Residency LoR Guide

Guide to Writing Residency Letters of Recommendation

Residency Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) are a crucial component of your Residency application package. In fact, these supporting documents are ranked #2 by Program Directors when choosing applicants to interview. So, whether you have been asked to author the letters yourself or your letter writers will be preparing them, it’s important to have a solid
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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, after the exam 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. 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. If
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US Clinical Experience (USCE) is defined as hands on experience working with patients conducted in a US medical environment

US Clinical Experience (USCE): What Counts and What Doesn’t?

Whether you’re a brand new International Medical Graduate (IMG) who is fresh out of medical school or a practicing doctor with 30 years under their belt, all IMGs must face the matter of US Clinical Experience (USCE). Out of the many factors you will have to consider for your residency application preparations, US Clinical Experience
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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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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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