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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How to Defeat Unnecessary Residency Application Expenses

Budget your finances wisely to increase your chances Fulfilling a dream in the field of medicine does not come cheap. It’s best to be prepared for the financial road ahead by being aware of costs relevant to the residency process. The expenses you pay add up fast between USMLE® tests, ECFMG® services, interview related costs
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The ERAS Components Break Down

As the US medical application season begins, it is important to be aware of the specific components you should be preparing for the application opening on Sept. 15, 2015. I highly suggest having as many of the components put together and ready to assign to medical residency programs as possible by September so you can
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Fees for the 2015-16 US Medical Residency Application Season

Fulfilling a dream in the field of medicine does not come cheap these days. You will need to be aware of your budget in order to make decisions about how many specialties you can apply to and which programs are worth going to interview with. It’s better to be prepared for the financial road ahead
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Creating a Well Crafted Medical Residency Personal Statement

There are many ways to make an impression from bringing flowers on your first date to insulting someone’s shoes before realizing they’re your new boss. While applying for a medical residency program, you have many chances to make an impression such as your MyERAS application, Letters of Recommendations, and test scores. But, no avenue gives
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What’s My Specialty? IMG Friendly Specialties Based on 2015 Match Data.

Almost as important as your decision to pursue a career in medicine is deciding which branch of medicine to dedicate your life. Before you fill out your application or pick your programs, the most difficult step is choosing which specialities to apply for. As an IMG student, your decision is made even harder by having
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IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist

Know what you need to do and when to do it! June 2015 Start Your Program Research June 23, 2015 ERAS Tokens available Have you applied and paid for your ERAS token through ECFMG? You can find this under ECFMG’s OASIS ERAS Support Have you used your token serial number to register for MyERAS? Have
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Welcome to the 2015-16 Medical Residency Application Season!

Hello Doctors! Welcome to the 2015-16 Medical Residency Program application season. As the season progresses and beyond, we here at Match A Resident will be posting information pieces, advices, interviews and more to help you become better informed throughout your preparations, application and Post-Match. If you ever have any questions or need clarification on anything you read
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