Residency Match

Workshops and Recordings

Residency Launchpad, Class 2022

Residency Launchpad Overview Video

This session was a welcome and overview of the Residency Launchpad featuring Dr. Kim, Dr. Brian Muthyala, and Maija Braaten. Dr. Kim provided information and data on this last year's match and other important match considerations, followed by a Q&A with students who attended the session and was moderated by Rachel Rudeen.

Length:  59.41 minutes

10 Common Questions with Dr. Brian Muthyala Video

A discussion of 10 topics related to the residency application process to help inform your preparation.

Length:  32 minutes

Residency Launchpad Program Director Panel Video

Specialty Experts and Program directors addressed residency application strategies and answered questions submitted by students.  Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, OB, Urology, Psychiatry, and Orthopedic Surgery were represented.  The session was moderated by Rachel Rudeen.

Length:  58 minutes, 46 seconds

Specialty Specific Residency Application Expectations Handout

A document that includes recommendations by program directors and specialty experts for ways that students can demonstrate committment to specialties, clinical competency, suggestions for letters of recommendation, and more!  16 specialaties are represented.

Residency Launchpad MS-4 Panel Video

A Q&A panel of graduating MS-4s that addressed common questions regarding the residency application process, writing personal statements, assessing culture during virtual interviews, mentoring, and other important topics.  Specialties represented were Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology, and Psychiatry.  

Length:  42 minutes

Residency Application Guide Primer Video

Residency Application Guide Document

A short video explaining how to get the most out of the Residency Application Guide that is a “one stop shop” repository of important and detailed information to help you navigate the process.

Length:  3 minutes, 32 seconds

Knowing Your Residency Application Resources:  What, When, and How Video

Presentation slides

An overview of specific resources to support the residency application process, including links to access more information or the resources themselves.  Content addresses essential resources, data for choosing residency programs to apply, interview preparation, and more.

Length:  11 minutes, 30 seconds

MSPEs - What You Need To Know Slides

An overview of the MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation) that discusses the components, timeline for creating the document, and other information about the document.  

Residency Launchpad:  Couples Match Panel Video

A panel of MS-4s who successfully navigated the Couples Match process moderated by Rachel Rudeen.  They discussed their experiences and offered valuable advice for next year's class.

Length:  40 minutes.

Residency Launchpad Military Match Panel Video

A panel of MS-4 students who successfully matched in the military discuss their strategies, interview experiences, strategies, personal statements, and other useful information.  

Length:  50 minutes

Finanical Aid Information Document

Financial Aid Information Video

Residency Relocation Private Loans Information



Virtual Residency Workshop, Class 2021

Compiled Video Recordings

    • Panel of 2020 graduates representing Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and OB & Gyn moderated by Maija Braaten.

Handouts and Other Assetts


Residency Match Primer, Class 2023

Personal Statement Workshop

  • Video Recording
  • Personal Statement - A segment copied from the AAMC's Choices Newsletter plus an article from the Annals of Internal Medicine. Provides good advice on the goals of the personal statement and how to write the statement so it best conveys your potential.

ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)

Sign in to ERAS

About ERAS

Tools and Worksheets for Residency Applicants 
Guides, checklists and worksheets to help residency applicants complete the MyERAS® application.

ERAS How-To Guides

Screenshot guides:


Logo of Big Interview Medical

Big Interview Medical

We are pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a residency interview.  Given the challenges of COVID-19 and the use of online interviews, Big Interview Medical will help you be prepared to shine!

 Big Interview Medical is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your online interview technique and build your confidence.

Big Interview Medical offers a variety of tools including:

• Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels

• A database of thousands of interview questions customized by specialty as well as competency with tips on how to answer them

• The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback

• A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a residency

• A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions


Here’s how to set up your Big Interview Medical account:

STEP 1: Go to and click "Register".

STEP 2: Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account”

STEP 3: Log in and start using Big Interview Medical!  The system includes videos to guide you through each feature of the platform, including interview preparation content as well as creating your practice interviews.  It is highly intuitive and you can go through the content at your own pace.

If you have any technical problems, contact .

Virtual Interview Resources
Access checklists and many additional resources to help you ace your residency interview.   The resources are found in the folder here. 

Mock Interview Quickstart Guide 
When you have completed some practice interviews and would like to receive feedback from others to help you ace the real thing, follow the instructions in the Mock Interview Quickstart Guide to share with trusted mentors.



Residency Match Timetable
Overview of the full matching process

Class 2023 Very Short Guide
A primer designed to introduce new third year students to the matching process and resources they can begin using now

Strolling Through the Match (AAFP)
Produced annually by the AAFP, this guide provides plenty of links and straightforward advice on applying to programs and getting the residency and career you want.

Roadmap to Residency: From Application to the Match and Beyond
Published by the AAMC, the Roadmap provides comprehensive information about the process of making application to graduate medical education programs in the United States. It includes a description of candidacy requirements, factors involved in specialty choice, possible criteria for residency selection, and information about matching processes, program visits, and potential application outcomes, as well as about the transition from medical school to residency.

Personal Statement
A segment copied from the AAMC's Choices Newsletter. Provides good advice on the goals of the personal statement and how to write the statement so it best conveys your potential.

Class of 2022 Information Exchange

May 14, 2021, Volume 1
This issue highlights main resources to help prepare for the residency application process, updated specialty experts information, data, and other information.

 May 21, 2021, Vol. 2
This issue highlights Chair Letter instructions, ERAS and Commencement Photo shoot announcement, main resources to help prepare for the residency application process, updated specialty experts information, data, and other information.


2020 AAMC Report on Residents
The Report on Residents provides a comprehensive collection of current and historical data related to residency training. The report includes information on the characteristics of residency applicants and residents, as well as information on what residents do after completing their training programs. The report brings together data on residents from a variety of sources to provide a comprehensive look at residency training across states, specialties, and different phases of the medical education continuum.

2021 NRMP Data
Results and Data 2021 Main Residency Match

  • The report documents matches by specialty and applicant type, applicant preferred specialty, trends in specialty competitiveness, and positions per active applicant.  The report also includes every program that participated in the Match, along with the numbers of positions offered and filled.

2021 Advance Data Tables
Match By the Numbers
2021 AUA Urology Match Data and Statistics
2021 SF Ophthalmology Match Data and Statistics
Impact of Length of Rank Order List on Match Results:  2002-2019 Main Residency Match

At a Glance Program Director Survey from the NRMP
A new tool that can be used to learn how programs select applicants to interview and rank applicants, board scores, and other information.

Charting Outcomes in the Match (2020)

These reports document how applicant qualifications affect match success. Ten to twelve measures are examined in the reports, including the number of contiguous ranks in preferred specialty, the number of distinct specialties ranked, USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores, and the numbers of research experiences, publications, and work and volunteer experiences.

Characteristics of UMN Matched Senior Medical Students 2018-20

Contains tables for all of the 29 specialties to which UMN students matched. Each table compares data on matched seniors with the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles for all medical schools. Data for the  2018, 2019, and 2020 Matches have been combined to produce this report.

NRMP Match Data

Visit the NRMP webpage for all published data from the NRMP, including:

  • Results and Data: Main Residency Match
  • Match Results by State, Specialty, and Applicant Type
  • Program Results
  • Results of the NRMP Applicant Survey
  • Results of the NRMP Program Director Survey

Apply Smart
As you consider the number of residency programs to apply to, you should do so in light of your complete application and personal circumstances. But you may not know where to start the process. So researchers at the AAMC conducted a study with the goal of helping anchor your initial thinking about the optimal number of applications. This webpage contains the result of that research.

Residency Explorer

AAMC tool which allows you to explore and compare residency programs, and compare your profile (your experiences, standardized exam scores and accomplishments) to 2014-2018 applicants who matched in each program.

University of Minnesota Medical School Match Results and Statistics

Contains the match results for the most recent match and past matches for the U of M Medical School. 

Researching Residency Programs

Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access System (FREIDA)
FREIDA Online is a database with over 7,800 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs.

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

All MSPE appointments are an approved absence from rotations. Please request the time off and work with your rotation to plan for your absence. 

Prior to your MSPE appointment, you must:

  1. Write a draft of your Noteworthy Characteristics and email to one week before your scheduled meeting. Noteworthy Characteristics Guidelines and Examples
  2. Create and bring a copy of your CV to your MSPE meeting with your assigned writer. A template is available in case you do not already have a CV.
  3. Complete any other assigned tasks designated by your MSPE writer. 

NRMP Match

NRMP Match Checklist
2021 Match Calendar



SF Match (Ophthalmology)

2021 Opthalmology Residency Match Summary Report

AUA (Urology) Match

Visit the AUA match website for more information about the AUA Match.

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