No More PTAL and the New PTL in California 2020

That’s right, folks! The Medical Board of California (MBC) is doing away with the Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (also referred to as the California Letter) and making some very interesting and very important changes to the state’s licensing requirements and protocols, beginning with – no more PTAL. Although there will be no more PTAL (much
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9 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Get Residency Interviews

Oftentimes, medical students do not get residency interviews because of easily avoided mistakes, omissions, and errors in their application. However, learning about these pitfalls is the best way to ensure that you give yourself the best chances possible. The Residency application process is vast, complex, and often confusing and overwhelming. Although you may not yet
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Fees for the 2018-19 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Fees for the 2018-19 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

(Content updated: August 1, 2018) 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 to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below are all of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical
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IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist

2018-19 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist Know what you need to do and when to do it! The Residency Application Cycle can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Below is a timeline of events with additional suggested actions per time period for the Main Residency Match® Season from start to finish for International Medical
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Residency candidates who have received interview invitations

Mid-Season 2017: Common Case Scenarios, Questions, and Answers

It is now late October, and there are a variety of questions residency candidates may have at this time of the residency application season. Candidate circumstances are across the board with where they stand and the progress they have made. There are those who have a number of residency interviews, those who have few or
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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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