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How does the residency process work following medical school?

I want to go to medical school, and I know this is followed by a residency, but I don’t know a lot about that process. How does the application process for residency work? Do residencies focus on specialties? #medicine #residency #medical-school #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care

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Richard’s Answer

During medical school, choose a specialty. During 4th year, apply for a residency in that specialty. After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training. These can last 3-6 years and are sometimes followed by an additional year or two of fellowship subspecialty training.
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Rachel’s Answer

Once you choose your desired specialty, you will apply to residencies in the fall of your fourth year of medical school. You will receive invitations to interview, and those interviews will occur during the fall. You will this rank your chosen programs from best to worst. They will rank their favorite applicants from best to worst. The "match" involves a computer matching students with programs based on those rankings.
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Diana’s Answer

In residency, you may apply for a specialty. One good thing is that you do get a paycheck in residency. Specialty residency does require additional time.
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Madison’s Answer

Once you are a fourth year medical student you will apply to the residency match. The match is by specialty. Most people only apply to one specialty, however, if you were very uncertain between two and would be happy with either one or if you're concerned you wouldn't match into one you could consider applying to two. In general you apply to one specialty (i.e peds, family med, internal med, general surgery, obgyn, radiology, ortho surgery, urology, plastics, interventional radiology, im sure im forgetting some but you see the point). You will then go through a system called ERAS which is where you put in your online application and you pick which residency programs across the country you want to apply to. The programs then send out interview invites, you attend interviews and then you rank the places you interviewed from your first to last choice. The programs will also rank the applicants they interviewed and then your choices and the programs choices go into a computer system that "matches" you up. You then get handed a match and it tells you where you matched at. This is a binding contract so where you match is for the most part where you will be going.
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