4 LoRs ERAS

Should I Apply to ERAS With 3 or 4 LoRs?

You must apply to residency programs using a minimum of 3 Letters of Recommendation. However, you can upload as many as 4 LoRs. So, should you apply to programs on ERAS with 3 LoRs or 4 LoRs??  The question confuses residency applicants each and every year, and it is very understandable as to why. The
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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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The Importance of U.S. Clinical Rotations for IMGs

The road to becoming a practicing physician in the U.S. difficult, not to mention highly competitive. Taking this road as an international medical graduate can be even more challenging. Like U.S. medical students, IMGs must complete medical school, complete the USMLE, and match into a residency position before they can reach their goal. However, unlike
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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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US Medical Residency Reapplicants

4 Steps to Approaching Residency Reapplication

So, you didn’t Match. Perhaps this was your first Match Season, or maybe you’ve been here before. Either way, if you end up unmatched at the end of a Residency Application Cycle, you find yourself falling into the category of “repeat applicant” or “residency reapplicant” and not sure what to do or how to proceed.
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2019-2020 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

IMG U.S. Medical Residency Application Timeline and Checklist Know what you need to do and when to do it! The Residency Application Cycle can be confusing and difficult to navigate. 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
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Fees for the 2019-20 US Medical Residency Application Cycle

Smart residency applicants know there are many costs and fees along the road to residency. Early awareness of these fees will help those applying for US medical residency to better organize their financial resources and budget accordingly. Below are all of the fees and costs associated with the US Medical Residency Application process from start
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5 W’s of the ACGME Merger (MD/DO Merger)

Who and What The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will be merging with the MD programs’ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The merger will result in a unified ACGME Match for both students from MD and DO schools. DO programs will still have the
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8 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Match to Residency Positions

Some get it. Others don’t. Many will land the residency position of their dreams, while others will find themselves without a spot at the end of the medical residency application season. Why is is that some applicants succeed when many others do not Match? Is there a recipe for success? The truth is – there
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No More PTAL and the New PTL in California 2020

That’s right, folks! The Medical Board of California (MBC) is doing away with the Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (also referred to as the California Letter) and making some very interesting and very important changes to the state’s licensing requirements and protocols, beginning with – no more PTAL. Although there will be no more PTAL (much
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