After the Residency Interview and Writing the Thank You Letter

After the Residency Interview and Writing the Thank You Letter

What to Do After the Interview A lot of work may go into preparing for your residency interview and performing well throughout the interview day, but the work is not yet over after the interview. You may be tired after your interview, but there are some steps you can take to help make the Thank
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Residency Program Interviews

The Most Important Do’s and Don’ts on your Residency Program Interviews Day

Residency program interviews can be intimidating and many residency candidates feel the pressure to perform their best in order to increase their chances of matching into that residency program. Unfortunately, residency candidates can often make mistakes that may harm them the day of the interview due to stress, nerves, or lack of preparation. In order
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Dress for Success: What to Wear During your Residency Interview

Dress for Success: What to Wear During your Residency Interview

How to Choose an Outfit for your Residency Interview From the moment you walk into a residency program, your interview outfit can speak volumes to Program Directors and Interview Committees. For example, if you show up in wrinkled or unkempt clothing, you may come off as lazy, sloppy or that you don’t care about the
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The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

Receiving a residency interview invitation is a very exciting and anxious time for any residency candidate. You’ve made it past the first hurdle. This is your chance to impress programs in person now that you have caught their interest on paper. You should make the most of every opportunity by being thoroughly prepared for each
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Complete Guide to Contacting Residency Programs Directly

Residency candidates have endless questions about the best way to contact residency programs. “When do I contact programs?” Who do I speak with?” “How do I contact them?” Below is a complete guide to contacting residency programs. Why & When The motivations that bring residency candidates to contact residency programs directly can vary depending on
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Can You Apply to Multiple Medical Specialties in One Hospital?

Opposed Vs. Unopposed: Can You Apply to Multiple Medical Specialties in One Hospital?

Imagine, you’ve found the perfect Internal Medicine residency program and a fantastic Family Medicine residency program– but both are in the same hospital. Residency programs that share a hospital with other medical specialties are called Opposed Programs, while residency programs that are the only medical specialty in the hospital are Unopposed Programs. You feel torn.
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Understanding Inclusive Program Requirements Lists

Understanding Inclusive Residency Program Requirements Lists

When researching residency programs on their websites or public databases, beyond often being outdated or inconsistent, there is one crucial piece these sources are missing for residency candidates to make the best program application decisions. What these sources are missing are what’s called program preferences. What are Program Preferences? A residency program preference is a program
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MyERAS 2017-2018

MyERAS Application: How to Fill Out the Experiences Section

Advice for Completing the Experiences Section of the MyERAS Application The MyERAS Common Application (Now called the MyERAS Application) is a section of your ERAS account that is meant to cover all of the basic information programs would need to know about your personal and professional background. If programs want, they can also view the
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US Clinical Experience (USCE) is defined as hands on experience working with patients conducted in a US medical environment

US Clinical Experience (USCE): What Counts and What Doesn’t?

Whether you’re a brand new International Medical Graduate (IMG) who is fresh out of medical school or a practicing doctor with 30 years under their belt, all IMGs must face the matter of US Clinical Experience (USCE). Out of the many factors, you will have to consider for your residency application preparations, US Clinical Experience
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Fees for the 2017-18 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Fees for the 2017-18 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

While wanting to become a doctor is quite an amazing ambition, it does not come without a cost. Smart residency applicants know there are many costs and fees along the road to residency. Early awareness of these fees will help those applying for US medical residency better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below
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