Couple’s Match: Couple Up for Residency

Couple’s Match: Couple Up for Residency Registered Match applicants have the option of coordinating their program choices to match in the same geographic location. To increase the chances of matching as a couple, it is important to submit the application on time, to personalize the personal statement, ensure a strong background for both candidates, to[…]

MyERAS Common Application

  MyERAS Common Application Token Medical students are required to obtain what is referred to as a Token in order to begin their residency application. The Token is a unique 14-digit, alpha-numeric code that is requested from ECFMG’s OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile application. Application The MyERAS Common Application is composed of a series of[…]

How to Get ECFMG Certified

How to Get ECFMG Certified International Medical Graduate (IMG) An international medical graduate (IMG) is defined by The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), as a physician who received his/her basic medical degree or qualifications from a medical school located outside the United States and Canada. The student’s citizenship is irrelevant, the location of[…]

Difference Between MD & MBBS

  Difference Between MD & MBBS MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery, while MD stands for Doctor of Medicine.   What is MBBS? MBBS is an undergraduate, first professional degree in medicine. MBBS courses are designed to train students in all fields of medicine. The courses include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Applied Medical Biochemistry,[…]

Resources for Research and Independent Scholarly Activities

Reading and Interpreting Medical Articles as well as Basic Medical Statistics, EBM American College of Physicians, Physicians Information and Education Resource — Evidence-based medicine. Bandolier Site, UK — Understanding likelihood ratio, pre/post test probabilities, etc. BETs (Best Evidence Topics) — Collection of evidence-based answers to an array of clinical conditions. Brief Evidence-Based Reviews, ACP Journal[…]

IMG Timeline & Fees for ERAS 

Starting September 6th, the MyERAS system opens to allow applicants to start submitting applications & documents to residency programs.  Below you’ll find pertinent dates in the Match 2017 cycle.  Always remember, it can take roughly 10 days for LORs, Personal Statements, and other documents to upload to the ERAS system.  There’s still time remaining to[…]

“Business Casual” Explained & Dress Code Tips for IMGs

The importance of attire choices for health-care personnel is two-fold. First, there can be problems of infection transfer due to physicians’ wardrobe; the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) reviews possible issues such as cross-contamination when medical doctors wear long-sleeved coats (Bearman et al., 2014). Second, medical professionals must be sure to have a[…]