USMLE Step 2 CS Suspended for 12+ Months

  When COVID-19 first hit the U.S., the Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners, both sponsors of the exam, were quick to put the United States Medical License Examination Steps on hold. This decision was made in respect of the safety of examinees and test administrators. As the situation progresses, […]

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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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Women Physician practicing neurosurgery.

Specialty Profile: Neurosurgery

  Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that manages and delivers care to patients with disorders of the nervous system and their supportive structures, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and spinal column. Physicians who specialize in neurosurgery are referred to as neurosurgeons or brain surgeons. These individuals are highly regarded in the medical field and […]

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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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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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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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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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