Careers In Medicine


The AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) site is the best source to view specialty information. Although, you can view some specialty information on the Careers in Medicine website without signing in, we strongly encourage you should take the less than 3 minutes to login in order to obtain a more extensive information on almost every specialty.

To register to sign in to Careers in Medicine the first time, you will need your AAMC user name and password. This is the same information you have used for other AAMC applications (e.g. AMCAS, MCAT, etc) that use the AAMC Login.  If you have forgotten your AAMC username and password you can easily retrieve it by hitting “forgot my username or password” on the log in page.

Once you login (AAMC CiM: Specialties),  the following information is provided for most specialties:

  • Nature of the Work: Description, Patient Details, Subspecialties Interests, Personality/Learning Style
  • Residency Requirements: Length of training, Prerequisites, ACGME Training Overview, Other General Information about Residency Training, Housestaff stipends, Residency Application Procedure, Involvement in the Match, What are Program Directors Looking For
  • Match Data: ACGME statistics, NRMP statistics, USMLE Scores and Residency Applicant Data
  • Workforce Statistics: By Major Professional Activity, Metropolitan Statistical Area, Sex, and Age by US or by State
  • Compensation: Academic (early career, late career), Clinical (starting, 1-2 years into specialty)
  • Links and Reading: National Specialty Societies, Boards, and Related Organizations, Journals, Newsletters and Publications:
  1. COM-UHP Specialty Quick Reference Sheet
  2. Strolling Through the Match
  3. Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) 
  4. The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
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