Top IMG Friendly States from Match 2022

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking US residency, geographical location is notably important. 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 states from Match 2022 can
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Top IMG Friendly Specialties of 2022 Residency Match

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with learning about the top IMG friendly fields. Using the information provided by NRMP’s Results and Data 2022 Main Residency Match, we’ve determined which medical specialties had the highest percentage of US and Non-US IMGs in the positions filled
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2022-2023 Residency Application Cycle: Complete IMG Timeline and Checklist

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 Medical Graduates (IMGs). Bookmark this page to help you stay on track with the 2023 Residency Application Timeline and Checklist! Residency Application Timeline and Checklist June 2022: Start Your Program
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Fees for the 2022-2023 Residency Match Application Cycle

Are you familiar with all the US Residency Application Fees you’ll pay when applying for The Match? Knowing about these fees will help you to better organize your financial resources and budget accordingly. Below is an outline of the Fees for the 2022-2023 Residency Match Application Cycle process from start to finish, and everything in
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Residency LoR Guide

Guide to Writing Residency Letters of Recommendation

sidency Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) are important. In fact, these supporting documents are ranked #2 by Program Directors when choosing applicants to interview. So, it’s important to have a solid understanding of how to streamline the process and develop the strongest letters possible. (Program Director Source) The key factors that define the strength of your
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Discontinuation USMLE Step 2CS

Permanent Cancellation of USMLE Step 2CS

The permanent cancellation of the USMLE Step 2CS examination was announced on January 26, 2021. It was initially suspended on March 16, 2020. The suspension and then discontinuation of the USMLE Step 2CS marked one of the most significant changes the Match has ever seen. It was formerly a required benchmark for obtaining ECFMG certification.
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ERAS Application 2017-18 for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

ERAS Residency Application Components Guide for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Below are descriptions for each of the ERAS Residency Application Components, including those specifically for IMGs. The information included for each component is: The component + a brief description ** How many documents you are allowed per submitted application (in parentheses) Who is responsible for submitting Where to submit Processing Time Any hints or tips
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What is MSPE?

What is the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)?

One piece of the ERAS residency application that still causes confusion for residency candidates is the MSPE document. The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) replaced the Dean’s Letter and acts a direct evaluation of your medical school performance directly from your medical school. Unlike your other application documents, all MSPEs are held until applications are
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ECFMG Pathways

ECFMG Pathways for IMG Certification in 2022 Residency Match

There are 6 ECFMG Pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking eligibility for the 2022 Match Cycle. As most residency candidates already know, the USMLE Step 2CS exam has been permanently discontinued. Accordingly, the ECFMG committed itself to providing alternative Step 2CS Pathways for IMGs to satisfy this clinical skills portion of ECFMG Certification. So,
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Strategies for Older Candidadates

Strategies for Older Candidates

Medical residency applicants come in many forms. For example, there are US medical graduates (USMGs), International Medical Graduates (IMGs), those who are fresh out of medical school, and those who have been working in the medical field for an amount of time. However, candidates who have been out of medical school for a certain amount
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