How to Write the MSPE

13 min

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5939 Views

Towards the end of M3 year, medical students meet with one of their medical school’s Deans and write the Medical Student Performance Evaluation letter (MSPE), or the “Dean’s letter”, which is sent to all residency programs. Here’s what to (and not to) include.

Applying Into Pathology Residency

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What I can say about my residency application process is that I gained important perspectives on how residency program directors think, how to optimize your application, and even how to negotiate the process (you can negotiate more than you think!)

Applying to ENT Residency

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Do you love the ears, nose and throat? Me too! The residency application process in ENT can be daunting and stressful – the best way to navigate the system is by talking to friends and colleagues who have been through it before!

How to Make Your Residency Rank List

6 min

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2108 Views

You’ve spent countless hours pouring over every word in your ERAS application and personal statement, you’ve traveled far and wide to be wined and dined and interviewed, and you feel that you’ve taken one too many hospital tours in the past few months. Well, congratulations, now, the fun begins… let’s talk rank list.

How Many Residency Programs & Where to Apply

6 min

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1483 Views

The most important step in deciding where to apply for residency is an honest evaluation of what specialty you are applying to. While it can be hard sometimes to “get real” with yourself about your USMLE scores, distinguishing features, etc. this step is critical because it can determine whether you match or not.

Residency Letters of Recommendation: Everything You Need to Know

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Letters of recommendation (LoRs) are becoming an exceedingly important part of a candidate’s residency application

How to Use the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)

5 min

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4823 Views

ERAS, which stands for the Electronic Residency Application Service, is an online portal which contains the essential components to enable you to apply for residency

Residency Application Timeline: What To Do When

9 min

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1479 Views

An Overview of the Residency Application Cycle Preparing to apply for residency can seem like a very intimidating and daunting task in a medical student’s career. As soon as your medical school gives its first “residency talk”, many students become overwhelmed and feel a sense of panic. When do I...

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