Congratulations! You Matched to Residency – Now What?!

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After years of medical school, months of interviews, and countless nights of worrying about your Rank Order List for residency matching. You open your NRMP results envelope on Match Day and a wave of emotion washes over you. You matched to residency!  Matching to residency was the goal that always...

2023 Residency Application Timeline

14 min

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170 Views

Perhaps the most exciting and nerve-wracking time in medical school is the MATCH. After years of hard work and sacrifice, the time has finally come to go through the application and interview process all over again, just as for medical school. However, this time is much more exciting. This time,...

2022 Top Most IMG Friendly Residency Specialties

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Moving to a different country can be scary, and for an IMG applying for residency in the US may certainly be stress-inducing. With this blog post, we hope to help ease your stress and suggest some of the most IMG-friendly residency specialties you should consider applying to this year! For...

How Does Residency Matching Work? Get Your Dream Residency

21 min

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A medical school graduate's first job is determined by a computer algorithm called “The Match.” Just like for medical school, applicants submit an application to many programs. But unlike for medical school, an applicant is matched to only one program in one city. This process is known as residency matching...

SOAPing Into a Competitive Residency Program

9 min

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The last thing on most students’ minds going through the SOAP is, “how do I match into a competitive program?” The truth is, most SOAPing medical students just hope they Match into a residency program at all. But, the best applicants make the most of this tough situation. Sometimes, these...

How to Prepare Your Application for SOAP

9 min

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Take a deep breath. If you've found yourself here, then you are considering preparing for the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP and you probably already know what the SOAP is and what the SOAP process entails. In this post we will review how to prepare your application for...

Standing Out in Residency Applications With a Pass/Fail USMLE Step 1

16 min

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Although the recent USMLE switch to pass/fail scoring for Step 1 has been regarded as a largely positive change for most students, some of you may be wondering how this change will affect the overall appearance of your residency application. There are several key components to building a stand-out application...

Understanding the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)

8 min

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The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP, is the process by which unmatched or partially matched medical students can apply for residency matching spots left unfilled following the NRMP match. SOAPing is the dreaded outcome of the match. I will never forget the grief and anxiety I felt after...

What Questions Do They Ask in a Residency Interview?

23 min

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You hit submit on your ERAS application and realize you’re finally a post-ERAS M4 – nothing can hurt you now.  That is, until the residency interview invitations start to roll in (sometimes just 24 hours later!). So, what questions do they ask in a residency interview anyway? And how can...

Applying for US Residency as an IMG: Does Step 2CS Still Exist for IMGs?

3 min

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Did you know that if you are an IMG applying for residency in the United States, you still have to satisfy a clinical and communications skills (CCS) requirement through the ECFMG? This may come as surprise considering the USMLE broadcasted suspension of the CCS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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