Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Levy Library

Levy Library Match Resources

Web Resources:
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP):
The official site of the National Resident Matching Program.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):
ERAS is a service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that facilitates the process of applying for residencies by electronically transmitting applications, lettters of recommendation, transcipts, etc. The site contains information on ERAS, including a very helpful FAQ.
FREIDA Online:
FREIDA Online, from the American Medical Association, is an essential resource to review. As described on their web site, "FREIDA Online is a database with over 8,700 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs". Searching for Residency and Training Programs can be limited by specialty, state, institution, and optional criteria.
Strolling Through the Match:
Oringinally developed in 1979 by the students of the Family Practice Student Association at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, with support from the department of family medicine and revised annually by the The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), this resource provides an excellent overview to the many steps and decisions facing medical students as they prepare for their residency applications. Included in the "stroll" are time lines, checklists, an introduction to ERAS, choosing a specialty, residency selection steps, interviews and the Match. An older print edition is available - see below.
American Medical Student Association:
Some interesting articles can be found in The New Physician on the AMSA web site, such as "Crafting a Match for You", "Making Your Own Match", and "The Road Less Traveled".
Writing An Effective Curriculum Vitae: A Module for Teaching and Grading Student CVs:
From MedEdPORTAL, the AAMC's free online peer-reviewed publication service, this downloadable file offers medical students guidance on how to write an effective CV for a residency program. A free MedEdPortal registration is required for the download.
Careers in Medicine
From the AAMC, Careers in Medicine "is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program." Their four-phase process guides you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring a variety of medical careers, and choosing a specialty to meet your career objectives.
E-books (Mount Sinai School of Medicine users only):
TitleAuthorPublication Date
First Aid for the Match: : Insider Advice from Students and Residency Directors: Le, Tao 2011 (5th edition)
101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want : A Guide for Medical Students (Also available in print.) Canady, John 2008
Wischnitzer's Residency Manual: Selecting, Securing, Surviving, Succeeding (Also available in print.) Wischnitzer, Saul 2006
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty (Current edition is available in print.) Freeman, Brian S. 2003 (1st edition)
Select Print Resources:
TitleAuthorPublication DateCall Number
First Aid for the Match : (Insider Advice from Students and Residency Directors (Older editions also available.) Le, Tao 2011 (5th edition) Reserve Desk and Bookstacks --
W 20 L433 2010
Graduate Medical Education Directory American Medical Assocation Current Edition Only Reserve Desk and Bookstacks --
WX 22 AA1G733 2009-10
The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match Rajani, Katta, MD 2009 Reserve Desk --
W 49 K19 2009
Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors Eule, Brian 2009 Leisure Reading Collection --
W 20 E88 2009
101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want : A Guide for Medical Students Canady, John 2008 W 20 C212 2008
The Ultimate Guide to Choosinig a Medical Specialty (1st edition also available.) Freeman, Brian, MD 2007 (2nd edition) W 90 F855 2007
Iserson's Getting into a Residency : a Guide for Medical Students (Older editions also available.) Iserson, Kenneth V. 2006 (7th edition) Reserve Desk --
W 20 I78 2006
Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond Association of American Medical Colleges 2006 Reserve Desk --
WX 39 A849 2006
Wischnitzer's Residency Manual: Selecting, Securing, Surviving, Succeeding Wischnitzer, Saul 2006 W 20 W811 2006
GMED Companion [to the Graduate Medical Education Directory] : An Insider's Guide to Selecting a Residency Program American Medical Assoication 2005 Reserve Desk and Bookstacks --
W 20 G733G 2005-06
Strolling Through the Match: the Medidal Student's Guide to Residency Selection American Academy of Family Physicians 1998 W 20 M489 1999
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