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Career Development

The Office of Academic Skills and Career Development helps medical students prepare for residency by offering advising on the residency and match process, providing application resources and editing personal statements and cover letters. 

Residency Fair

The Residency Fair is an opportunity for OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students to learn about the residency application process and network with physicians in various specialities.

2018 Residency Fair

  • March 2, 2018
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tandy Academic Medical Building

Application Resources

CVs, Personal Statements and Business Cards

We can assist students with editing and review of their curriculum vitae and personal statement. Contact our career development specialist to set up an appointment.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Personal Statement

Cover Letters

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

The MSPE is a document that represents a medical student’s third year and is created to prepare for the Match. It consists of a narrative, GPA, student graduation and matriculation information, academic progress, comments from preceptors and appendixes explaining the college's mission, educational program, evaluation system and clerkship information. The final version will be uploaded by the medical school into ERAS. 

Sample Documents

Additional Resources

Careers in Medicine

Careers in Medicine is a career planning program that helps you manage your career, explore your options, choose a specialty, select and apply to residency, and make decision. 

DO Opportunities

Search a comprehensive database dedicated to osteopathic medical internships and residencies.

Match Resources

Match Statistics

D.O. Match

The AOA Match Program is a matching program that places students into osteopathic graduate medical education positions in the United States. The AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program is sponsored and supervised by the American Osteopathic Association(AOA). The Match is administered on behalf of the AOA by National Matching Services Inc.

M.D. Match

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) provides a uniform time for both applicants and programs to make their training selections without pressure.  Through the Main Residency Match, applicants may be matched to programs using the certified rank order lists of the applicants and program directors, or they may obtain one of the available unfilled positions during the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program®.  The Main Residency Match is managed through the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results® system.

What happens if I don't match?


Students can contact the Office of Academic Skills and Career Development to make an appointment.

Tanya O'Grady
Career Development Specialist