ERAS Application 2017-18 for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

ERAS Residency Application 2017-18 for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Below are descriptions for each of the ERAS Residency Application Components, including those specifically for IMGs. The information included for each component is: The component + a brief description ** How many documents you are allowed per submitted application (in parentheses) Who is responsible for submitting Where to submit Processing Time Any hints or tips
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Changes for ERAS 2018

Changes for ERAS 2018

AAMC’s® ERAS® has closed for the 2016-17 Application Cycle as of May 31, 2017. And, as always, ERAS has come up with a few new surprises for residency applicants for the coming 2018 Application Cycle. Following its closure, ERAS announced the following changes for the next residency application season: Exciting News for Repeat Applicants Having
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IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist

IMG Residency Timeline and Checklist 2017-18 Residency Application Cycle

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist Know what you need to do and when to do it! The Main Residency Match application season can confusing and difficult to navigate, below is a timeline of events for the Main Residency Match® from start to finish for International Medical Graduates (IMGs).   June 2017: Start
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Standardized Video Interview (SVI) For Emergency Medicine ERAS Residency Application 2018

Standardized Video Interview (SVI) For Emergency Medicine Residency Application

The Standardized Video Interview (SVI) was first tested during the 2016-17 Application Cycle. Now, it is being implemented as a mandatory requirement for all Emergency Medicine residency applicants during the 2017-18 Application Cycle. Below is general guide to the most important information you need to know about the SVI. What is the Standardized Video Interview
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Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2017 Match

Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2017 Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to can be made more challenging by the need to figure out which medical specialties are IMG friendly. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2017 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had
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Top 10 IMG Friendly States in USA

Top 10 IMG Friendly States 2017

Geological location is an important aspect of medical residency research for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Not only must IMG residency applicants research individual residency programs, they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of a state. Knowing how IMG friendly a state is can help IMGs better focus their research,
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Applying to California Residency Programs and the PTAL

Applying to California Residency Programs and the PTAL

One of the many questions and considerations International Medical Graduates (IMGs) face while preparing their applications for medical residency programs is where in the US they should apply. As if the residency application process wasn’t difficult enough, IMGs have to figure out not only if they qualify for individual programs, but also whole states. When
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What is MSPE?

What is the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)?

One piece of the ERAS residency application which still causes confusion for residency candidates is the MSPE document. The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) replaced the Dean’s Letter and acts a direct evaluation of your medical school performance. Unlike your other application documents, all MSPEs are released on October 1st each application cycle. Some answers
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2018-17 Residency Application Season

How to Start Preparing for the 2018-17 Residency Application Season

The 2016-17 Residency Application Cycle has come to an end. This means, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 Application Cycle. Whether this is your first Match Season or you will be reapplying, just thinking about starting the residency application can be a little daunting. Below you will find a suggested timeline to guide
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NRMP® Advanced 2017 Main Residency Match Data

The 2017 Match Week is over and NRMP® has released some initial advanced match data (more will be released in the coming months). Match 2017 proved to be the largest Match in NRMP history with over 43,000 registered applicants and over 31,000 positions. View the newest data for general statistics, the Post-Match SOAP®, applicant type,
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