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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The NRMP just released updated results on The Match for International Medical Graduates. Make sure you know the Step 2 CK score you need to match in the US in your preferred specialty. Below you can find a summary of the findings specific to IMG students. Continue reading
Make sure you know the score you need to match in the US in the specialty you want. As an IMG it is crucial to score your best on the Step 1 exam in order to match in your preferred specialty. Your USMLE scores are the most comparable piece of information across international schools. 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
Unlike the medical school admissions process, in which applicants often feel like they are completely at the mercy of the Admissions Committee, residency interviews are really more like a courtship. Residency programs use the interview process to impress applicants and convince them to rank the program highly. Continue reading
You are a fourth year medical student, less than a year from graduation. You have taken Step 2 (CK and CS). You have chosen a specialty and have applied to countless programs. All that stands between you and the residency program of your dreams is… the interview trail. Continue reading
Most of the adjectives below are very general adjectives. When used in an essay, they are so nonspecific that they do not adequately describe an emotional response or experience. Others are sufficiently descriptive, but are used so often that they become generic descriptors. Continue reading
In our series on writing the personal statement for residency application, we thought it would be a good addition to have a section on writing technique. Below are some suggestions that have not yet showed up in the blog series, along with examples to help you with some of the recommendations. Continue reading
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...
During Residency Interview season, it can become quite hectic. It is exciting and thrilling traveling and visiting so many programs. However, interviewing at multiple programs back to back, while also doing rotations and studying for Step 2 presents challenges. To help you keep up with some with your packing, we are sharing a Travel Checklist for your use. We will post additional useful tips and lists for your use on the website, so keep looking.