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Foreign Medical Graduates Filling Primary Care Gap

There is a primary care provider shortage in the United States that is only growing as elderly and obese populations grow and increase demands on...

The Misguided Importance of the USMLE Score

Most people would agree that one test score does not declare the success of a physician, but for medical graduates applying for residency, it can...

6 Prejudices All Medical Graduates Must Avoid

Having a certain attitude about a group of people grounded on assumptions and preconceived notions of reality based in fiction has a negative impact on...

Hahnemann Closure News

Hahnemann University Hospital, a Drexel University College of Medicine affiliated hospital, has filed for bankruptcy and is closing. Despite large protests including the appearance of...

Choosing a Specialty

If you have not chosen a specialty yet, you may have noticed that it is not as easy as it sounds. You may be drawn...

Foreign Medical Graduates’ Barrier is Red Tape

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will suffer a shortage of 122,000 doctors by 2032, which is similar to past...

It starts with an ECFMG identification number.

What is EFMG? The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the organization that certifies foreign medical graduates for U.S. residencies that are accredited...

Clinical Rotations and Foreign Medical Graduates

What are Clinical Rotations? In the U.S., the first two years of medical school are typically classroom lectures and book-inspired learning with very little hands-on...

10 Habits to Prep for the Match

If you are getting ready for the Match, you should have already picked your specialty and are looking at different options for residency programs. As...

How to Take Care of Yourself as a Medical Resident

If you’ve recently Matched into a medical residency program as a foreign medical graduate (FMG) or are just beginning the Match process, then you have...

Residency Match Program Types

When you are considering residency programs, one of the things to consider is the type of program in which you will be seeking. This includes...

Handling Doubters after a Successful Match

March 15th has come and gone, and the Match is over. Congratulations! You are now a first-year resident. You are also still an International Medical...