ECFMG Pathways & OET Updates for 2022-23

There are 6 ECFMG Pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) applying for the 2023 Match Cycle. As most candidates already know, the USMLE Step 2CS exam has been permanently discontinued. As a result, the ECFMG created alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMGs. These Pathways satisfy the clinical skills portion of ECFMG Certification. If you successfully
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Why Didn’t I Match? 14 Reasons You Could Have Failed to Match

If you are a residency re-applicant, understanding why previous attempts were not successful is imperative. There is no sense in trying the same thing over and over again, especially if it didn’t work the first time. Luckily, there ARE ways to improve and optimize both your application and your application strategy. Some potential weaknesses that
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practicing medicine in the US

Practicing Medicine in the US: Getting Started

The pathway to practicing medicine in the US is lengthy and can be overwhelming. There are many components, but here we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on where to start. Overview: Practicing Medicine in the US Let’s start from the beginning. As a non-US citizen who wants to  practice medicine in the US, you
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Post-Match SOAP Preparation

5 Steps to the Best Post-Match SOAP Preparation (2022)

The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) is not an option most residency candidates want to consider until they absolutely have to. And, that is very understandable! Thinking about the Post-Match may feel like thinking about the possibility of not receiving a Match through the Main Residency Match®— which can be a very scary
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Program Director Survey

NRMP Program Director Survey Results: 2021

Well-prepared residency candidates are those who apply with a strong, cohesive ERAS Application. To do this, it’s crucial to know what elements of the application Program Directors are most concerned with. The NRMP’s 2021-22 Program Director Survey provides a wealth of information that can point you in the right direction. The NRMP® conducts a bi-annual
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Residency Interviews

Six Ways to Ace Your Residency Interviews

Interviewing with residency programs is one of the final bridges you’ll cross before Matching. It is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and, well, blood, sweat, and tears. With so much at stake, it’s no wonder many applicants feel nervous, anxious, and even some trepidation when facing interviews. Keep reading for six strategies
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Interviewing with Secondary Specialties

If you applied to more than one specialty, and your background and CV are better aligned with one than the other, it’s possible you’ll be asked by a program director if you are in fact applying to multiple fields. So, it’s important to be prepared for interviewing with secondary specialties. Be Upfront You might initially
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Pass/Fail

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail: When should you take the exam?

The USMLE Step 1 exam will become Pass/Fail beginning on January 26, 2022. No numerical scores will be reported for any applicant who takes the exam on or after that date. Scores for applicants who take the exam prior to January 26, 2022, on the other hand, will be reported numerically on the USMLE transcript.
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