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Should I Wait Until I Have All My LoRs Before Applying to ERAS?

As with all tricky questions regarding applying through ERAS for medical residency, let’s get one thing straight. There is no “right” answer to whether or not you should wait until you have all your LoRs before applying to ERAS. However, we’ll do our best to explore the pros and cons of possible solutions. First, let’s
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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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9 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Get Residency Interviews

Oftentimes, medical students do not get residency interviews because of easily avoided mistakes, omissions, and errors in their application. However, learning about these pitfalls is the best way to ensure that you give yourself the best chances possible. The Residency application process is vast, complex, and often confusing and overwhelming. Although you may not yet
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MyERAS Application: How to Fill Out the Experiences Section

Advice for Completing the Experiences Section of the MyERAS Application The MyERAS Common Application (Now called the MyERAS Application) is a section of your ERAS account that is meant to cover all of the basic information programs would need to know about your personal and professional background. If programs want, they can also view the
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How to Dress for Residency Interviews

How you dress for an interview tells the residency programs about you. If you show up in wrinkled, unkempt clothing, you may come off as lazy, sloppy, or that you don’t care about the interview. If you show up in a short dress and six inch heels, programs may wonder if you thought this was
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Preparing for a Residency Interview

Receiving an invitation for a residency interview is a very exciting and anxious time for any residency candidate. This is your chance to impress programs in person now that you have caught their interest on paper. You should make the most of every opportunity by being thoroughly prepared for each interview. This will not only
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Crafting a Follow Up Letter

ERAS and residency programs are under no obligation to communicate with you after you have submitted an application. If time is passing and you haven’t received any word from programs, you may be left wondering if it’s beneficial for you to reach out to programs. First, be sure to wait the appropriate amount of time
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How to Talk About Gaps or Weaknesses in Your Application During an Interview

Many residency candidates have some aspect of their ERAS Application that may be perceived as a “gap” or “weakness” in the eyes of programs. While you are preparing for your residency interview, an important step is to identify what parts of your application may raise red flags for programs so you are better prepared to
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How to Defeat Unnecessary Residency Application Expenses

Budget your finances wisely to increase your chances Fulfilling a dream in the field of medicine does not come cheap. It’s best to be prepared for the financial road ahead by being aware of costs relevant to the residency process. The expenses you pay add up fast between USMLE® tests, ECFMG® services, interview related costs
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