Good news and advice about the Residency Match

Good news and advice about the Residency Match

According to the NRMP, The first Main Residency Match® ("the Match") was conducted in 1952 when 10,400 internship positions were available for 6,000 graduating U.S. medical school seniors. Since then the number of positions been increasing each year. In the year 2019, according to NRMP data based on that criterion, the overall position fill rate for the 2019 Match was 95.0 percent. After the 2019 match was processed, 1,768 of the 35,185 positions were unfilled and 1,652 of those positions were placed in the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

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USMLE preparation mistakes

USMLE preparation mistakes

What are the common mistakes students make during the preparation of the united states medical licensing exam?

Passive study:

You set your goals to read a certain amount of the pages, and while you're reading, if your brain occupied with lots of different thoughts you will not retain much. The entire process is full of stress and anxiety. Certain days you perform up to your expectations and reach your goals, but many days you feel the fear, stress, and uncertainty. You need to earn the mastery to become an active learner, which comes with practice. When you read the topic, try to understand what the author is explaining and ask questions to yourself, such as, what else you know about this particular topic.

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Getting a residency in the USA

Getting a residency in the USA

What specialty you will apply and score you will need to match:

Getting a match in the USA is very competitive, you have to obtain an excellent score to secure the residency spot. Program directors use the score as a tool to select candidates to call for the interview. The minimum passing score for Step1 is 194. According to NRMP Overall, U.S. allopathic seniors who matched to their preferred specialty have mean USMLE Step 1 score of 232.8 (s.d. = 17.5).

Here is what you need to know for Step1 & Step 2 score. 

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Dos and Don'ts of USMLE Step 1 Success

Dos and Don'ts of USMLE Step 1 Success

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 success on this examination requires both content competency and effective study plans for study and review. Yes, this exam is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be as painful as you think it may be. Remember that every doctor that you know has taken the exam and has survived it; most likely you will too. 

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Medical Residency Interview

Medical Residency Interview

For any medical student US-Med or international medical graduate (IMG) once they pass the USMLE licensing exam and apply for the residency match, getting an interview call is very important. Furthermore, once they receive the interview invitation, it’s crucial to be well prepared for the day interview. What the components that convince the program director to call the student for the interview:

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