Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2018 Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with first learning which medical specialties are the most IMG friendly. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2018 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US
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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When researching residency programs on their websites or public databases, beyond often being outdated or inconsistent, there is one crucial piece these sources are missing for residency candidates to make the best program application decisions.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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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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Top 10 IMG Friendly States in USA

Most IMG Friendly States from the 2016 Match

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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2016-17 IMG Residency Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist 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.   June 2016: Start Your Program Research June 21, 2016: ERAS® Tokens available to IMG applicants Have you applied and
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Welcome to the 2016-17 Residency Match Season

It’s that time again! Welcome to the 2016-17 Medical Residency Application and Match Season. As this year’s season progresses and beyond, we here at Match A Resident will be posting information pieces, advice, and more to help you become better informed throughout your preparations, application, Match, and Post-Match. General Residency Application Timeline June: Prepare to
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Didn’t Match: What Should I Do Now?

Not Matching into a medical residency program is a devastating event for any residency candidate. However, after the grief clears and you’ve had time to reflect on your past season, it’s time to move forward and start thinking about what to do between now and when the next application season opens. But, it can be
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Post-Interview Impressions Used to Rank Residency Candidates

Walking out of a residency interview can be filled with mixed emotions. You may feel confident you presented yourself well and made a connection with the program and the Program Director. Or, you may feel as though you could’ve put yourself out there more or answered a question differently. Even if a Program Director looks
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Specialty Competitiveness

When picking a medical specialty to devote a minimum of three years post-graduate study, and a lifetime to, there are many considerations. For example: Your passions and interests in medicine – Are you surgical or do you prefer the puzzle of diagnosis? Your professional credentials – Test scores, clinical experience, etc. Your resources – Finances,
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How to Talk About Gaps or Weaknesses in Your Application During an Interview

Many residency candidates have some aspect of their ERAS Application that may be perceived as a “gap” or “weakness” in the eyes of programs. While you are preparing for your residency interview, an important step is to identify what parts of your application may raise red flags for programs so you are better prepared to
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