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Collaborative Transformation of the Transition to Residency

A medical resident speaks to two of her colleagues while holding a medical chart.

The AAMC is engaged in community-wide collaborations with other committed partners across medical education to improve the entire undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education (UME-GME) transition.

The AAMC is deeply committed to improving the transition to residency, from the beginning of a student’s specialty research and selection process through the completion of residency and on to clinical practice. Supporting the well-being, training, professional development, and equitable treatment of all medical students and residents is critical to the health of the United States.

The AAMC’s new initiatives and long-standing work with our colleagues across academic medicine address and support many of the concepts and themes outlined in the 2021 Undergraduate Medical Education-Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) of the Coalition for Physician Accountability Recommendations for Comprehensive Improvement of the UME-GME Transition report.

This site provides the latest AAMC guidance, regularly updated resources, tools, effective practices, and other materials to support students, medical school advisors, and program directors in the transition to residency.

Transition to Residency Resources

Find AAMC resources for students that will help them as they apply to, interview for, and prepare to enter residency.

Learn how the AAMC is helping schools guide their students through the residency application and interview processes and throughout the transition to residency.

Access AAMC resources that support residency programs as they review and interview applicants and assist students as they transition to residency.

Additional Resources

The AAMC is regularly exploring ways to improve the residency application process through initiating its own research, supporting research led by other stakeholders in the academic medicine community, and making improvements to the ERAS® program.

The AAMC has identified where our mission, Strategic Plan, and existing programs interact and support the concepts and themes addressed in the UGRC recommendations. This page outlines our priorities and guiding principles as we embark on this work.

The AAMC, AACOM, and ACGME are co-sponsoring an initiative to create a common set of foundational competencies for use in undergraduate medical education programs in the United States.