Strategies for Older Candidadates

Strategies for Older Candidates

(Content Updated: August 14, 2018) Medical residency applicants come in many forms. There are US medical graduates (USMGs), International Medical Graduates (IMGs), those who are fresh out of medical school, and those who have been working in the medical field for an amount of time. Candidates who have been out of medical school for a
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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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The ERAS Application for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Components of an IMG’s ERAS Application

The ERAS Application for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) As the US medical residency application season begins, it is important to learn about all of the specific components you should be preparing for the application. This is especially important for IMGs who have more parts of their applications to think about. IMG residency candidates should have
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Letters of recommendation

A Guide to Medical Residency Letters of Recommendation

(Content Updated: May 25, 2018) Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) have the power to make or break your medical residency application. According to the NRMP® Director Survey, Letters of Recommendation rank #2 among the top 5 most important factors when reviewing a residency candidate’s application. The strongest Letters of Recommendation are: Recent – Within one year
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2016-17 IMG Residency Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist 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.   June 2016: Start Your Program Research June 21, 2016: ERAS® Tokens available to IMG applicants Have you applied and
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ERAS Changes 2016-17

Every year, AAMC’s® ERAS® makes changes to their timing and systems to try and make the residency application process run more smoothly and efficiently for applicants. This year is no different, and the changes are bigger and better than ever. Here are the ERAS changes you can expect this year that have been released**: Timeline:
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Welcome to the 2016-17 Residency Match Season

It’s that time again! Welcome to the 2016-17 Medical Residency Application and Match Season. As this year’s season progresses and beyond, we here at Match A Resident will be posting information pieces, advice, and more to help you become better informed throughout your preparations, application, Match, and Post-Match. General Residency Application Timeline June: Prepare to
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