A Brilliant Medical Student

A Medical Student Thriving Despite All Odds

Feb. 28, 2007, was just a normal day for Chris Connolly. He went to school and then water polo practice. But then everything changed when an accident during practice left him a quadriplegic. Eleven years later, Chris is still a quadriplegic—he’s regained limited motion in his arms and legs from physical therapy—now thriving as a […]

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3 Steps for After Your Medical School Interviews

After interviews, many medical school applicants may think their work is over. They’ve completed the admissions process, and it seems there isn’t much to do. That shouldn’t be the case. Once the admissions committees are finished making their decision, you’ll need to make one on where to attend if you are accepted. These three steps […]

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IMGs in the United States

The Importance of International Medical Graduates in the United States

In the field of primary care medicine, the United States faces an ongoing physician shortage. Two factors that contribute to this are the spot limitations within U.S. medical schools and those in residency slots. This bottleneck effect at the residency position means that as the physicians retiring outnumbers the new, practicing physicians, the shortage becomes […]

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The Journey to Becoming a United States Physician – A Step by Step Guide

Becoming a doctor in the United States is a journey within itself. While the process is comprised of many steps, all aspects are aimed at ensuring the highest level of care for the well-being of patients. The following is a step by step outline of the journey all IMG’s must complete in order to live […]

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Top 5 IMG Friendly Specialties

Every year, all aspiring physicians must go through the Match to be placed into a residency program. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) participate in the Match process and fill positions in specific medical specialties. Certain specialty residency programs accept more IMGs than others. Here’s a list of the top 5 most IMG friendly specialties, ranked by […]

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Top IMG Friendly States

Residency Match For IMG’s Any medical student or graduate looking to practice medicine in the United States must participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), or “the Match”.  Through the Match, residency applicants both from abroad and from the U.S. are matched with a United States residency program. Some programs tend to accept more […]

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The Benefits of Test Prep

The USMLE The United States Medical Licensure Exam is a necessary step in the process of becoming a physician in the United States. The USMLE is a four-step exam that requires a significant  degree of preparation beforehand. Test prep programs either in the United States or locally can help prepare you for every step of […]

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Planning for a U.S. Residency

U.S. Clinical Experience Completing an AMOpportunities clinical experience is a helpful first step in beginning the residency process in the United States. Upon concluding an AMOpportunities experience, you will gain a better sense of U.S. medical practices to help you decide if you would like to pursue a residency here. An AMOpportunities experience will enrich […]

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