Two physicians talking in a hallway of a hospital in New Orleans, LA
February 1, 2018

Matching with a residency program can be challenging for international medical graduates (IMGs). Choosing a specialty that is known for being IMG-friendly can significantly increase the chances of achieving a match. These are the five best specialties for IMGs to …

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A woman jogging down a road at sunset in New Orleans, LA
January 20, 2018

MedMatchPlus+ professionals know all about Residency Match. They’ve gone through it themselves. Exercise reduces stress, increases the flow of endorphins, and requires only 20 minutes to produce benefits. A walk in the park or another serene setting can evoke “involuntary …

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Woman writing on a note pad
January 13, 2018

Preparing for interview day A few days prior to the interview, we would recommend printing out information regarding each of the faculty members at the residency program you could potentially be interviewing with. If you have your schedule before hand, …

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A female doctor smiling and standing with her arms crossed in New Orleans, LA
December 10, 2017

Fourth-year medical students are all waiting for that big milestone: Match Day. They apply for programs, participate in interviews, and rank their potential choices, all hoping to end up in a residency program. Unfortunately, some students don’t match with a …

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A female nurse looking down at a tablet in New Orleans, LA
November 28, 2017

According to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, more than half of international medical graduates (IMGs) who apply for American residency programs through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) do not receive a match. While NRMP can be challenging …

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A brown-haired woman standing in professional attire in front of a white backdrop
November 14, 2017

After the rigors and challenges of medical school, there are only a few more steps on the path to becoming an MD. Matching to a residency in a hospital or clinic is the next one. Grades, test scores, letters of …

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Doctor working on laptop after residency match program from MedMatchPlus+
September 25, 2017

The Association of American Medical Colleges has closed its ERAS application cycle for 2017 as of May 31st. In the interim, the residency match program has announced a few changes for next year’s application season. A Streamlined Process for Repeat …

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