Understanding the Application Process

Get answers to your questions about the residency application process. This section features the timeline that will guide you through the process and distills key information, including what is required for each step in the process. 


Access the Residency Process Timeline

The road to residency takes several years. Use this helpful timeline arranged by year and month to help you manage the process. 

How to Apply for Residency Positions

Applying to residency involves preparing and submitting your application to your chosen programs and then interviewing at the programs that offer you an invitation—a process that spans...

Preparing for the Application Process with Careers in Medicine

Careers in Medicine offers additional tips, resources, and tools to support you in understanding and preparing for the application process. 

Eight Things You Need to Know About Applying for Residency but Were Afraid to Ask

Designed to impart the best wisdom and current practices in preparing for the application and residency process, here are the eight things you should know as you start the process.  ...

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.

Getting Into Residency: What You Need to Know

As a medical student, you probably have your eye on the next big goal: matching into a residency program. While getting into a residency program is a competitive undertaking, there are steps that you can take to better position yourself for a successful match. 

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