Step 2CK Tips

How to Prepare for & Pass USMLE Step 2 CK as an IMG?

Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) as an International Medical Graduate (IMG) can be a challenging but manageable task with the right approach and dedication. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you prepare effectively: Remember, everyone’s study journey is different, so don’t get discouraged if things don’t go exactly as planned. Stay[…]


Residency Interview Tips for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Residency interviews for international medical graduates (IMGs) are competitive and for many applicants, they represent the culmination of years of preparation, but with proper preparation and strategy, you can increase your chances of success. Here are some tips to help you navigate the residency interview process: Remember that the interview is not just for programs[…]

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,[…]