Researching Residency Programs and Building an Application Strategy

Did you know that there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to applying to residency positions? Do you know the average USMLE scores for first-year residents in your preferred specialty? The AAMC has conducted this research and has the data and answers for you. 


Apply Smart: New Data to Consider

Your likelihood of securing residency training depends on many factors. One of many considerations is the number of residency programs you apply to.

Apply Smart by Specialty

As you consider the number of residency programs to apply to, you should do so in light of your complete application and personal circumstances.

USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Scores by Specialty

The AAMC Report on Residents is an annual online collection of data tables that provide information on certain characteristics of residency applicants and residents. One critical data set...

Apply Smart for Residency

Applying to residency is a complex and time-consuming process. Learn how to gauge your strengths and level of competitiveness to apply strategically and improve your chances of a successful match.

Advisors: Advise Smart

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Program Directors: Select Smart

Find PDWS software support, resources for you and your students, important dates and a timeline, as well as ERAS news and announcements.