Career Goal Advising Resources

Careers in Medicine

Charting Outcomes of the Match

Characteristics of Applicants Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2009 NRMP Main Residency Match (3rd edition) (PDF, 281 pages)
This report documents how applicant qualifications affect match success. This edition includes data for one additional specialty (Neurological Surgery) and two new measures (number of work and number of volunteer experiences).

The April 2011 issue of Choices is now available. It highlights

  • 2011 Match recap
  • Preventive medicine
  • A unique tool for managing your student loans
  • Taking the COMLEX or USMLE

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ERAS - Electronic Matching Application Program

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) is a service that transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and their designated dean's office to program directors. ERAS consists of MyERAS, Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), Program Director's Workstation (PDWS), and ERAS PostOffice.


FREIDA Online is a database with nearly 9,000 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs.

NRMP - National Resident Matching Program

Results of the 2010 Program Directors Survey

This report presents the results of selected items from the 2010 NRMP Program Director Survey. Data are reported for 19 specialties and include: (1) factors used for granting interviews and ranking applicants; (2) use of USMLE exam scores; and (3) the percentage of interview slotsfilled prior to the November 1 release date of the MSPE.

SOM 4th Year Curriculum

UNC Match Results

Unfilled Programs 2011