IMGs & The US Doctor Shortage

  IMGs & The US Doctor Shortage  The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) New Research predicted more than a 100,000 doctor shortage, by the year 2030, in the United States. Rural and non-metropolitan areas are the most undeserved. There are various factors that contribute to this alarming number, which include population growth, aging Americans,[…]

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 & surgery.  MBBS courses are designed to train students in all fields of medicine.   The courses include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Applied Medical Biochemistry,[…]

“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[…]