Irregular Behavior According to the ECFMG

When looking at the rules of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), it can get pretty confusing. The commission sets educational and technical...

Foreign Medical Graduates Bring Cultural Competence to Healthcare

Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) sometimes struggle to get into residency programs, and U.S.-trained graduates are often chosen over these equal but foreign individuals. The reasons...

The Path to Practice for Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) have a different path to practicing medicine in the United States than those who were trained in-country. This path is different...

What is Brain Waste? It’s What Some FMGs Face While Waiting for Residency.

It takes time to pass the USMLE exams and get ECFMG certification. Even then, a residency candidate may not match into a program. If they...

Creating Global Health Standards with the WFME

The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is a program that creates the World Directory from which International Medical Graduate’s (IMG’s) schools must be listed...

Certify Your Perfect Rank Order List by Feb. 26

If you are currently in the Match, you’re probably finished or about finished with your interviews with potential residency program directors, and it’s time to...

Practicing Confidence in Preparation for an Interview

When you are interviewing for a residency slot, confidence is the key to success. This can be a huge challenge when stress and a perceived...

Thank You Notes Following Interview? Why Not?

If you make a stellar impression during your residency interview, a thank you not is probably not the thing that is going to get a...

With a J-1Visa Waiver, You Don’t Have to Return Home

Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) typically enter the U.S. for medical training with a J-1 visa. This visa is intended to allow people from all over...

Learning Common English for USMLE Step 2 CS

Step 2 of the USMLE exam has two components, clinical knowledge (CK) and clinical skills (CS), and language is an important part of CS. That...

Time Management Strategies for PGY1

There are two main reasons to focus on time management when you transition into your residency program. The first is to decrease your chance of...

The Key to a Successful Match Could be in Networking

Networking is communication among people in a similar profession or interest typically in an informal setting. It is networking that lets people become interesting because...