Planning a route to residency: Research and preparation


Create your list of target programs.

Choosing which residency programs to apply to can be stressful. Once you’ve picked your specialty, consider what's important to you.

Carefully research the details about a program to gain insights you really need as you plan for residency. Narrowing your options takes time and a targeted, realistic approach.

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Once you’ve picked your specialty, consider what’s important to you: Where do you want to live? Where is your support system? In addition to your personal preferences, you'll also need to consider your letters of recommendation and test scores.

Medical students can easily search through more than 13,000 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs with FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®.