Applying to Medical Residency

What to expect
Step by step breakdown of the process
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Everything has been leading to this: getting accepted into a residency. It’s a long process and a confusing process as most people only go through it once. There are a lot of new terms to understand, you feel like every decision is high stakes, and your medical school environment can be a resonance chamber of stress, doubt, and gossip.

Every year, there are a lot of people lurking along periphery of the process: your medical school dean(s), program directors and coordinators, various organizations. Most of them have an agenda that does not necessarily have your best interests in mind. We want to provide some basic information to help.

The entire process can be broken down into four steps:

  1. The application process
  2. The Interview Trail
  3. Rank list creation
  4. The Match

One of the most important things you can do is to understand the process. It has absolutely nothing to do with anything you have learned in medical school, but understanding the process will make sure you know what is important. Here is a quick overview of the process on the next page

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Resident Rye Catcher strives to empower medical students during the residency application process.

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