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Medical Education
Medical Student Education

Residency Application & Matching Resources

AAMC's Roadmap to Residency Guide

This guide, from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), provides an overview of the process for getting into residency. 


General timeline of important dates in the residency application cycle

Application and Match Procedures

Information on letters of recommendation, how to apply, and the Match

Career Advisors

UCSF faculty who have been selected by their department to advise medical students through the specialty selection and residency application process.

Post-Match Reports

Data on UCSF students who have recently matched into residency programs, and their advice for applicants in that specialty

Match Results Summary

Summary data on number of UCSF students matching into each specialty over the past 20 years


The American Medical Association's database of graduate medical education programs (free account required)


Information on the UCSF Medical Student Performance Evaluations (aka, "the Dean's Letter")

Writing Letters of Recommendation for Residency Applicants

Information and guidelines for letter writers 

AAMC Report on Residents

An online collection of tables that provide information on certain charateristics of residency applicants and residents, as well as information on outcomes of residents.