Residency Timeline

Residency Preparedness

What to Do During Pre-Clinical Years:

  • Begin to explore your unique personal values, interests and skills

  • Attend special interest groups and specialty speaker presentations

  • Start to think about which medical specialty you might pursue

  • Prepare for and take  COMLEX Level 1   and discuss taking USMLE Step 1 with residency advising team and learning specialists

What to Do During Year Three:

  • Explore a variety of associations and specialty organizations

  • Conduct informational interviews and/or participate in preceptorships

  • Research residency training programs through  FREIDA

  • Register for ERAS account

  • Begin preparing your CV, personal statement and begin requesting letters of recommendation

  • Prepare for COMLEX Level 2-CE and PE and discuss taking USMLE Step 2 CK with residency advising team and learning specialists

What to Do During Year Three into Year Four: