2018-17 Residency Application Season

How to Start Preparing for the 2018-17 Residency Application Season

The 2016-17 Residency Application Cycle has come to an end. This means, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 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 guide
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NRMP® Advanced 2017 Main Residency Match Data

The 2017 Match Week is over and NRMP® has released some initial advanced match data (more will be released in the coming months). Match 2017 proved to be the largest Match in NRMP history with over 43,000 registered applicants and over 31,000 positions. View the newest data for general statistics, the Post-Match SOAP®, applicant type,
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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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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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What Program Directors are Really Looking at in Your ERAS Residency Application

It’s no secret that a well prepared residency application can get your foot in the door with medical residency programs. The secret lies in what Program Directors and Interview Committees really want to see when they look through a residency candidate’s application. The residency application preparation process is extensive and takes a lot of time
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An Approach to No USMLE Step 2 CK Score

At this point, medical residency candidates are in the final stretch of putting their residency applications together. However, there is a group of candidates who have components of their application missing whether it’s a document like Letters of Recommendation, or a USMLE exam score. With this factor in mind, deciding when and which programs to
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