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Resources for Graduates, Residents, & Fellows

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Once you complete medical school, you need to enter a residency program that is three to seven years long depending on the medical specialty you choose. After that, you may elect to gain one to three years of additional medical training if you want to become highly specialized.


Finding Residencies and Fellowships


Medical Specialty Qualifications


  • The American Board of Medical Specialties provides information about the 24 approved medical specialty boards and requirements for the certification of medical specialists.
    http://www.abms.org

Financial Resources


  • The Association of American Medical Colleges Monetary Decisions for Medical Doctors provides specific information about how residents and early practitioners can manage their debt.
    https://www.aamc.org/students/financing/
  • The American Medical Student Association offers a loan consolidation program.
    http://services.aamc.org/fed_loan_pub
  • The National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) provide up to $35,000 a year in educational loan repayment benefits to individuals with doctoral levels degrees who are conducting qualified research. The NIH offers two types of programs: intramural LRPs for researchers at the NIH and extramural LRPs for researchers at other non-profit research organizations.
    http://www.lrp.nih.gov
  • Sallie Mae offers services for managing loans.
    http://www.salliemae.com/manage/index.html

Medical Journals


Women and Medicine


Medical Associations