Specialties

Once students begin the decision process for which specialty they would like to go into during residency we encourage identification of a specialty advisor. Students are encouraged to seek specialty advisors to help guide them through the process of applying for residency in that specialty. Students are allowed to identify as many specialty advisors deemed necessary.  

Selecting a Specialty

Selecting a specialty can be a difficult task primarily because there are more than 120 specialties and subspecialties to choose from. The AAMC Careers in Medicine website provides an enormous amount of information on each of the specialties available.

AAMC has added a new tool for students exploring various medical specialities.  Residency Explorer