Medical Specialty Spotlight

Compare each medical residency to determine which specialty is your best match.
Medical Specialty Spotlight


What's In the Guidebook?

The medical field is as expansive and multifaceted as the intricacies of the human body, in which each medical specialty fits to serve the needs of a particular realm of care. Where should an aspiring doctor like yourself begin with finding a medical speciality?

We've compiled two dozen medical specialties for residency, according to the AAMC Charting the Outcomes Data, so that you may compare for yourself.

For each specialty within these pages, get a quick glance at: Specialty competitiveness, DO and IMG friendliness, training length, citations needed, average salary, and average USMLE scores required.

Enjoy, and best of luck as you select a specialty and head into residency!

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About the Author

Joel Ramirez MD

Joel Ramirez MD
Director of Medical School Tutoring

Joel is the Director of USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School Tutoring, has excelled on all of this USMLE exams, and has extensive experience tutoring.