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Careers in Medicine®

Careers in Medicine

A career planning program that helps medical students choose a specialty and select and apply to residency programs.

FIRST for Medical Education

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FIRST helps medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans, and manage their student debt wisely.

Med Students

Med Student

You're the future of medicine, and we're devoted to your success. We'll help you plan your career, pick a specialty, work out a plan for financing your education, apply for a residency-training program, and more.

Featured Resources

Identifying Behaviors of Successful Medical Students

Medical educators in the United States agree that successful medical students and residents share a set of attributes both academic and non-academic, which may be categorized broadly as knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values. But while admissions committees have reliable access to academic benchmarks, such as standardized test scores and grade-point averages, a lack of uniform, objective criteria has often impeded the evaluation of non-academic attributes.

FACTS: Applicants, Matriculants, Graduates, MD/PhD, and Residency Data

FACTS comprises the most comprehensive and objective data on U.S. medical school applicants, matriculants, enrollment, graduates, Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applicants, and MD-PhD students available to the public free of charge.

Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond, 2nd Edition

Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond, 2nd Edition

This publication provides comprehensive information about the process of applying to graduate medical education programs in the United States.

External Resources

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

The NRMP is a trusted global provider of matching services for healthcare professionals and the premiere Match data resource.

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program

A one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions

Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)

Year-long research enrichment program for qualified medical, dental, and veterinary students who are interested in conducting basic, clinical, or translational research at the NIH in Bethesda, Md.

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Programs

Year-long and summer research training experiences for medical, dental, and veterinary students from U.S. schools. Students engage in basic, translational or applied biomedical research at an academic or nonprofit institution in the U.S.


FREIDA Online is a database with nearly 9,000 accredited graduate medical education programs and more than 200 combined specialty programs.

MD Consult

Find answers to clinical questions and stay abreast of recent developments.