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Internal Medicine 2017-2018 Application

Are you interested in applying to Internal Medicine? Are you asking yourself What is it I should do to MATCH into this specialty?   Are my scores competitive enough for IM? How does my overall application look? For U.S. citizen students and graduates of international medical schools (“U.S. IMG”), the largest numbers were matched to:  Internal Medicine […]

Residency Application Personal Statement

Writing the Personal Statement Introduction You’ll want to catch the reader’s attention immediately. Remember, program directors read hundreds of personal statements .you don’t want them to skim yours! Try to start off your statement with a story that will grab the reader’s attention. Ideally, this story will explain why you’ve chosen a particular specialty, or […]

Residency Personal Statement ERAS

What’s the point of a personal statement, anyway? Your personal statement gives you the chance to make a good first impression on program directors …before they even meet you! Program directors have reviewed your test scores, read your letters of recommendation, and are familiar with your CV. While all of those do play an important […]

Customized Residency Program Lists: FAQS

Find answers to any questions you may have about our program list in our customized residency program lists faqs below. Q: What’s the benefit to using your lists? A: IMGPrep will provide you with customized residency program lists you qualify for. All you have to do is enter your qualifications into our system: our database […]

Apply to IMG Friendly Residency Programs

Are you one of the many foreign medical graduates who’s looking for an IMG friendly residency programs  in the Match 2017-2018? While you need to complete a residency before becoming a fully qualified U.S. physician, you want to make sure that you find a residency program that is IMG-friendly. One of the most common mistakes […]

Reapplying to the #2017MATCH

According to statistics from the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), of the 12,387 International Medical Graduates (IMGs) that participated in the 2015 Match, only 6,302 successfully matched into a first-year position. These sobering statistics show that fully half of the IMGs that participate, will not be selected in the Match®. Unfortunately, this means that on March […]

IMGPrep Customized Residency Lists 2017-2018

Getting accepted to a U.S. residency program is tough. According to ERAS’s  IMG Post-Match Survey, 55% of applicants said they wished they’d had more information about the programs they were applying to. But researching the requirements of dozens of residency programs can take hours that you don’t have while you’re focusing on crafting your application. Using our IMGPrep […]


As part of our proven program, IMGPrep provides hands-on clinical externship rotations in support of IMG residency applications. Applicants that have indicated that they have not yet completed any of their USMLE examinations would need to pass at least one of their USMLE examinations prior to participating in our clinical rotations. Passing at least one […]

The Musts of Successful Medical Residency Interview Preparation

As noted in the 2014 NRMP program director Survey applicants performance in their medical residency interviews as the top reason to rank an applicant highly this surpassed, scores and clinical experience. Preparation is the Key! How do you prepare for a residency interview? Given the volume and competition for residency positions, you need to stand out […]

Residency Personal Statement Editing Service

Should I use the same personal statement for all programs? Applicants applying for the 2015-2016 match are challenged by not only the competitiveness of the residency match, but also the complexity of the application process. Typically, an applicant’s competitiveness are judged based on a number of factors; their year of graduation, performance on USMLE exams, […]

Avoid Residency Personal Statement plagiarism

IMGPrep Personal Statement Services Ethics Statement There are lots of right ways to write your residency personal statement, but there’s one approach that’s always wrong: plagiarism. Plagiarism is a very serious concern for every residency applicant. Not only is it unethical, but an applicant who is found to have plagiarized content for his application may […]

Impressing Program Directors: It’s All In The Details

Like all other residency applicants, you want to use your personal statement to show program directors that you are a qualified applicant; that you are smart, analytical, and knowledgeable; that you are talented and skilled; that you are compassionate and empathetic. But while those qualities may be very valuable, every other applicant will be claiming […]

Medical Residency Personal Statement #RESIDENCYMATCH

Writing Your Medical Residency Personal Statement   Many IMGs are nervous about writing their PS. For applicants who are still mastering English, the thought of writing a page-long essay can seem daunting. Worse still, ERAS directives are vague, and many applicants are not sure what they should write about, and how they should present it. […]

Medical Residency Interview Tips ; Acing your medical residency Interview!

Medical Residency Interview Tips While a successful interview can make the difference in your obtaining that prestigious residency slot, skillfully fielding all the interviewer’s questions can prove to be a difficult task. Program directors can ask difficult questions; it’s your responsibility to come to the interview with all of your answers –even to the stickiest […]

Medical Residency Interview Preparation

medical residency interview preparation You received a residency interview now what? Congratulations! All of your hard work and years of effort have finally paid off, and you have finally been invited to participate in a residency program interview. Now what? The first thing to do is to not panic! You can approach your residency program […]

Personal Statements for Residency Repeat Applicants

As with all aspects of your applications, you should approach your PS with your status as a repeat applicant in mind. Remember how we previously discussed the need to analyze your application’s weaknesses? While there are many factors that could affect whether or not you Match –and luck is certainly one of them –we have […]

How to generate additional Interviews

Have you submitted your ERAS application to desired programs and received no reply? Now is the time to consider contacting some of these programs to request that they reconsider your application. The following is a step by step process that has yielded positive outcomes for the some of our candidates. Why not give it a […]

Writing a Personal Statement: The Basics

Many IMGs are nervous about writing their PS. For applicants who are still mastering English, the thought of writing a page-long essay can seem daunting. Worse still, ERAS directives are vague, and many applicants are not sure what they should write about, and how they should present it. Here are some tips to get your statement noticed. […]

Are You Applying to the Wrong Residency Programs?

“Which residency programs should I apply to?” “Which residency program list is IMG Friendly?” We get these questions all the time. But there’s another important aspect of the applications process that many applicants do not consider. Not only is it important to select the correct programs to apply to, it is important to apply correctly. […]

You didn’t Match? Take action!

IT’S TIME TO STRATEGIZE…. • What can you do in the next year to improve your chance to match? • Can you realistically assess your credentials and determine what you can do to be more marketable and get more interviews next year. • What’s missing? Review the components of your ERAS application. • Do you […]

Elements of an Attention-Grabbing Personal Statement

“What’s the point of a personal statement, anyway?” a client of ours wondered. “If I wanted to be a writer, I wouldn’t have gone to medical school!” Many frustrated applicants share her sentiments. To them, the personal statement is just another annoying hurdle in an already complicated process, just another senseless task to complete. These […]

Don’t Make These Mistakes

The Top Five Errors That Residency Applicants Make in Personal Statements 1. Rewriting your CV Many applicants write their personal statement as if it were a mini-biography. Make your statement more than just a chronological retelling of your experience, places of employment, and the duties and responsibilities the applicant has had. Writing such a statement […]

From The Mailbox: Discussing Difficulties in Your Personal Statement

Rose asks: It is time to write the personal statement for Match 2011, but I have some questions about it. Should I discuss the following difficulties that I have experienced to emphasize my personal strengths? I had a hard childhood, and as a physician, I experienced the deaths of both of my parents. I had […]

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