Supporting You - Resources to Help AUC Students Prepare for Residency Match
The residency process—everything down from applying, to interviewing, to ultimately matching—can be a daunting process for even the most self-assured medical school student. At American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), we offer our students a wide variety of services and resources to help them prepare for The MATCHSMprocess.
"There are lots of subtle nuances to understand about the residency application and interview process," says David Jones, director of AUC’s Office of Student and Professional Development (OSPD). "By the time our students are ready to graduate AUC, we’re confident in their foundational and clinical knowledge. For residencies, it’s just a matter of understanding the process. We can help with that."
Resources available to help AUC students thrive in the residency process include:
► Residency workshops. Students gain an understanding of the different components of the residency application process and learn about important factors that programs consider for granting interviews.
► Webinars. Students can learn about personal statements, curriculum vitae (CV), the medical school performance evaluation (MSPE) letter, letters of recommendation, and excelling at residency interviews.
► The MATCH Handbook.This all-in-one resource includes a residency preparation timeline, deadlines pertinent to AUC students and The MATCH process, tips for residency interviews, and much more.
► One-on-one coaching. OSPD colleagues hold office hours on campus to provide individualized guidance.
► The Physician Match Advisor Program: A new initiative that “matches” a residency match advisor (generally a department chair or clinical director at an AUC-affiliated clinical site) with students, who would then receive one-on-one coaching about the residency process.