Why You Shouldn’t Waive Your Right to Review Your Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are an essential aspect of the path to residency. A successful candidate has strong letters of recommendation from respected individuals who offer clear, unbiased information while still painting the candidate in the best light. As a candidate for residency, you should be making sure you highlight your strengths on all fronts. A […]

Understanding the Residency Interview Process

What is a Residency interview? The residency interview is the most decisive step in your journey to residency; without an interview, there is no residency. This is your opportunity to compare the programs you’re most interested in, and it’s your chance to observe program environments and meet your potential mentors and colleagues.The experiences and insight […]

Gathering More Information on ERAS

The Electronic Residency Application Services, shortly known as ERAS, involves processing residency applications so medical candidates can then Match into residency positions. These applications involve four components: MyERAS, Dean’s Office Workstation (DWS), Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP), and Program Director’s Workstation (PDWS). It is essential that each applicant fully understands the ERAS policies and application […]

Residency Timeline

When applying for your Dream Residency, you will encounter a lot of questions: when do I apply for an externship, how do I write my personal statement, when do I submit my ERAS application? The good news is that Residents Medical has the answers to all of your questions, preparing you with steps for each […]

How Our Candidates Found Their Match

This year’s Match season was unlike any other. The stakes are getting higher as the number of applicants increases but the number of positions remains the same. This year, there were only about 33,000 positions for just under 44,000 applicants.  It can seem impossible to land a residency nowadays, and many medical graduates feel the […]

How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation, or LORs, are unique in that they provide program directors with a third-party perspective about the kind of student, person, and potential resident you are. Use this opportunity to your advantage. While there are many places for you to sell yourself on the ERAS application, having positive comments come from a highly […]

USMLE 101: What to Expect & How to Succeed

The USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exams, also known as the “Board Examinations” consist of a three-step process. Regardless of whether you are a U.S. Medical School graduate or an International Medical School graduate, most if medical schools require at least the successful completion of USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2, which is […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Writing a Personal Statement

The personal statement is a crucial component of any residency application, as it provides program directors with a more multifaceted image of you as an applicant and future doctor. For international and foreign medical graduates, the personal statement is particularly important and needs to effectively showcase the applicant’s unique talents to stand out against the […]

This Will Land You a Residency Interview

If you’re asking yourself, “Why didn’t I get any interviews this season?”, you are not alone. Record numbers of applicants are fighting for the same amount of residency positions compared to previous years. Since the 2004 Main Residency Match, there has been a steady incline in the number of applicants vying for the limited number […]

The Primary Problem

The U.S. healthcare system is currently in desperate need of Primary Care Physicians (PCPs). However, the allure of lucrative sub-specialties tends to sway medical school graduates away from careers in Primary Care. On average a PCP earns about half the salary of a specialist. Since most medical school graduates have very large debts to pay […]