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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...

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...