Family medicine faculty and advisors are among students’ most dependable sources of information when making decisions about applying to residency. When the stakes are high during Match season, you can rely on resources from the AAFP to inform the advice you give students about making the best decisions for their personal goals and situation.
Discover what resources we offer to support advising at each major phase of applying to residency and how to use them to help grow the family medicine workforce.
Family medicine residencies offer an exciting variety of training opportunities. After their interviews, students have a lot to reflect on, and support from an advisor can help in developing an optimal rank list order.
In recent years, the transition to virtual interviews and challenges related to obtaining away rotations during the pandemic have created new challenges for students trying to compare and make decisions about programs.
Review and share these offerings to help your students with ranking residency programs:
Read a Q&A with a faculty advisor, two interns, and a medical student about comparing programs, even when you haven’t seen them in person.
Section 6 of this guidebook wraps up with pointers for putting together a rank list, and Section 8 offers six pieces of advice on ranking from a resident and leader.
Decision tables can help students weigh factors that are most important to them in a program. The AAFP App includes a tool for students to help them compare programs on a variety of factors.