Alternative Step 2CS Pathways

ECFMG Announces Alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMG Certification – 2021 Match Cycle

The ECFMG has just announced 5 alternative Step 2CS pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking eligibility for the 2021 Match Cycle. Ordinarily, for IMGs to become ECFMG Certified (and therefore allowed to begin residency in the United States), they must first pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and 2CS. However, the USMLE recently announced
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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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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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Top 5 Most IMG Friendly Specialties 2019 Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with first learning which medical specialties are the most IMG friendly. Using the information provided by NRMP’s® Results and Data 2019 Main Residency Match®, we were able to figure out which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US
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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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ERAS Changes 2016-17

Every year, AAMC’s® ERAS® makes changes to their timing and systems to try and make the residency application process run more smoothly and efficiently for applicants. This year is no different, and the changes are bigger and better than ever. Here are the ERAS changes you can expect this year that have been released**: Timeline:
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Welcome to the 2016-17 Residency Match Season

It’s that time again! Welcome to the 2016-17 Medical Residency Application and Match Season. As this year’s season progresses and beyond, we here at Match A Resident will be posting information pieces, advice, and more to help you become better informed throughout your preparations, application, Match, and Post-Match. General Residency Application Timeline June: Prepare to
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Selecting Programs During the Post-Match SOAP

At 11 a.m. (EST) on Monday of Match Week, residency candidates who participated in the Main Residency Match® through NRMP® will fall into one of three categories: Fully Matched – You have received a position that will give you full training for licensure (usually a Categorical position or Preliminary/Advanced combination) Partially Matched – You have
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Are You Eligible for the Post-Match SOAP?

During this intensely competitive Match year and with so many qualified applicants in the pool, it may be possible you struggled to receive interview invitations. But, the Match season is not over! The Post-Match Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) gives applicants a chance to Match into programs who did not find anyone to fill
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