Residency Application Fees

Fees for the 2021-22 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Are you familiar with all the Residency Application Fees you’ll be responsible for when applying for The Match? Having a full understanding of these fees will help candidates applying for US medical residency to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below is an outline of the fees and costs associated with the US
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What is MSPE?

What is the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)?

One piece of the ERAS residency application that still causes confusion for residency candidates is the MSPE document. The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) replaced the Dean’s Letter and acts a direct evaluation of your medical school performance directly from your medical school. Unlike your other application documents, all MSPEs are held until applications are
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ECFMG Pathways

ECFMG Pathways for IMG Certification in 2022 Residency Match

There are 6 ECFMG Pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking eligibility for the 2022 Match Cycle. As most residency candidates already know, the USMLE Step 2CS exam has been permanently discontinued. Accordingly, the ECFMG committed itself to providing alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMGs to satisfy this clinical skills portion of ECFMG Certification. If
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Residency Application Timeline and Checklist

2021-2022 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

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 Medical Graduates (IMGs). Bookmark this page to help you stay on track with the 2022 Residency Application Timeline and Checklist! Residency Application Timeline and Checklist June 2021: Start Your Program
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ERAS Residency Application 2021 Match Highlights (NRMP Data)

Match Day is one of the most exciting days of any medical student’s career.  It is the culmination of countless hours of work and dedication and marks both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Read about the 2021 Match highlights below. In 2021, the Match looked different than it ever had
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An Approach to No USMLE Step 2CK Score

As the ERAS application date approaches, medical residency candidates are in the final stretch of putting their ERAS 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
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How to Create and Certify a Rank Order List

Below is a Step-by-Step Guide for creating and certifying a Rank Order List (ROL) on NRMP®. Please note, there are two types of Rank Order Lists: Primary = Used to rank Categorical, Preliminary, or Advanced positions. Supplemental = If you have ranked an Advanced position, you may create a Supplemental list that only has Preliminary
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The Post-Match SOAP in a Nutshell

What is the Post-Match SOAP? The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) is an opportunity for eligible residency candidates who go unmatched or partially matched during the Main Residency Match® to apply to residency programs with unfilled positions. The Post-Match SOAP spans the Monday through Thursday of Match Week and can be very confusing
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Interview Invitations in December?

Can I Get Residency Interview Invitations in December?

Interview season is in full swing, and you are probably wondering, ‘Can I get interview invitations in December?’ And the short answer is yes, you can! Many applicants will still be receiving interviews throughout December. Some applicants will even be getting last-minute invitations in January. These depend on potential slots that open up because of
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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.
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