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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Match Day 2020 Recap

  With Match Day 2020 over and done, the National Residency Match Program released a general overview of this year’s data, which provides some insight into how many individuals applied, matched into residency, and the allotment of program seats across various specialties. A comprehensive version of this data is projected to be available in May. […]

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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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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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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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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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4 Tips to Succeed in the Match

With the culmination of one Match season comes the beginning of another. The National Residency Match Program, also known as “The Match,” uses an algorithm to match medical school graduates with residency programs. Through this process, medical school graduates can begin their residency at the institution best suited for them. While international medical graduates (IMGs) […]

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The Importance of U.S. Clinical Experiences

  For current international medical students and graduates (IMGs) hoping to practice medicine in the United States, a U.S. based clinical rotation is essential. Securing these opportunities can be challenging, though. A rotations placement company, such as AMOpportunities, can help. At AMO, we believe in equal access to supplemental educational experiences. We connect IMGs with […]

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Data from the 2019 NRMP

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the channel through which physician hopefuls fill residency spots.  Since the 1950s, the number of individuals participating in The Match rises steadily each year. Despite record-breaking 44,603 applicants this year, the number of International Medical Graduates applicants continue to dwindle. While the exact reason for the low number […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Your USMLE Personal Statement (Part Two)

Top 10 tips for writing your USMLE personal statement. In part one of “How to Write a Personal Statement for the USMLE,” we covered preparation tips and formatting suggestions when writing your personal statement. Here, we’ve put together the top 10 tips for writing and editing your statement to make it stand out. Use titles and subtitles. They not only help to tell your story, […]

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