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Specialty Information

The most comprehensive and dynamic source for specialty information is the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine (CiM) site. Instead of duplicating all their good work here, we simply refer you to their log-in site: (https://www.aamc.org/cim/).

An AAMC user name and password is needed to access the site and it is the same information students use for other AAMC applications (AMCAS, MCAT, etc.). There is a "forgot my username or password" options on the log in page, should that be needed.

While you can see some information on the CiM page without logging in, it is highly recommended that students take full advantage of the comprehensive information provided via the sign in pages. Here, students will find information on nearly every specialty, including, but not limited to:

  • Nature of the Work: Description, Patient Details, Subspecialties Interests, Personality/Learning Style
  • Residency Requirements: Length of training, Prerequisites, ACGME Training Overview, Other General Information about Residency Training, Housestaff stipends, Residency Application Procedure, Involvement in the Match, What are Program Directors Looking For
  • Match Data: ACGME statistics, NRMP statistics, USMLE Scores and Residency Applicant Data
  • Workforce Statistics: By Major Professional Activity, Metropolitan Statistical Area, Sex, and Age by US or by State
  • Compensation: Academic (early career, late career), Clinical (starting, 1-2 years into specialty)
  • Links and Reading: National Specialty Societies, Boards, and Related Organizations, Journals, Newsletters and Publications