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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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When researching residency programs on their websites or public databases, beyond often being outdated or inconsistent, there is one crucial piece these sources are missing for residency candidates to make the best program application decisions.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 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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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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J-1 Two-Year Foreign Residency Requirement for Physicians

Guest Author: J-1 Two-Year Foreign Residency Requirement for Physicians

J-1 Two-Year Foreign residency requirement for Physicians- Are there any Waivers? By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Immigration Attorney The majority of foreign doctors who come to train in the U.S. must obtain J-1 exchange Visitor’s Visa. The J-1 visa is sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). ECFMG sponsors those foreign medical graduates
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Travel Ban Lifted by US Federal Court

Guest Author: Travel Ban Lifted by US Federal Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Temporary Restraining Order blocking the Travel Ban: 5 things you should know By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Immigration Attorney On February 9, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the motion for an emergency stay filed by the U.S. Government. The Court found that the Government failed
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President Trump's New Executive Orders Explained

Guest Author: President Trump’s New Executive Orders Explained

President Trump signed Executive order to begin building the wall between the Border of U.S. and Mexico By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Immigration Attorney On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, while visiting the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump signed two executive actions cover the following topics, which are intended to protect U.S. citizens from foreign nationals
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Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2017 Match

Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2016 Match

After completing medical school, the next biggest decision of your medical career is which branch of medicine to dedicate your life. If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), your decision is made even more challenging by having to figure out which specialties are the most IMG friendly. The information provided by NRMP’s® Results and
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