Residency program director Deborah Clements, MD, and medical school faculty and medical student advisor Julie Phillips, MD, share timeless advice about how the Match process works, and what students can do to prepare for it.
For tips on matching when you aren't able to travel for interviews, read about how to stand out in a virtual meeting and make decisions about programs at a distance.
From guides to research to apps to help you match, the AAFP and other organizations have you covered:
Read Strolling Through the Match
This essential Match guidebook is updated each year and includes chapters with advice on choosing a specialty and making the most of every year of med school.
Find Programs in the AAFP app and online
Discover the right program for you by searching the AAFP's residency directory. Use the app version to favorite residency programs, and store notes and photos for each program you're interested in.
Attend National Conference
It's never to early to start considering your options. Come to National Conference each summer and meet more than 400 residency programs and explore the specialty of family medicine.
Access the AAMC's Apply Smart data
This data can help you determine how many programs to apply to and avoid over- or underapplying.
Get familiar with the NRMP Match calendar
The NRMP, which conducts the Main Residency Match, provides updated calendars each year, and serves as a resource for Match rules, yearly trends, and more.