Navigating the 2023-2024 Residency Application Cycle

Future international medical graduates (IMGs), if you’re planning to participate in the Residency Match Season for 2024 and are looking for more information about it, you’ve come to the right place. We know it can be a daunting process, but we’ve put together a handy timeline and checklist to guide you through the entire journey. […]

A Major Shift: OB/GYN Residency Ditches ERAS Application System

In a surprising turn of events, beginning next year, OB/GYN residency programs are poised to adopt an independent application system instead of the traditional Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). OB/GYN Groups Announce Transition to New Platform The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and the […]

What is Graduate Medical Education?

Graduate medical education (GME) provides advanced specialty training for newly graduated physicians through medical residency, fellowship, and other programs. This immersive learning shapes residents into expert clinicians prepared for independent practice in their chosen field of medicine. The Different Stages of GME There are a few key phases of graduate medical education: Internship Internship refers […]

The Critical Role of Letters of Recommendation in Medical Residency Applications

For aspiring physicians, matching into a medical residency program marks a pivotal milestone that opens doors to rewarding and meaningful careers. In this highly competitive process, a compelling and strong letter of recommendation can make all the difference in setting applicants apart. This in-depth guide will explore the integral role of letters of recommendation in […]

Understanding ECFMG Certification and ACGME Accreditation in Medical Education

In the realm of medical education, there are various terms and processes that aspiring healthcare professionals need to comprehend. Two crucial components in this landscape are ECFMG certification and ACGME accreditation. These entities play significant roles in ensuring the quality and competence of international medical graduates seeking to practice medicine and complete medical residency in […]

What is Pre-Match vs Match?

It’s the race between the tortoise and the hare. The hare in this scenario is not losing out on finishing the “match” but just taking a diverted route to get to where it needs to be. Pre-match in the medical residency realm is just that scenario! The Importance of Pre-Match in Medical Residency Pre-match is […]