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How did I get 26 Interviews and PREMATCHED for US Residency? Match Tips and Tric
by chennai_doc - 20247 reads, based on 31 votes
Hi everybody, though this might be a bit late for the Match 2008, I hope this post would help at least those who are planning for Match 2009 or later. Here I explain the tips and tricks for the Match. I applied to 150 Internal Medicine programs It gets more competitive every year especially for the International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Most of the IMG-friendly programs claim that they received more than 3000 applications this year. The record gets broken each year. This might also be due to each applicant applying to more than 100 programs. I thought applying to more programs would fetch more number of interviews. Hence I applied to 150 programs. Also I was planning to ap... More

Factors that determine getting a residency slot after USMLE
by AshB - 34419 reads, based on 75 votes
Well thatís pretty subjective again. At times guys with lower scores have gotten better residency slots than those with higher scores. Still I'll list all the factors that go into determining the probability of getting a residency slot. 1. MLE scores: This is the single most important factor for an IMG at least. The higher the scores the better are the chances. Now there is a confusion over step 1 or 2 scores which are better. General perception is that Step 1 scores are more important. But I'd like to tell you about a study on this factor.... More

10 Top Tips for applying to the 2006 Match to start residency in July 2006
by Aarti Sarwal - 7221 reads, based on 14 votes
Get done with all your steps by September 1st i.e. Step 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3 if you want H1 or as early as you can manage. Make sure you have a well written curriculum vitae and personal statement .Donít leave the two to last minute. Grammatical mistakes are an absolute killer. Make yourself familiar with ERAS and the match process by going through the websites www.ecfmg.org and www.nrmp.org to make sure you know all the rules and deadlines. ... More

Step 2 Score Matters Most for Getting a Residency
by kaptest - 13629 reads, based on 17 votes
A lot of different people will give you a lot of different advice about getting a residency position in the United States. Some will tell you that your USMLE Step 1 score is what makes all the difference. Others, that an externship in the U.S. makes all the difference. Still others will emphasize the virtues of recent medical school graduation, or the converse, work experience in a medical setting. In the face of myths and rumors it is nice to have some data to share that lets us put some of these opinions to the test. ... More

Tips for a Successful Interview For Residency in USMLE
by My Residency Program - 11082 reads, based on 8 votes
1) Prior to the interview, don't be afraid to schedule dates that maximize your travel plans. It is professional and expected that you do so. Once you agree to a date, however, make sure that a tour of the facility and an opportunity to speak to the current trainees is included. If not, arrange that separately. ... More


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