Statement from Anesthesiology regarding NBOME Exams and DO students:

Anesthesiology Program Directors Join in Support of DO Residency Applicants, COMLEX-USA and Holistic Review
Issued May 16, 2023  

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Medical Student Resources

Medical Student Component of the ASA has curated this collection of resources, tools and topics to assist you as a medical student and launch you into a career as an anesthesiologist.

American Academy of Dermatology Resources Page

The American Academy of Dermatology created a resource page for medical students. This page includes a template for the Dermatology Standard Letter of Recommendation (SLOR):


EM Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) Guidance and FAQs

Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) SLOE Guidance:

EMRA Emergency Medicine Residency Searchable Map

This is a searchable map on the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) website to find EM Residency Programs:

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA)

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) is a non-profit professional association for emergency medicine residents and medical students.

EM Statement on NBOME exam

Emergency Medicine Residency Leaders Call for COMLEX-USA Acceptance among Program Directors:

Released October 25, 2023:

Family Medicine Residency Program Search

Discover the right family medicine residency program for you by searching the AAFP's residency directory:

AAFP Strolling Through the Match Guidebook

AAFP "Strolling Through the Match Guidebook" was developed to help you make clear decisions about your medical career, explore family medicine early
during medical school, strengthen your application and candidacy for residency, and learn more about the process of pursuing postgraduate
training in family medicine. This guidebook emphasizes a practical approach and encourages you to gather and summarize information on family medicine careers and residencies, establish timelines, and organize checklists and reference materials.

AAFP Fellowship Directory

American Association of Family Practice (AAFP) Fellowship Directory: 

AAIM Guidelines for Internal Medicine Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL)

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Guidelines for Internal Medicine Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL):

Internal Medicine Subspecialties

Subspecialties of Internal Medicine on the American College of Physicians (ACP) website:

Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One: Applicant Resources

This page on the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO) website provides links to:

  • Alignment Check Index
  • Ob-Gyn Standardized Letter of Evaluation Resources (SLOE)
  • Former American Osteopathic Association Obstetrics and Gynecology Programs that Applied For Accreditation Under the Single Accreditation System
    • This list is useful when determining which programs have osteopathic residents
  • APGO Residency Directory
  • ‎Directions on how to download the "Right Resident, Ready Day One" or "RRR" App for your phone.

APGO Statement on Osteopathic Medical Training and Licensing Examinations

Issued September 22, 2023:

ACOG Iterates the Value and Equivalence of Osteopathic Medical Training and Licensing Examination

New Residency Application Platform for Obstetrics and Gynecology

This page on the APGO website explains the new residency application platform for Obstetrics and Gynecology. It includes:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Application Overview Video
  • New Application Timeline

Otolaryngology Program Director's Organization (OPDO)


Standardized Letter of Recommendation template:

Association of Pediatric Program Directors Guidance

Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Guidance on:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Residency Recruitment
  • Pediatric residency programs offering URiM visiting student electives for students

Joint Statement on Holistic Application Review for DO Students

Academic Leaders in Pediatrics Stand Up for Equity in Residency Applications, Recommend COMLEX-USA as Part of Holistic Application Review for DO Students

Issued May 30, 2023

Future Peds Resident Website

Future Peds Resident Website includes:

  • Webinar series (past webinars are recorded)
  • Infographics on residencies by region
  • Blog
  • List of virtual open houses
  • Listserve subscription

PM&R Joint Statement on DO Applicants

PM&R Leaders Promote Equality for DO Applicants and Equivalent Use of COMLEX-USA

PM&R Resources

AOCPMR Pathway to PM&R: This document was created by the AOCPMR and is a great place for a student to start. It even breaks down steps to take according to your year in medical school. AOCPMR is a fantastic resource for DO students. They are even hosting mock-interviews for students applying to match this year with members of their resident council.

Pathways in PM&R: Medical student run group that provides resources for those interested in PM&R. They have frequent virtual info sessions and they post all their videos to their youtube channel for all to see. Below is a link to their “Master List” of PM&R resources

Representation in Rehab: Medical student run group that focuses on promoting DEI in PM&R. They also have virtual events but their website is incredibly details and incredibly packed with information and resources. This is a link to that website.


PM&R Scholars: This group focuses on providing students, residents and early-career physiatrists an opportunity for professional growth, leadership and teaching experience. They are in the middle of hosting a multi-session virtual residency fair that I have attended. They even have a team that focuses on learning/teaching medical Spanish.

PM&R Knowledge NOW: A FREE resource for physicians, students, and patients providing an overview of conditions and treatments in the specialty of PM&R.

American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) Statement on DO Applicants

American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT)  Statement on DO Applicants: