Basics of the NRMP’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program

  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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U.S. Medical Fellowships: The Basics

  In the U.S. the path to becoming a physician is as follows, one must complete their undergraduate degree, graduate from medical school, pass the USMLE, and apply for residency. Once these steps have been completed an individual may decide to partake in a fellowship. Fellowships in the U.S. allow for physicians to become further […]

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Appreciating IMGs in the U.S.

This week, Oct. 21-27, 2019, marks the first annual International Medical Graduate (IMG) Recognition Week. Founded by the AMA to celebrate a group of hardworking healthcare practitioners that, as of 2013, makes up 24% of the workforce, this week is also a call to action. IMG Recognition week serves as a platform to share the […]

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Best Practices: Studying for the USMLE

Comprised of three tests, the USMLE is required to become a medical practitioner in the U.S. The main goal of the test is to confirm that a medical graduate is able to apply textbook and classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. An individual’s ability to pass all three steps of the USMLE directly translates into good […]

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Tackling Residency Interviews

You’ve graduated from medical school. You’ve completed rotations, received letters of recommendation (LORs), passed the USMLE, and sent in your applications to the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Now what? Most likely, interviews. In order to have the best chance at securing a rotation you will need to work for it. This means showing interest […]

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Applying to US Residency as an International Medical Graduate (IMG)

The path towards full licensure as a US physician is a complex one. For IMGs, the journey can be even more obstacle-filled. There are many intricate aspects for IMGs to navigate including USMLE exams, ECFMG certification, gaining US clinical experience, and working around visa issues, to name a few. In order to become a licensed […]

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