Route to Residency for MD students

The Dean of Student Affairs and the Guidance Counselor offer workshops for a better understanding of the match, residency, fellowships, the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our objective is to provide medical students with the information, resources, and experiences necessary to make good career decisions and to be successful in the residency match.

Quoting Roadmap to Residency: “Information about the training paths for many specialties and subspecialties is available on the Careers in Medicine Web site. The Graduate Medical Education Directory (the “Green Book”) published annually by the American Medical Association ( also lists contact information for 8,250 ACGME-accredited and combined specialty programs and 1,700 graduate medical education teaching institutions, data for and descriptions of all specialties and subspecialties, and American Board of Medical Specialties medical specialty board certification requirements. Another key AMA resource is FREIDA Online® (Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access,, an online database containing information on 8,200+ graduate medical education programs accredited by the ACGME, as well as on 200+ combined specialty programs. FREIDA permits comparison of specialties on such factors as length of training, program size, number of faculty, work and educational environments, and compensation, as well as on the career plans of graduates from various specialties as reported by their program directors.”

The career counseling service provides tools for make a better interview, write your Curriculum Vitae and work with the Careers In Medicine tools. Additional resources to help students in the Route to Residency are:


Finance and Debt Management


Need more information?

If you need more information about clinical experience and research, you can set an appointment with our Professional Counselor:

  • José A. Soto-Franceschini, PhD, M.Ed. CPL
    787-840-2575 ext. 2252

  • Jonaira Arroyo, M.Ed. CPL
    787-840-2575 ext. 2174