Careers in Medicine®
A career planning program that helps medical students choose a specialty and select and apply to residency programs.
Public Health Pathways for Med Students
Find public health training opportunities for medical students.
AAMC Resources for Medical Students
Learn about the AAMC's resources for medical students, including fact sheets, articles, assessments, timelines, and more.
You're the future of medicine, and we want you to succeed. The AAMC has tools to help you pick a specialty, plan your career, create a financial plan, apply for residency programs, and more.
Succeeding as a Medical Student
What Makes a Medical Student Successful?
This report outlines the non-academic traits shared by successful medical students and residents.
Read the report
Thinking About Doing an Away Rotation?
The AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) makes it easier to apply to away rotations.
Learn more about VSAS
Interested in Global Learning?
Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO®) makes it easier to apply to clinical and research electives abroad.
Learn more about GHLO
Applying to Residency Programs
Apply Smart for Residency
Find out how to be strategic and proactive in your approach to applying for residency positions.
Watch the video
Knowing how to research residency programs and effectively craft the list of programs you'll apply to will enable you to enjoy the most options and will maximize your likelihood of making a good match.
Since many of the costs of applying to residency programs may not be covered by student loans, it's important to try and keep these costs under control.
Apply to Residency Programs
- National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
- FREIDA Online
Change of Plans?
Awards for Medical Students
Share Your Story
If you're a medical student or resident and would like to participate in an Inspiring Stories interview, please contact AspiringDocs@aamc.org for more information.