2019-2020 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist Know what you need to do and when to do it! The Residency Application Cycle can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Below is a timeline of events with additional suggested actions per time period for the Main Residency Match® Season from start to finish for International
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Fees for the 2019-20 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

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 to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below are all of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical Residency Application process from start
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5 W’s of the ACGME Merger (MD/DO Merger)

Who and What The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will be merging with the MD programs’ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The merger will result in a unified ACGME Match for both students from MD and DO schools. DO programs will still have the
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8 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Match to Residency Positions

Some get it. Others don’t. Many will land the residency position of their dreams, while others will find themselves without a spot at the end of the medical residency application season. Why is is that some applicants succeed when many others do not Match? Is there a recipe for success? The truth is – there
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No More PTAL and the New PTL in California 2020

That’s right, folks! The Medical Board of California (MBC) is doing away with the Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (also referred to as the California Letter) and making some very interesting and very important changes to the state’s licensing requirements and protocols, beginning with – no more PTAL. Although there will be no more PTAL (much
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Had Residency Interviews But Did Not Match?

Getting medical residency interviews is hard enough, but what if you did not match? Receiving interviews without matching can be heartbreaking. What happened? What went wrong? Don’t give up! Receiving even just one residency interview is an accomplishment, especially for IMGs. The good news is that your application was strong enough to grant you a
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9 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Get Residency Interviews

Oftentimes, medical students do not get residency interviews because of easily avoided mistakes, omissions, and errors in their application. However, learning about these pitfalls is the best way to ensure that you give yourself the best chances possible. The Residency application process is vast, complex, and often confusing and overwhelming. Although you may not yet
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How Do I Find US Clinical Experience?

 Finding US Clinical Experience can be quite a challenge, especially for IMGs. Although we do not necessarily promote or condone any of the services and opportunities described in this article, we are simply attempting to help exemplify opportunities which do exist. US Clinical Experience usually comes in one of the following forms: sub-internships, externships, and
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Should I tell residency programs they are my number one choice?

You’ve had an interview. It went great. You love them, and they love you. The program has reached out to you saying that they would be delighted to have you in their program. Now comes the big question: Should I tell the residency program that I will rank them as my number one choice? To
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Rank Order List Assistance

Using Match A Resident’s Rank Assist Feature

Ranking medical residency programs can be a challenge. However, with Match A Resident’s Rank Assist Feature, we have helped streamline the way in which applicants rank programs. Using a proprietary comprehensive survey, alongside a rating (value) system, Rank Assist smoothly guides applicants through the process of analyzing, assessing, and of course, ranking their medical residency
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