Residency Application Timeline for IMGs

The match process is one of the most exciting and scary couple of months during medical school. You put in all the hard work, now it is time to try and match in the specialty and the program of your dreams. Residency applications can be stressful, especially remembering the timeline...

Intelligent Questions to Ask in Your Residency Interview

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A highlight of my intern year was participating in applicant residency interviews. I won a prize for having the highest interviews-to-match ratio. Feels like a weird flex, I know, but bear with me. I had the task of rating applicants and trying to get a sense of their personality, work...

Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” in Residency Interviews

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“Tell me about yourself." A fair request, no doubt. Certainly makes you wonder why you spent countless hours writing and rewriting that blasted personal statement. The truth is that the "Tell me about yourself" question in residency interviews is meant to be more of an ice-breaker and not a deep...

Should You Use AI to Write Your Medical School Admissions or Residency Application Personal Statement? Probably Not.

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The recent release of the AI writing program chatGPT has brought AI-based writing to a much more advanced level. The implications of this technology on essay writing for medical school applications and residency applications are uncertain but likely profound. Two of the senior members of Elite Medical Prep have written...

Why Using AI to Write Your Medical School Admissions or Residency Application Personal Statement May Not Be Such a Bad Idea

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The recent release of the AI writing program chatGPT has brought AI-based writing to a much more advanced level. The implications of this technology on essay writing for medical school applications and residency applications are uncertain but likely profound. Two of the senior members of Elite Medical Prep have written...

To SOAP or Not to SOAP? Is SOAPing Right for You?

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After going partially unmatched during Match Week, I relied on the advice of trusted mentors, residents who had SOAPed, and internet forums to help me decide whether I should put myself through the SOAP. Fortunately for me, most of the advice I received was good advice. Yet, I had no...

How to Talk About Re-Applying for the Match in Your Residency Interviews

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Imagine this… it’s 9:59 AM on the Monday of Match Week. You’re sitting at your desk or with your loved ones, nervous, waiting for an email notification from the NRMP that will determine your future career. Thoughts are racing through your mind. “Will I match? What will I do if...

6 Tips for Contacting Medical Residency Programs for an Interview

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After ERAS submission, it is time to prepare for residency interviews. If it has been 4-6 weeks after application submission and you have not heard back from your top programs, you should consider contacting them for an interview. Crafting a professional e-mail to ask a residency program for an interview...

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

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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,...

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