Bonus Episode: In this unscheduled episode, Doctor Dan outlines his entire 12-part video series detailing everything you need to know about getting a medical residency in the United States. Learn all about match statistics, Caribbean versus International Medical Graduate comparisons, and USMLE competition. There’s simply too much to describe in words.
Listen to this podcast here…
It took me 5 days and 130 PowerPoint slides to put together this Video Series on the Match and Scramble.
Starting on March 31, 2010, I will begin releasing all of these videos on this podcast channel so stay tuned.
Here are some of the topics I’ll cover:
- How to Match Successfully
- What are your chances of Matching?
- Match Day Schedule and Scramble Week
- Residency admission requirements
- How to rank choices for the Match
- USMLE competition and program credibility
- Required documentation – IMG emphasis
- The Scramble – filling slots after the match
If you don’t already know, “The Match” this where senior medical students usually begin the application process of applying into residency, these may took place in the fourth and final year in medical school. After applying, the next step will be the interviews this will be held between October and February. Soon after the interview is over, students submit a “rank-order list” to a centralized matching service.
You should submit it by the second month of February. Residency programs will also submit a list of their preferred applicants to the same service as same as you are. The process is hidden from both parties, so neither you nor the program will see each other’s list.
To follow what I am using watch this videos so you can learn more and get the right information to able for you to know what to do when applying for residency.