Application Materials

  • Letters of Reference

    Programs may ask you to submit both personal and professional letters of reference. These letters can be very valuable to program directors looking for some distinguishing characteristics among the many applications they receive.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    A curriculum vitae (CV) is similar to a resume in that it documents your educational and professional accomplishments.

  • Personal Statement

    The personal statement serves to complement and supplement your CV with a description of your qualifications and strengths in narrative form.

  • MSPE

    Also known as the Dean's letter, the MSPE is an important part of your application for residency training.

Strolling Through the Match

This publication was developed to help you make appropriate decisions about your professional career and to learn more about the process of getting post-graduate training.

Download the document(80 page PDF) or order a free copy through the AAFP catalog.