You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?
Congratulations! You did it! You took USMLE Step 1, the test you spent months studying for, and now you’re anxiously awaiting that email notification telling you that your Step 1 score is available. So now what?
How Important is the ERAS Personal Statement?
“How important is my personal statement, really?” I hear this question all the time. And with the September 29th release date for ERAS residency applications just around the corner, I’m sure that a lot of you are asking yourselves the exact same thing. Does the personal statement matter? Does...
Questions You Should Ask Your Prospective Residency Programs
Residency interviews are a 2-way process. The program isn’t just interviewing you (although it may feel like this); you are also interviewing the program! Here are some essential questions that you should be asking residency programs and residents during your interview.
How to Write a Personal Statement Hook
If possible, the personal statement for your medical school or residency application should start with you, in your underwear and a gas mask, crashing an RV in the middle of the desert. Let me explain.
Here’s How Residency Programs Rank Applicants
How do Residency Programs Rank Applicants? We'll tell you! Applying to residency can feel like playing “pin the tail on the donkey” - blindfolded applicants aimlessly wandering, hoping they are stepping closer to securing a spot in the residency of their dreams. We are here to remove the proverbial...
The Ins and Outs of Virtual Residency Application Season
Wondering how the virtual residency application season is going to be different from prior years? So are we! We asked some of our students and resident tutors the questions you want answers to.
How to Use the AAMC Residency Explorer Tool
Let’s talk about using memory palaces to memorize information for your medical school exams! The idea here is to create a visual vocabulary that is distinct and fun – something you enjoy making, something that will stick in your mind, something that clearly represents the information you’re memorizing.
Residency Matching: How to Cancel an Interview the Right Way
After four years of college, four years of medical school, countless research projects and long hours shadowing you finally got a residency interview and you want to cancel it?! Yes, it happens. And here’s how to respectfully decline.
Post Interview Communication: The Residency Thank You Letter
Feeling the silence and uncertainty between your last interview and Match day? If you’re wondering if you should or shouldn’t reach out to send a quick residency thank you letter to the program for their time during interview day, here’s what you need to know.