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Residency Resources

Some of the links here will help you with researching programs, some will help you plan your fourth year effectively, and others will help you understand how the early and regular matches work.

Primary web sites — application and match registration

Title Description
ERAS Electronic Residency Application Service: You’ll use this site to submit applications. Opens for student use on July 1.
NRMP National Resident Matching Program: You’ll use this site to register for the NRMP match and to submit your rank list of programs. Registration opens in mid-August. Statistics on past matches and general information on the match is currently available (see “Residency Match”).
SF Match San Francisco Matching Program: used by early match specialties child neurology and ophthalmology.
AUA net American Urological Association

Calendars and timetables

Title Description
NRMP Timeline for general residency match
Urology residency match schedule Timeline

Background and research

Title Description
FREIDA An online searchable database of residency information, developed and maintained by the AMA. Probably the most comprehensive listing of residency programs available. Provides contact information for residency programs as well as background institutional information. The best source for finding all the relevant programs in a given geographic area in a given discipline. Note: data is updated by residency programs and some program data may be out-of-date.
Careers in Medicine A career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program. This four-phase process will guide you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring a variety of medical careers, and finally choosing a specialty to meet your career objectives.
NRMP statistics Contains statistical tables and graphs for the main residency match. Lists by state and teaching hospital every participating program, the number of positions offered and the number matched.
Urology statistics Early match specialty statistics for urology.
Ophthalmology statistics Early match specialty statistics for ophthalmology.

NRMP Frequently Asked Questions