Women contemplating COVID-19's Effect on the 2021 Main Residency Match

COVID-19’s Effect on the 2021 Main Residency Match

  It’s safe to say COVID-19 has changed the course of many lives in a matter of just a few short months. It is responsible for the change in school schedules, cancelation of vacations, and postponement of weddings. It is also responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people, a surge in mental […]

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Physician works on writing a letter of recommendation.

AMO’s Guide to Letters of Recommendation

  What is an LOR? A letter of recommendation (LoR) is a document, generally written on official letterhead, that provides insight on an applicant’s character, experience, and skills from the perspective of someone other than the applicant.  The individual writing the letter should be someone with a professional, rather than personal, relationship with the individual […]

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IMGs celebrating their match into medical residency.

Match Day 2020: What To Do If You Did (or Didn’t) Match

  Match week is next week—that’s right—NEXT WEEK! To help you prepare for Match Day, March 20, 2020, we compiled a short list of how to celebrate if you end up matching, and what to do in the event that you do not.   What to do if you matched:   Snap a Photo Share […]

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IMG celebrates after meeting requirements to apply to the Match.

Apply to the Match: Eligibility Requirements

  Ranking for the 2020 Match just wrapped up and, with Match Day less than a month away, it is time for medical students and graduates to determine if they will be applying to the 2021 Match. Now is the time for these individuals to check that they meet eligibility requirements. Doing so will ensure […]

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Auditorium seats where medical students take the USMLE

3 Big Changes to the USMLE

  In November, we covered the USMLE Composite Committee and Management Committee’s decision to change the length of time allotted for individuals to complete the test and the number of questions that will be found in each section. These changes are slotted to launch this May. Recently, the USMLE’s committees made additional changes that will […]

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International Medical Student viewing NRMP SOAP programs

Basics of the NRMP’s SOAP

  Applying for residency through the National Resident Matching Program can be scary. With so many applicants vying for the same spot failure is possible. If you don’t get matched to a residency program on your list, don’t worry! There is still a chance that you could match into an unfilled program. That’s where the […]

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Age and Applying to Residency in the U.S.

  Applying for Residency in the U.S. as an IMG can be a numbers game. Although applying as an older candidate can be an element that further complicates the equation, it is not a death sentence. Elder IMGs can successfully obtain residency it just requires some additional planning and data analysis on programs that see […]

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Specialty Profile: Cardiology

  A specialty within internal medicine, cardiology focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases and issues affecting the heart and cardiovascular system. The most common issues treated by cardiologists include heart disease, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Cardiology, also known as cardiovascular disease, can be further broken down into sub-specialties. Those interested […]

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Differences and Similarities Between MDs and DOs

  You might be in medical school and wondering what program to apply for. Should you pursue an MD or a DO? For international students looking to practice medicine in the U.S., this decision should not be taken lightly. Medical students should be aware of the main differences between these degrees. Those holding an MD […]

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Specialty Profile: Pathology

  Pathology is depended upon by nearly every other medical specialty and subspecialties as it deals with the study of diseases and their treatments. Pathologists spend most of their time completing and interpreting lab tests as well as consulting physicians on how to treat based on their findings. Pathology can be broken down into two […]

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