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Ready for ERAS? Advice for Medical Students Applying to Residency

Over the last year, you've tried on a lot of future careers. Month by month, you were a surgeon, then a dermatologist, then a pediatrician. But now it's time to prepare yourself for residency applications and plan for a career in your chosen specialty. Most medical students have questions about the residency application process, so NEJM Resident 360 is here to help! We've invited experts -- including program directors from different specialties and around the country - to answer your questions.

Some topics we plan to cover:

  • What criteria should I consider when applying to residency programs?
  • What will make me stand out on interview day?
  • What questions should I ask during my interviews?
  • What can I do if I don't get an interview offer at my top program?
  • How does the residency interview process differ from medical school?
  • What makes a good resident?