters. 

From anesthesiology to urology, this exclusive user data reveals which medical specialties have had the most pageviews from your peers as they weigh their residency program options. 

Explore the 20 most-viewed specialties.

The FREIDA™ database contains over 60,000 first-year residency positions. With this collection, we reveal which medical specialties rose to the top with the most total first-year slots.

Find the 10 specialties with most residency positions

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  • Find your perfect match using full features of FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®
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The most-used filters in FREIDA™ help narrow search results by state or region. Discover the 15 most-seen residency programs in the states with the highest number of total pageviews.

Take a look at the 10 most-viewed states.

Choosing a residency is an important decision that can significantly shape your medical career. Here are some additional materials from the AMA to help you choose the right residency. 

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