What is the OET Exam for IMGs?

OET Exam Basics The OET – Occupational English Test, that has now replaced the STEP 2 CS, assesses the health care-specific English language competency and communication skills of physicians. It is more than a test of English language proficiency, emphasizing the type of language physicians will need to communicate effectively in a clinical setting with
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ERAS Updates for the 2024 Match

As an applicant, (and especially as an IMG), one of the things you need to do to strengthen your application is to optimize your ERAS application. Most applicants don’t think too much about how to do that, and we’re here to tell you why it’s so important, especially starting this year. Did you know that
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Top IMG Friendly Specialties of 2023 Residency Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with learning about the top IMG friendly fields. Using the information provided by NRMP®’s Advance Data Tables 2023 Main Residency Match, we’ve determined which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US and Non-US IMGs in the positions filled
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2023-2024 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 2024 Match Residency Application Timeline and Checklist! Residency Application Timeline and Checklist June 2023: Start Your
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Top IMG Friendly States from Match 2023

As many IMGs may know, geographical location is an important factor that International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking US residency must consider. Primarily, IMG residency applicants need to research individual programs, but they also need to be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG friendliness of whole states. Learning more about IMG Friendly states from
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NRMP 2022

NRMP 2023 Main Residency Match Highlights and 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. Now, you can read about the NRMP® 2023 Main Residency Match highlights below. In 2023, the Match
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How to prepare for the USMLE Step 2CK exam

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, aka USMLE Step 2 CK) is a 9-hour-long exam divided into eight blocks of 60 minutes each with a total of 318 questions based on clinical scenarios that test the examinees’ ability to apply medical knowledge and understanding of clinical concepts with respect to patient
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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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