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ERAS Participating Specialties and Programs: The 2018 Additions

As a student of medicine, one of the first things you learn is that there is always more for you to learn. The field of medicine is constantly evolving. Every day, new scientific papers are published in medical journals, providing novel insights that have the potential to revolutionize the way medicine is practiced in a

Finding a Place to Live in the United States: Information About Accommodations

If you are considering a student elective, clinical externship, or medical residency program in the United States, one of the most important things that you have to think about is living accommodations -- that is, where you will live for the duration of the program. If you are entering a U.S. medical residency program, you

Choosing a Medical Residency: Regions of the United States

The United States is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. A few weeks ago, we talked about the differences between medical residency programs in urban and rural areas. However, it is important to note that even within the category of “urban” or “rural,” there are significant differences between different parts

Medical Subspecialty Spotlight: Bariatric Medicine

If you want to dedicate your career to the prevention and treatment of obesity, you may want to consider an educational track that leads you to subspecialize in bariatric medicine. Physicians who choose this subspecialty work with adults and/or children who are overweight or obese. As a bariatric medicine specialist, you would help your patients

Choosing a Medical Residency Setting: Urban or Rural?

As a foreign medical graduate, there are many factors that you must consider when applying to medical residency programs in the United States. With so many different residency programs available at universities and medical centers, it can be hard to narrow down the list, even after you have identified your specialty area of interest. One

Medical Specialty Spotlight: Adolescent Medicine

As you look ahead to your medical career, one specialty area that you might want to consider is adolescent medicine. As an adolescent medicine specialist, you would provide care for pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults. The period of adolescence starts when the patient reaches puberty and ends when the patient is in their early twenties,

Polishing Your Personal Statement: The Editing Process

If you’re participating in the 2018 ERAS process, you’re probably spending part of your summer working on your personal statement, which is a key component of your application for a U.S. medical residency program. Over the course of the last few posts, we’ve been going over the major steps of the process: from the early

Revising Your Personal Statement for a U.S. Medical Residency

If you are planning to apply for a U.S. medical residency in 2018, you’re probably already in the process of working on your personal statement. After successfully brainstorming and planning out your personal statement, you may have written your first, second, or even third draft by now. Once you feel like you have a solid

What NOT To Do on Your Medical Residency Personal Statement

Previously on the blog, we’ve had a few conversations about the personal statement. In the personal statement planning post, we talked about the importance of brainstorming ideas for your personal statement. Last week, we delved further into personal statement drafting. To recap: when it comes time to draft your personal statement, there are some important

Residency Specialty Spotlight: Occupational and Environmental Medicine

If you want to focus your career on preventive medicine, a residency program in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) could be right for you. This specialty area is unique because it is highly interdisciplinary. As a physician specializing in OEM, you will be trained to diagnose and treat work-related injuries and illnesses, so your education