What is the Difference Between Match A Resident and Residency Explorer?

Both Match A Resident and Residency Explorer offer powerful tools to aid medical residency applicants. After reading this article, we hope to highlight why using BOTH Match A Resident and Residency Explorer may be to the benefit of residency applicants.    What Does Match A Resident Offer that Residency Explorer Does Not?   1. Customized
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Exceptions ECFMG Pathways

How To Apply for Exceptions to ECFMG Alternative Pathways

After the USMLE announced a 12-18 month delay for Step 2CS on May 26th, 2020 – the ECFMG quickly responded by presenting 5 Alternative Pathways for IMG applicants to still become ECFMG Certification eligible for the 2021 Match Cycle.    However, these Alternative Pathways were less inclusive and lenient than many applicants would have hoped. 
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Alternative Step 2CS Pathways

ECFMG Announces Alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMG Certification – 2021 Match Cycle

The ECFMG has just announced 5 alternative Step 2CS pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking eligibility for the 2021 Match Cycle. Ordinarily, for IMGs to become ECFMG Certified (and therefore allowed to begin residency in the United States), they must first pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and 2CS. However, the USMLE recently announced
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2020-2021 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist This year, due to COVID-19, there are several VERY IMPORTANT changes to the residency application timeline. Key differences in the application timeline are signified in red. We urge you to pay close attention.  Below is a timeline of events with additional suggested actions per time period for
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Top IMG Friendly States of the 2020 Match

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates, 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, but they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of whole states. Learning more about IMG friendly
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Top IMG Friendly Specialties of 2020 Residency Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with first learning about the top IMG friendly specialties themselves. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2020 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US and
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Department of State Announces Moving Forward with Visa Processing for Medical Professionals

As of today, March 27th, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has signaled that it would again resume the processing of both J1 and H-1B visas. This is extremely important for over 4,200+ international medical graduates (IMGs) who Matched into U.S. residency positions in the March 2020 Match Cycle.  For those IMGs who do
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Residency Reapplicant

Do Programs Know if I’m a Residency Reapplicant on ERAS?

There is nothing in ERAS (at the time of publishing this article) that indicates or tells programs whether or not you are a residency reapplicant.  If you applied to ERAS in years past, the only way programs will know this is if you applied to their program directly and they happen to recognize your name
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Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2019 Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with first learning which medical specialties are the most IMG friendly. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2019 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US
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Top 10 IMG Friendly States from Match 2019

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates, 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, but they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of whole states. Knowing how IMG friendly a
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