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.

7 Reasons to Consider a Physician-Scientist Training Program

14 min

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Dual degree medical programs, such as Physician-Scientist programs, offer ambitious and curious students the opportunity to become leaders and experts in a particular field of study that is related to healthcare.

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?

8 min

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1004 Views

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?

10 min

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493 Views

“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

15 min

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residency programs

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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

21 min

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Personal Statement Hook for residency application

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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

13 min

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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

10 min

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Virtual Residency Application

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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.

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