residency application

  1. Welshman

    MD Away Rotation Advice; No Home Program

    Hi everyone, I haven't been able to find much relevant advice for my specific situation, especially given COVID changes to the residency application process, so I thought I would ask here. I'm planning on applying to a small surgical subspecialty this year but unfortunately, my med school is a...
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  3. Q

    Learning a 2nd language (French/Spanish)

    I have some extra time now, MS3, and have always wanted to learn a second language! For background, I'm interested in a US dermatology residency and spent considerable time building my CV early on, if that matters. I have time before I would apply. I've tried spanish multiple times and lost...
  4. H

    Deciding between Tufts Early Assurance Program or applying regular cycle

    Hi! I am currently a junior at Tufts and was admitted to the Tufts early assurance program (EAP) for the Tufts School of Medicine (TMS). I'm still trying to decide whether to commit to the program or apply more broadly in the regular cycle. I really like TMS but it is pretty expensive and I...
  5. P

    Position Swap Looking for PGY 2 spot on July 1, 2021.

    I am a PGY 1 Internal Medicine resident on an H1B visa in upstate NY with good standing in the program. I am looking for PGY 2 opening in any specialty which sponsors H1B. Preferably Internal Medicine Categorical program. Preferably northeast states. If anyone wants to swap. I am open. thanks...
  6. grichi

    How difficult is it to get into a residency program?

    Specifically in wildlife. (I must also specify that I’m a foreigner that will take the ECFVG and NAVLE) - I know most residencies require at least a 1yr internship. Is it also difficult to get into an internship? - Do you have any knowledge about requirements? - Any advice for building a fit...
  7. T

    My PASS app is gone?!

    I was checking my pass app today and the whole application is gone. Did this ever happen to any of you guys? I did not even save copy of my apps...
  8. T

    Great places in the States for applying a psych residency ?

    Hi here , I'm an American IMG trying to broaden my horizons on where in the states would be a good place to apply for a psychiatry residency . I've been told there are great programs in California but besides that I have no clue about any other place. Any tiny little bit of information would be...
  9. D

    IMG need advice/experience in prelim application & SOAP success rate

    I'm a non-US IMG, potentially no visa needed, with good scores (step1 255~260, step2 265~270, CS first pass) applying for neurology&radiology this year. YOG 4 years, has a bunch of first author publication in decent journals. Got some great interview invitations from advanced residency programs...
  10. F

    Wrong ERAS Dates

    So I just noticed that I made a date mistake on my ERAS application. I put the start date of my medical school a year later than I actually started.... my graduation date was correct though. Not sure what I should do now since I've already submitted the application and can't make any changes...
  11. optimist99

    How many LoRs to send - OBGYN application

    So I'm applying to OBGYN this cycle and can't decide how many LoRs I should send programs that say things like "a total of three (3) LoRs is required for final review" and "a complete application contains... three (3) LoRs including the dept chair letter." Does this mean I can't include a 4th...
  12. G

    New MS3 in need of help- interested in anesthesiology

  13. Chiman

    2021 Orofacial pain/TMD residency programs

    Hi Everyone, I noticed there is no discussion about the 2021 orofacial pain/TMD residency programs. So I decided to create the thread for this year. Feel free to share the info or post your questions here. Best of luck to all the applicants! BTW, I have got an interview invitation for the...
  14. ovmedchiefres

    Olive View - UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program Chief Resident Q&A!!

    Hi Everyone! We are the current Olive View-UCLA IM Chief Residents for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. As we are entering into the residency application/interview season, we wanted to create a forum to answer any questions that you may have about our program! Feel free to ask us anything...
  15. F

    Honesty in Personal Statement

    Hello everyone, I'd like to start by saying this question is not for me but for a friend of mine. He is looking into applying to Psychiatry residencies in the upcoming months. He has had personal experience with mental health and with support from family, friends, therapists, and his school was...
  16. T

    Canadian student applying to AEGDs/GPRs in the US

    I'm a D4 at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) looking into programs across the states (e.g. Cali, Texas, Ohio, Utah, NY, NJ) for next year. From what I gather from ADEA PASS and all the program websites, Canadian students need to have passed NDBE Parts I and II. But other...
  17. 1

    Opthalmology as an IMG

    Hello, non US IMG here. Wanted to ask if opthalmology is an IMG friendly specialty because I haven’t managed to find many statistics of the past years regarding the number of IMGs matching. Is a usmle step 1 score of 240 and decent scores of step 2 CK and CS along with some research done...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Don’ts for Your Residency Personal Statements

    The ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) opened back in June, and now it’s already September, so it’s time to get cracking on those residency essays! Why your residency essays are so important Your personal statement is a vital part of your residency application: it provides you with...
  19. P

    Got a TY offer in SOAP, didn't match into Psych

    Hi everyone, Thanks for reading this. So I'm really conflicted as to what to do here. My apps were delayed a few weeks in the fall due to a late LOR and I ended up not matching into Psych. I got a TY in SOAP and I know I should be grateful for that, but so far the program does not seem great...
  20. S

    Ob/Gyn Hospitalist and Residency interviewer, had 2 babies in residency Ask Me Anything!

    I'm a practicing Ob attending, interview residency candidates, and teach medical students. I also had 2 babies during my OB residency! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about Med school, residency, family life. Comment here or PM me!
  21. D

    Personal Statement Editor

    Hello everyone! I am hoping to make your personal statement writing journey a tad less stressful. I understand what medical school and residency admissions committees want to see in an applicant's essay. Let me help you with grammar corrections, diction, and overall make you and your personal...
  22. A

    Wilkes Barre VA GPR

    Hello! Does anyone on here have any experience or knowledge about the GPR residency at the Wilkes Barre VA Hospital? I’ve been considering pursuing a VA GPR residency and I was wondering if anyone could post their experience with this program and provide me with information about numbers of...
  23. Dranonymous814

    IM residency Match 2020

    Guys, As the 2019 Match season is done and it's high time for the ones who are aiming for 2020 to get serious. Therefore, i would like to start a thread help everyone on the path to a successful Match. Here we can add the credentials and any questions regarding the application process
  24. bostoncollegemgh

    Chances for Ortho Match?

    I just want to hear from the normal people on this who have applied or are applying and NOT the top candidates who don't get the struggle (respect and all but that's just not me)... Be brutal if it's the truth. My weakness is grades. I can network the hell out of anything but shelfs/USMLEs are...
  25. G

    2 yrs LOA. Chances of residency??

    Hello everyone, I am a non-US IMG studying in my 4th year. Med school in my country is 5 years. I was diagnosed with severe depression when I was in my 3rd year. Just before my 3rd year final exams, things took a bad turn, and I was admitted to a psych ward which resulted in me not...
  26. M

    IM, FM, or Peds residency?

    I'm a 3rd year Caribbean medical student, and I have a terrible step 1 score of 212...I'm not sure what happened there but I'm working towards a redeemable step 2 score. I'm interested in FM, IM and Peds (basically primary care), but I also want to make SURE I get a residency in one of those 3...
  27. K

    Residency in Ireland/UK for an EU graduate

    Hi, I'm a med student in Slovakia and next year I will be graduating, I am thinking about moving to the UK or Ireland to start my residency, is it difficult for EU graduates? How is the current situation, do I need to take PLAB? Also which country do you think is better for doing a residency...
  28. LindaAccepted

    Medical What’s the Best Way to Prep for Your Residency Interview

    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and then some more PRACTICE! According to Dr. Sheryl Neuman, Accepted’s expert in residency and fellowship admissions, one of the most common residency interview question asked will be: “Why did you want to become a doctor?” Practice your answer to this question ahead of...
  29. Mat the coolcat

    Residency interview prep advice & curveball questions asked

    Hey all, just wondering what resources y'all are using for interview prep this upcoming residency season. Also curious for folks who matched EM in the last couple years what "curve ball" questions you got asked on your interview trail. This request is both for preparation and entertainment...
  30. S

    ERAS mistake - did I mess this up badly?

    I applied for neuro a few weeks ago and got one interview call. Today, I received an email from a director at a hospital I applied to pointing out that I messed up the city in my address - I wrote '(city in Florida), CA'. The city is my hometown, and I currently live in CA. I don't know how I...
  31. T

    New California EM program

    I am the APD for a new EM program at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage California. Residencies in IM and FM as well as transitional internship have been ongoing for 7 years at EMC. We have a well established GME office and are expanding every year into more medical education. We have...
  32. B

    Beaumont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taylor Program (Michigan)

    Hi! I am one of the PM&R residents at Beaumont Hospital in Taylor, Michigan and I am writing this on behalf of my program. I want to let those interested in PM&R know that our program is "new" as it recently transitioned from Wayne State University to Beaumont Health. The program originally...
  33. F

    How to Be a Helpful Spouse During Residency Application Process

    Hi All. I am pretty new to SDN, and I figured this would be a good place to ask about residency how-to's. My husband does so much of the research for anything medical school related (obviously, since he's the one in medical school), so he doesn't always convey to me what I could be...
  34. A

    Applying to Residency without all three LOR

    I am applying to urology this cycle and only have 2 letters of recommendation uploaded so far. I am waiting on my other letter writers to upload. I sent my application in with the 2 letters before the release date Sept 15th. Will programs consider my application incomplete and either not look at...
  35. D

    Other Gap year PGY1 to PGY2

    I am currently in a prelim year, I'm applying for R, A, and C programs this ERAS season. However, I'd like to not repeat an intern year, going mostly for R programs. Any thoughts of what I could do in a gap year if I matched into an advanced spot besides trying to get another prelim spot? I was...
  36. T

    Army Residency Rank List

    I'm looking for advice regarding applying to a specialty with less than 5 sites. For instance, psych and neuro have only 2 sites, respectively, but we need to rank 5 locations. The question of what to do with the other 3 spots is complicated by the rumor I have heard that if you rank something...
  37. L

    CV gaps. Do they affect my US residency application?

    I am an FMG. I graduated first week of July 2018. My internship doesn't start until December or maybe even February depending on the placement. That's how it is in my country. So now I'll have a good 5-7 months gap in my CV. Is this considered a gap for US residency program directors? Since I...
  38. 3

    Applying to only 4 year OMFS programs? Bad idea?

    I'm a D3 and starting to look into externships for OMFS. I've read countless threads and done my own research and on 4 vs 6 year programs and I've decided that given my currently family situation, age, and where and how I plan to practice, a 4 year program is the route I want to take. My...
  39. S

    Switching Specialty during Prelim year

    Hey everyone, I am currently completing a surgical prelim year. I have an advanced position in anesthesia next year but would like to switch into a surgical residency. Can anyone comment on the steps to go about switching residency specialty without getting an NRMP violation? Does this...
  40. C

    When is everyone submitting SFMatch this year?

    Based on past threads, it seems like mid-August is a good target date. I'm still waiting for a letter to come in, so I was wondering if I submitted by mid-next week would it still be distributed in the first batch?
  41. I

    Official Eternal IM WAMC Thread

    Thought I would start this new thread for WAMC even though still early for upcoming match cycle. I am an AMG in between MS3 and MS4, on research year. I had originally wanted to do derm, but after this year of research, decided that I am more interested in internal medicine. I would like to...