Finding the best medical residency program for you with Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA | COVID-19 Update

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To access FREIDA™ Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool, visit:

Residency applicants start submitting MyERAS applications to programs on September 7th. Maya Hammoud, MD, an OB/GYN professor and Associate Chair of Education at the University of Michigan Medical School, discusses residency selection and how a new tool can help medical students find a residency program that best fits them. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Specialties interested in collaborating on a residency program Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool can email [email protected] for more information.

0:00 AMA COVID-19 Update for September 2, 2022
0:59 New “aligned” approach to residency selection
1:30 Programs look for most aligned resident applicant
2:50 How does this help medical students applying to residency programs?
3:39 Can be used by all types of residency programs (research, teaching, community health, etc.)
4:43 How to determine the best residency program to apply to
6:50 OBGYN residency pilot tool on FREIDA, AMA’s residency and fellowship database
8:01 Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool pilot for OBGYN specialty available
9:32 ACI self-assessment tool works with AAMC Residency Explorer, APGO Residency Directory
10:22 How does the Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool work?
11:38 Can residency programs see applicant’s ACI results?
13:12 Helps med students prioritize, gives insight to what residency program directors are looking for in applicants
13:53 Will more medical specialties be added?
14:48 ACI tool available on FREIDA homepage at
15:05 Supplemental ERAS application closes Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. ET

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