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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COVID-19 and USMLE Testing Delays – What You Should Know

Applicants to residency for the 2021 Match Cycle are facing unprecedented circumstances and new obstacles, especially since USMLE Testing has been delayed due to COVID-19.  Upcoming residency applicants may be unsure of their abilities to obtain residency without the proper USMLE Testing Exams completed. Additionally, Non-US IMGs face the additional uncertainty of an ever-changing landscape
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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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coronavirus match day celebrations

Coronavirus Impedes Match Day Celebrations

Millions of people have been affected by the outbreak and continuing threat of the coronavirus. One group that has been particularly affected (outside of course those who have fallen ill) is students. The predominant reason is that students at schools and universities often find themselves put together in densely populated groups – whether that be
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SOAP Preparation

5 Steps to the Best Post-Match SOAP Preparation 2020

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 thought. But, if
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No More Standardized Video Interview (SVI) – AAMC Discontinues SVI

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has made an interesting decision that will affect thousands of applicants in the coming years. After launching their initial pilot program in 2016, the AAMC decided that there will be no more Standardized Video Interview (SVI) beginning in the 2020-21 residency application cycle. The SVI initially launched as
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Successful Residency

The Hidden Secret of a Successful Residency Interview Season

Congratulations! You have gotten a few interviews for medical residency under your belt. Hopefully, you will be scheduling even more, working towards a successful residency interview season.  But, are you about to be making the same mistake that thousands of other residency applicants have made before?  The truth is, as memorable as your experiences seem
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Too late

When is it Too Late to Apply to ERAS for Residency?

It might be mid-October, November, or even later and you are asking yourself, “Am I too late to apply to ERAS for medical residency?” In short, it is very possible that some programs’ application deadlines have already passed and applying to them would simply be a waste of time and resources. However, what about the
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