Preparing for Residency

Making the most of your residency applications

Access insider tips to help transform your residency applications from good to great.


Consider these resources your roadmap to crafting the perfect medical residency application. From personal statements to letters of recommendation, we’ve got you covered.

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For future physicians, knowing your standing as an applicant and applying based on that information is a wise approach to residency selection.




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From letters of recommendation to your CV, what does a complete residency application package entail and where might students trip up?




Residency application: Dos and don'ts

It’s not uncommon for residency applicants to rank more than one specialty. A former dual applicant and current OB-GYN resident gives advice on how it can be done effectively.

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Residency application: Laptop

As aspiring residents narrow options, how should one get a comprehensive view of the strength of their residency application? One doctor shares her thoughts.




Residency application: Away rotations

One residency director offers tips to help visiting students thrive clinically and stand out to potential future colleagues during away rotations.



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