Preparing for Residency

The road to residency

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The AMA is your powerful ally from the classroom to Match, through residency and beyond. Through tireless advocacy, meaningful connections and valuable resources, we are helping reshape our health care system to better take care of medical students like you.

Whether it’s choosing the physician specialty that fits best, preparing for residency interviews or mastering your rank-order list, the AMA helps medical students, IMGs and others navigate their way to a successful residency. 

Half the dues, all the AMA benefits!

  • Find your perfect match using full features of FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®
  • Distinguish yourself with AMA leadership opportunities

Supporting you today as a medical student. Protecting your future as a physician.

Access resources from the AMA to successfully navigate your Match journey and beyond.

Discover insights on how to obtain a residency program as an international medical graduate (IMG).

We know residency is a big deal. Fear not–the AMA has tips, tricks and tools to set you up for success.

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