As the pool of residency applicants increases, so does competition, and anything to add value to a candidate’s application is worthwhile.
What stands out to a Program Director (PD) is what sets you apart from the average medical school graduate. Program Directors value research fellowship positions very highly when reviewing candidates for their programs since research a core element in the progress of medicine.
“Scientific inquiry, the willingness and excitement of acquiring new medical knowledge, and the ability to think critically are highly valued when we come across individuals who possess these attributes. A doctor who not only has broad medical knowledge but who can proactively advance medicine is a goldmine”
VP of Academic Affairs at Residents Medical
Therefore, Program Directors and those reviewing ERAS applications look for those candidates who have research experience and publications, specifically in the specialties in which they are applying. Getting an early start in medical school and committing to a long-term research project helps an applicant stand out even more.
Obtaining a research position at a top ACGME Accredited program can be extremely difficult without networking or connections. Residents Medical eliminates the grueling and discouraging process of finding a position by offering our candidates top positions in ACGME Accredited University-Based programs. A university-based experience adds value to your CV by indicating that you have worked amongst the top researchers in the country. Rural, community-based institutions may offer research positions, but they don’t hold the esteem that university-based experience does. In the changing face of healthcare and graduate medical education, relaying to Program Directors and faculty your dedication and genuine interest in the field of medicine as a proactive tool rather than your personal career choice will set you apart from other candidates. Showing an eagerness and willing to participate in potentially life-saving research will relay this message.
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