Residency interview season can become quite hectic. It is exciting to break away from school and visit so many programs, dreaming about what the future holds, but interviewing at multiple programs back-to-back while also doing rotations and studying for Step … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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.
This article is related to an earlier blog I posted called, Essential Information for the CV and Sample to Use. The CV included as a sample in the post is a CV that the AAMC Careers in Medicine has posted on their website, but looks very much like the CVs I have coached students through at UT. (The activities on this mock CV look like an amalgamation of a Dermatology applicant’s vitae that I worked with mixed with a few activities from another student.) We are definitely on the right track since it was seen as a CV example worth posting and this is the format and suggestions I use in advising applicants.
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...