Medical schools are adding to their toolboxes to help students maximize their potential for annual Match Day. Here are some recommended resources:
Explore: The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine provides self-assessment tools and a wealth of information about each specialty to assist students in career exploration, and later in the application process, says The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Associate Dean for Student Affairs Angela Mihalic, MD.
Assess: Once students select a specialty, Dr. Mihalic says they can assess their competitiveness for that field using available data from:
Investigate: Students can learn about the various residency programs through their specialty advisors, as well as through the American Medical Association Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA Online). Dr. Mihalic says the resource is searchable and allows applicants to explore various program features.
Last Updated On
May 13, 2016