» Important External Links for Medical Students
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Careers in Medicine (CiM)
The Careers in Medicine Website is a complete, four-phase program including a comprehensive self-assessment section, a confidential personal profile to maintain assessment results, specialty pages containing extensive career information about most of the major specialties and subspecialties, decision-making tools that provide a logical framework for students to think about their options, and guidelines for preparing the residency application. Users must register using a school access code and create a unique user ID and password.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
ERAS is the Electronic Residency Application Service. It is commonly used by medical graduates or medical students in their final year of medical college to apply for specialized graduate training in residency programs in the U.S.
FREIDA Online is a database with over 7,800 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs.
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
National Residency Match Program (NRMP)
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
San Francisco Match (The "Early" Match)
The San Francisco Match provides support services to applicants and programs to facilitate the application and selection process for residency and fellowship positions in Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Child Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery. Application deadlines and Match results occur earlier than with the National Residency Matching Programs so if you are interested in these specialties, please be alert to these differences.
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)