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  • FREIDA Online the most frequently used residency search database with over 7,800 ACGME accredited Residency and Fellowship programs. Applicants use this AMA website, to learn details about residency programs, program director's e-mail, call schedule, salary and benefits.

  • ACGME website gives details about the 80-hour workweek for Residents, list of Accredited programs and the procedure to complain against Residency programs.

  • Family Practice website – This is an excellent website to know everything about Family Practice. The MCQs featured in this site help USMLE Step 2 and Step 3 exam takers, and is a good self-assessment tool. Their Heart Lab is a Cardiac auscultation simulator and is a superb tool for first year interns and residents to learn heart murmurs in the comforts of their homes. It also contains medical practice management tools, conferences, Continuing Medical Education (CME) and much more…

  • FSMB – Federation of State Medical Boards, gives information and application form for USMLE Step 3 examination. You can also apply for the FCVS verification, when applying for state Licensure. This is also the website to visit to request your ECFMG/USMLE exam history and Transcripts when applying to state medical boards for licensure. Transcripts cost $ 50 for two states.

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  • DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration. The Department of Justice DEA issues the Federal Narcotics License. In order to administer or prescribe any drugs under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, you must be registered with the DEA.

  • White House Fellowship is a one-year paid program at the White House in Washington D.C., towards developing leadership skills and public service. Usually given to one physician every year.

  • Resident Career counseling - A wealth of information from the ACP on Training, Certification, Licensing, Career opportunities, Practice options, Contract, malpractice insurance, Personal finance, setting up your own practice and marketing.

  • UpToDate is an excellent source of clinical material needed for use in daily practice. Used widely by House staff for reference and presentations. This site saves time and energy, especially when you are post-call. Subscription is needed.

  • Medscape from WebMD gives free medline access, conference schedules, CME, online Journals, textbooks, and discussion boards.

  • FIND A RESIDENT is a matching service offered by AAMC throughout the year for Residency program directors with open residency spots and Residency applicants who are trying to find a position or transfer from their residency

  • USMLE The USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States, Inc., and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) .

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - ECFMG Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Physicians Practice Physicians Practice magazine from Huntinton hospital, Pasadena, CA on important issues affecting physician coding, reimbursement, business side of medicine and practice management.
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