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

ERAS Residency Application Components Guide for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

(Content Updated: June 1, 2018) 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
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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

(Content Updated: May 29, 2018) The Standardized Video Interview (SVI) was initially tested during the 2016-17 Application Cycle. The SVI was then implemented as a mandatory requirement for all Emergency Medicine residency applicants during the 2017-18 Residency Application Cycle and will continue to be a requirement for EM candidates during the 2018-19 Application Cycle. Below
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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)?

(Content Updated: May 3, 2018) One piece of the ERAS residency application that 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 directly from your medical school. Unlike your other application documents, all MSPEs
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2018-17 Residency Application Season

How to Start Preparing for the 2018-19 Residency Application Season

The 2017-18 Residency Application Season has come to an end. This means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming 2018-19 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
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