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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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
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.
The average minimum Step 1 score, according to the Program Directors Survey, by which interviews are typically not offered is 198. However, they also reported that students are, on average across programs, almost always offered an interview with a Step 1 score of 209. Those scores are very close, so those numbers are at first glance questionable.
The first year of post-graduate training following medical school is called "internship." Medical school graduates in the first year of post-graduate training are called an "interns" regardless of what that first year of training consists. Your initial year could be one of the following: a Categorical Year, Transitional Year, or Preliminary Year.
In a nutshell: Under the All-in Model, independent applicants, Canadian, Caribbean, and international medical student applicants will no longer be able to secure residency positions in the U.S. prior to the formal residency match that takes place in March. Independent applicants, such as osteopathic students and graduate applicants and past allopathic medical graduate applicants, will not be privy to pre-match practices after the 2012 match year.
The NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) has announced that starting in 2013, participating residency institutions will not be able to offer a portion of their positions to students prior to the match. The NRMP Board of Directors decided unanimously in favor of the All-in Policy which states that U.S. residency programs must place all positions in the NRMP match or none. This greatly changes the landscape for both international medical graduates and U.S. medical graduates competing for very valuable residency positions. (Read NRMP announcement here: http://www.nrmp.org/ )
Knowing how many applications to submit for a successful residency match is always a question students ponder when it is time to apply for that next phase of medical training. The number of applications to submit will change as...
It is February and it is time for you to make your rank order list (ROL) for the Residency Match. There have been some critical trends in the past few years that students should be aware of to make wise decisions about their ROL...