Road to Residency Archives

During Phase 2 of medical school, many students are already preparing for applying to residencies during Phase 3. Road to Residency is a collection of tips and advice that help students along their road to residency.

January 28, 2019: Maximizing Application Materials.

As you prepare your Visiting Student Learning Opportunity (VSLO) applications and approach transition to Phase 3, one recurring need will be to develop your application materials. Your personal statement and CV are components of your VSLO, and your MSPE Noteworthy Characteristics will be included once it is time to apply to residency programs through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

To assist you in developing these materials, refer to the Career Development application resources document. This document provides guidelines for developing your Noteworthy Characteristics and your CV, and tips for writing your personal statement. Should you need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to the Career Development team.

January 14, 2019: Choosing a Specialty.

Now that the majority of your Phase 2 clerkships are completed, have you decided on a specialty? What you are interested in pursuing for residency can impact your schedule for your fourth year, and can influence how you approach the application and interview process. Check out the Career Development Phase 2 webpage for more information.

Also, if you have not yet done so, be sure to request a career mentor in your desired specialty today!