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Christina M. Boada, MD, MSc

2023-2024 Match Cycle Residency Application Timeline

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


Ready to become a doctor? After investing time in undergrad and medical school, your final year means your goal is in sight. It’s when the residency application journey starts.   Wondering about the nitty-gritty like when residency applications are due or when residency interviews start? Maybe you're curious about the...

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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