Are you considering an away rotation in the United States? As an IMG, there are several things you should be aware of before you accept this challenge. Application Research the programs you are interested in and fulfill all of their … Continue reading
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Are you ready to move from the classroom to the hospital wards? You know your residents and attendings are going to put you on the spot, and you only get one chance to make a great first impression! Continue reading
Residency interviews are typically an all-day process in which you’ll tour the hospital(s), perhaps sit in on grand rounds or an educational conference, and meet with several faculty members and the Program Director for formal interviews. You’ll also have many opportunities to visit with current interns and residents. Continue reading
Use of smartphone apps is increasing in every area of work and life. So what smartphone apps are medical students are using? Continue reading
Included in this post is a table summarizing the USMLE Step 2 averages for each specialty in the 2011 Residency Match. The information was reported by specialty in the NRMP publication, Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011. Continue reading
In this blog post, I have created a comparison chart of the mean Step 1 scores by specialty reported by students in the 2009 NRMP match as compared to the 2011 match. Continue reading
Residency program directors have different interpretations of the National Resident Matching Program rules regarding post-interview contact with candidates and occasionally violate those rules, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Continue reading
Do some inner assessment to help you begin your personal statement. This exercise is also helpful for interview season. This will help you generate ideas, stories, and themes for your personal statement.
Over the years that I have edited personal statements for students and worked with faculty on selection committees, I have encountered a few things that faculty often see in essays and find annoying. Sometimes it is due to overuse or lack of proper use, while other elements are aggravating because the content is insulting to the reader.
Hello, Senior medical students. It’s time to get started writing your personal statements for your ERAS application. ERAS opens September 15th this year, and it takes several weeks to write and perfect your personal statement; so let’s get started now.