Workshops and Recordings
Residency Launchpad, Class 2022
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
A discussion of 10 topics related to the residency application process to help inform your preparation.
Length: 32 minutes
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
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.
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
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
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
An overview of the MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation) that discusses the components, timeline for creating the document, and other information about the document.
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.
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
Virtual Residency Workshop, Class 2021
Compiled Video Recordings
- Match 2020 Edition with Dr. Michael Kim
- Overview of the 2020 Match, Data on Competiveness, and other useful resources for the Residency Match process.
- 10 Common Questions: Dr. Brian Muthyala
- What and When is a Match: Maija Braaten, M.Ed., Career Development and Residency Match Coordinator
- Financial Aid Information for Residency
- Residency Workshop: Video Panel of MS-4s
- Panel of 2020 graduates representing Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and OB & Gyn moderated by Maija Braaten.
- Residency Workshop: Video Panel of Program Directors
- Panel representing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Med-Peds moderated by Maija Braaten.
- Psychiatry Residency Information Video with Dr. Kaz Nelson
- Emergency Medicine Where Should I Apply Video Recording
- Undecided Specialty Panel: 5.8.2020
- Virtual Interviewing for Residency Webinar: 7.22.2020
Handouts and Other Assetts
- Slides for Ten Common Questions presentation with Dr. Brian Muthyala
- Slides for What and When is a Match presentation with Maija Braaten, M.Ed., Career Development and Residency Match Coordinator
- Program Director Q&A Handout featuring OB&Gyn, PM&R, and Psychiatry
- Couples Match Panel: Handout of Submitted Questions and Answers
- Women In Surgery Interest Group Surgery Panel
- Military Match Informational Handout
- Class 2021 Residency Application Guide
- Residency Relocation Private Loans Information
- Emergency Medicine Residency Contact Information 2020
- AAMC Specialty Response to COVID 19
- Updated postings related to how individual specialties are responding to COVID 19 impact on residency applications.
- UMN Dermatology Program Director Statement on 2020-21 Application Cycle
- Texas STAR data troubleshooting guide
- Med-Peds Q&A Transcript with UMN Program Director Dr. Mike Aylward and Med-Peds Residents
- AUPO - Opthalmology Match Statement May 8, 2020
- AUPO - SF Match Updated Timeline for Opthalmology
- Consensus Statement on 2020-2021 Residency Application Process for Emergency Medicine
- UMN Specialty Specific Response to this year's Residency Application Cycle
- Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Residency Application Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
- AAMC Tools for a Successful Residency Application slides from the 7/15/2020 presentation
- UMN Medical School Alumni Residency Application Support Contacts
Residency Workshop, Class 2020
Residency Match Primer, Class 2021
Personal Statement Workshop
ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)
Tools and Worksheets for Residency Applicants
Guides, checklists and worksheets to help residency applicants complete the MyERAS® application.
ERAS How-To Guides
- A General Documents Overview
- Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statements
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Transcripts
- Finding and Saving Programs
- Assigning Documents to Programs
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
HOW TO REGISTER
Here’s how to set up your Big Interview Medical account:
STEP 1: Go to https://umn.biginterviewmedical.com/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 2022 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.
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.
The University of Minnesota Ophthalmology Match Guide
Published by the UMN Department of Ophthalmology, this guide is extremely helpful for students applying to the San Francisco Ophthalmology match. Includes information on letters of recommendation, timelines, personal statements, application submission, transitional years, and interviewing.
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.
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.
2020 NRMP Data
Results and Data 2020 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.
Advance Data Tables
Match By the Numbers
2020 AUA Urology Match Data and Statistics
2020 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.
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.
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 2016, 2017, and 2018 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
Selection Criteria for Residency Directors
Study published in Academic Medicine, Vol. 84, No. 3 / March 2009. Assess the relative importance of criteria used for residency selection in 29 medical specialties given current available data and competitiveness of specialties.
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.
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.
Contains the match results for the most recent match and past matches for the U of M Medical School.
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.
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:
- Write a draft of your Noteworthy Characteristics and email to email@example.com one week before your scheduled meeting. Noteworthy Characteristics Guidelines and Examples
- 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.
- Complete any other assigned tasks designated by your MSPE writer.
- Understanding the Match Process
- How to Create your Rank Order List (ROL)
- Rank Order List FAQs
- Primary Rank Order List Worksheet
- Supplementary Rank Order List Worksheet
Visit the AUA match website for more information about the AUA Match.