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When researching residency programs on their websites or public databases, beyond often being outdated or inconsistent, there is one crucial piece these sources are missing for residency candidates to make the best program application decisions.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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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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Follow up letter

Follow Up With Residency Programs

If the Residency Application Season is progressing and you are worried about how your Match Season is going, you may have questions about what to do next in the Residency Application Process. The next step for any residency candidates struggling to get interviews is to follow up with residency programs. Should I contact programs after
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Fees US MEDICAL RESIDENCY APPLICATION

Fees for the 2016-17 US Medical Residency Application Season

Becoming a doctor or medical professional to help heal the sick and tend to the injured is a beautiful dream. But, this dream does not come without a price. Many medical residency applicants applying for US residency positions are unaware of the financial hurdles posed by the residency application process. As you prepare for the
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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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Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL)

Applying to California and the PTAL

One 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 deciding
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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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Why Didn’t I Match? 14 Reasons You Could Have Failed to Match

The Match Week® is now over. At this point, those who Matched are celebrating and preparing to enter their respective residency positions, and those who didn’t Match are left wondering, “Why didn’t I Match?” Of course, the ultimate reason residency candidates do not Match is the sheer number of applicants compared to the number of
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