3 Reasons to Update Your Residency Directory Listing Now (and a tip from APGO)

In the academic world, the month of May signals the end of the school year and the arrival of caps and gowns on campus. While residency applications aren’t due for another few months, May also marks unofficial start of residency season, with fourth-year students requesting letters of recommendation, working on their applications and beginning their residency search. With this in mind, now’s the time to update your APGO Residency Directory listing to reflect current data for your program.

Here are 3 great reasons to update your listing today:

  1. Summer is coming. Our website statistics show the Residency Directory traffic gradually growing over the next few months, reaching a marked peak in mid-September. With the summer months approaching and the back-to-school rush following closely behind, it’s a good idea to update your page now so it’s ready to go in September.
  2. Our web traffic is growing year-over-year. We saw over 600,000 Residency Directory pageviews in 2014, and a whopping 755,000 in 2015. That’s a 25% increase in one year! You don’t want to miss reaching prospective interns because your information is outdated. Make sure you’re putting your best face forward by taking a few minutes to review your data.
  3. New website = happy users. APGO is in the process of revamping our website, which means a more user-friendly and accessible Residency Directory will be available to students ahead of the 2017 match. Update your information now so that accurate data can be migrated to our new system and available for students starting their search this summer.

Finally, a tip from APGO to make your program stand out:

  • In addition to updating your program’s data and numbers, take a moment to write a brief description of what makes your campus, city or region special. What are some local sites and activities? How do residents spend their free time? Applicants are not only looking for a program to suit their needs, they’re also looking for a place for their life to happen.