About the Author

Alexandra R., MD

Alexandra earned her Neuroscience degree from the University of Michigan, graduating with Summa Cum Laude recognition in 2014. She continued her education at the University of Michigan Medical School, earning her MD in 2019. During her time in medical school, Alex achieved honors in most clinical rotations and was very involved in the Michigan community, serving as a student interviewer for the University of Michigan Medical School Admission Committee. She graduated with a Distinction in Research Honors, having received the Young Investigator Award and Rising Derm Star Award for her research in Oncodermatology. After medical school, Alexandra completed her intern year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a program universally considered among the most competitive medicine internships. She is completing her final year of dermatology residency as Chief Resident at Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, a program ranked in the top 20 training programs for dermatology (Reference: Doximity). Alexandra is a published academic author, and her work can be found here.

Acceptance Factors for Matching into a Transitional Year (TY) Residency

11 min

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6857 Views

The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Transitional Year.

How to Match into a Dermatology Residency Program in 2021

11 min

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11040 Views

The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Dermatology.

Scheduling Residency Interviews

7 min

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2504 Views

You’ve submitted your ERAS application, all of your LoR are in, your school uploaded your MSPE, and now here you are, waiting for the “wave” of interview invites that you hope is going to hit you. Here are a couple tips for scheduling interviews.

Preparing for Your Residency Interview

6 min

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3734 Views

Performing well during the residency interview is critical in maximizing your chances at being ranked well in a particular program. In order to present the best version of yourself, you must prepare!

How to Write Your ERAS Personal Statement

13 min

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3955 Views

There are a variety of mixed opinions about the importance of the personal statement in the residency application process. Some people think that a personal statement, if it is captivating enough, can be your gateway to obtaining an interview.

How to Write the MSPE

13 min

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8511 Views

Towards the end of M3 year, medical students meet with one of their medical school’s Deans and write the Medical Student Performance Evaluation letter (MSPE), or the “Dean’s letter”, which is sent to all residency programs. Here’s what to (and not to) include.

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