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Residency Interview Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Foreign Medical Graduates

  If you’re a foreign medical graduate, finding out that you have been offered an interview at a US medical residency program can be an exciting moment. After all your hard work in medical school -- not to mention the time you spent perfecting your personal statement and putting your application materials together -- it’s

The Benefits of a US-Based Clerkship for Foreign Medical Students

No matter where in the world you are earning your medical degree, you have to meet a certain set of core credit requirements -- but you also have the opportunity to make choices when it comes to how you earn your elective credits. If you have your sights set on entering a US medical residency

Participating in the SOAP Process: A Guide for Foreign Medical Graduates

The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) occurs during Match Week. As a foreign medical graduate looking to enter a US medical residency program, there are two ways in which you might end up participating in SOAP: if you don’t receive any interview offers, or if you find out on the Monday of Match Week

Important Dates for the 2018 Residency Match

For foreign medical graduates who are looking to be matched to a US medical residency program in 2018, the winter months of waiting for Match Day can feel just as hard as the application process -- but you need to remember that there are still a few key deadlines you need to meet. If you

Lessons for Foreign Medical Graduates from the 2016 Main Residency Match

During the 2016 residency matching process, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) monitored the outcomes for all graduates of foreign medical schools. Specifically, they kept track of match success, specialty preference, ranking information, and applicant characteristics. The data they collected provides valuable information for future applicants. If you are a foreign medical graduate looking to

Preparing for the USMLE Step 3 Exam Before Your Residency

Last week on the blog, we went over they key questions you need to ask yourself when deciding whether or not to take the USMLE Step 3 before you apply to a US medical residency program. Unlike the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS (which we have also been discussing in