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Christina M. Boada, MD, MSc

Residency Application Timeline for the 2023-2024 Match Cycle

A preview of Elite Medical Prep's 2023-2024 residency application timeline.


After years of undergraduate studies and medical school, the spring prior to your final year in medical school marks the beginning of the residency application journey. Given how widely the residency application process varies depending on your specialty of choice, it is critical to familiarize yourself with the application timeline...

Beginners Guide To Getting Into A Residency Program

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Each year, thousands of medical students anxiously await their MATCH results in the third week of March, a culmination of nearly a decade or more in education and training. While the process may seem daunting, remember you have applied to college and medical school in the past, and this process...

Best Resources for Understanding Biostatistics for Step 2CK

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On January 6th, 2022, the USMLE Step 1 Exam became a pass or fail exam. This forever changed the landscape of the USMLE exams going forward. At present, the only graded USMLE examination prior to applying to residency is the USMLE Step 2CK examination. This exam is a unique opportunity...

How Much Time Should You Actually Spend Studying For Step 3?

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When entering medical school, the thought of impending USMLE exams looms over the preclinical and clinical years. Once Step 1 and Step 2 are traversed, residency is on the horizon and the idea of further examination preparation can be unsavory. However, Step 3 is not an exam to be taken...

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