Preparing for Residency

A good match

Match Day Resources

Match Day 2022 was Friday, March 18.  Watch behind-the-scenes Match Day videos and learn more about the process.

Match Day Resources


Learn About Residency Programs

Review the tips for finding accurate and helpful information about residency programs to find a mentor familiar with the programs you are considering who can offer tips and suggestions about how to make your choice.

Prepare for Residency Interviews

Prepare for residency interviews by reviewing the key things to remember, general guidelines and commonly asked interview questions.

Articles of Interest

Residency Career Counseling

After residency: resources for career planning including guides to assist with training, practice options, marketing yourself and more.

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Prepare for Your Career

Visit ACP's Resident Career Timeline for helpful articles in planning your career after residency.

Guidance for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Matching in Internal Medicine in 2021

Date/Time: Monday, October 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. ET


William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, FACC
ECFMG President and CEO
FAIMER Board Chair

Catherine Apaloo, MD, FACP
Designated Institutional Official
Director – Internal Medicine Residency Program
Clinical Associate Profession, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
APDIM Councilor
Piedmont Athens Regional 

Stephen J. Knohl, MD
Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University 

Abby L. Spencer, MD, MS, FACP
Director – Internal Medicine Residency Program
Professor of Medicine
APDIM Councilor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
 of Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Clinic

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to the normal residency application and Match processes, leaving IMGs applying in the 2021 cycle with many questions about how to optimally navigate this already anxiety-provoking and critical step in their medical career.

Sponsored by the ACP Council of Student Members and presented in conjunction with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates | Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (ECFMG®|FAIMER®) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), this panel discussion will combine perspectives from a key stakeholder and experienced residency program directors from a variety of U.S. training programs to discuss the impact of pandemic-related changes on the residency application and Match processes. The speakers will provide the best available advice for IMGs applying to internal medicine training programs in the United States. 

Before attending this webinar, registrants are strongly urged to review available resources on the ECFMG website.  

Registrants who have not passed USMLE Step 2 CS should review: 

Requirements for ECFMG Certification for the 2021 Match  

All registrants should review: 

This webinar is open to all interested individuals.