Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Prepare for Residency / Application List Application List SHARE: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Favorite Add to Favorites Added Added to Favorites Removed from Favorites Removed How to choose residency programs that best fit Besides applying to my home program and the other programs in my city, how do I evaluate and choose programs to apply to? How many residency programs to apply to The number of programs to which you should apply is specific to your situation and comprised of several factors. Here's how to decide the right number for you. Finalizing your residency application list Here’s how to narrow your residency programs list to the programs that best fit you. Understand how you compare with other matched applicants The Residency Explorer™ tool helps you to explore various programs by comparing your profile with previously matched applicants. Start your exploration today.