The School of Medicine Career Planning section strives to provide easily accessible and valuable resources for our students. Please view the sections below for addtional information.
AAMC : The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), a nonprofit association of the more than 125 accredited U.S… medical schools; the 16 accredited Canadian medical schools; more than 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems; some 90 academic and professional societies representing 75,000 faculty members; and the nation’s medical students and residents. The purpose of the AAMC is to improve health through the advancement of academic medicine. In pursuing this purpose, the AAMC works “to strengthen the quality of medical education and training, to enhance the search for biomedical knowledge, to advance research in health services, and to integrate education into the provisions of effective health care.” The American Association of Medical Colleges website offers a wealth of information and resources for pre-medical students, medical students, residents and physicians.
AAMC Careers in Medicine: The AAMC created Careers in Medicine (CiM), a career-planning program to help medical students identify career goals, explore specialty and practice options, choose a specialty, select and apply to residency programs, and make good career decisions. Students are given access to this website at the start of Year I, create their own accounts and are encouraged to access it frequently as part of career development.
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG): This website of the American Academy of Family Physicians provides Family Medicine and general medical education information helpful to all medical students.
USMLE: The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Medical student take USMLE Step 1 at the completion of Year 2, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS) are taken in Year 4. Please click on the link below or refer to Quick Links to access this website:
NBME Licensing Services: Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high-quality assessments of healthcare professionals. The NBME develops and manages the USMLE. Please click on the link below or refer to Quick Links to access this website for information about registration, schedule, scores, exam accommodations):
- CaRMS (Canadian Residency Match)
- Charting Outcomes in the Match & Other Data & Reports from NRMP
- Couples Match
- ERAS— My ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)
- FREIDA (Online Residency & Fellowship Program Search)
- Military Match
- NRMP (National Resident Matching Program)
- SF Match (For applications to Neurotology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery)
- Smart Med Travel (Budget airfares & car rentals for residency interview travel)
- Urology Match