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IMG Residency Match Application Overview

Are you an IMG (International Medical Graduate) interested in applying to National Residency Matching Program (NRMP®), also known as the Match®? Do you wonder how you can increase your competitiveness in the IMG Residency Match®?   Would you like to know how your application compares to other International Medical School Graduates (IMGs)?   As an […]

Mock Residency Interview Preparation

Being asked to interview with a U.S. medical residency program is one of the key milestones an applicant must reach to successfully match as a resident. Especially relevant is the data showing that except for a match violation, the single most important factor influencing a U.S. medical residency program’s decision on how to rank an […]

The Most Important Residency Interview Questions (And How to Answer Them!)

As an International Medical School Graduate (IMG) you have worked hard for years, and now you have been asked to interview with a U.S. Medical Residency Program.  You spent years preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and working to improve your resume to ensure you were a competitive candidate. All that hard […]

Medical Residency Interview Tips; Acing Your Medical Residency Interview!

Common and Difficult Medical Residency Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them!) A successful interview can be critical in being accepted into that prestigious medical residency slot. However, skillfully fielding all the interviewer’s questions can be a difficult task. Program directors will ask difficult questions, and it’s your responsibility to go to the interview fully […]

Residency Match Interview Coaching Service

Residency Match Interview Coaching Service

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? According to the 2016 NRMP Program Directors Survey, Interactions with faculty during interview and visit, Interpersonal skills and Interactions with house staff during interview and visit where the top three factors when citing importance in the rating of multiple factors in the ranking […]

Residency Application Personal Statement

Residency Application Personal Statement

Residency Application Personal Statement 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 will […]

Residency Personal Statement

Residency Personal Statement

What is the purpose of the Residency Personal Statement? What makes for an outstanding Residency Personal Statement? A Residency Personal Statement is the sole document where an applicant is provided a blank slip of paper and has full control of presenting themselves to the Residency admissions committee. Your Residency Personal statement is not an exam […]

IMGPrep Customized Residency Program Lists: FAQS

IMGPrep 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 IMGprep’s customized residency program lists? A: IMGPrep will provide you with customized residency program lists you qualify for. All you have to do is enter your qualifications into […]

Apply to IMG Friendly Residency Programs

Are you an International Medical Graduate applying to the US Residency Match? Are you attempting to pinpoint IMG friendly residency programs that you qualify for? International Medical Graduates work for years on completing their residency application to become eligible to participate in the NRMP Residency Match. In the hopes of securing a position in post […]

Strengthen your Residency Match Application

Strengthen your Residency Match Application

Kaplan Medical and IMGPrep® 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 […]

Residency Program Requirements

Residency Program Requirements

IMGprep Customized Lists of Residency Program Requirements Programs have strict Residency program Requirements  and you’ll be competing against qualified candidates. Adhering to the Residency programs’ requirements and applying only to programs you qualify for that will get your application the most reviews. With a carefully prepared application and some hard work, you can catapult your application to […]

IMG USMLE First or US Clinical Externship Experience

IMG USMLE First or US Clinical Externship Experience

Are you an IMG (International Medical Graduate) interested in applying for the US Residency Match? Are you asking yourself, how do I prepare for the US residency match and what would be the best path to ensure my success? International Medical Graduates making the decision to pursue postgraduate medical education training in the US is […]

The Musts of Successful Medical Residency Interview Preparation

As noted in the 2016 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

Residency Personal Statement Editing Service

Should I use the same personal statement for all programs? Applicants applying for the residency 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

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 […]

How to write a Residency Personal Statement

How to write a Residency Personal Statement

Tips on how to write a Residency Personal Statement Impressing Program Directors: It’s All About 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 […]

Medical Residency Personal Statement

Medical Residency Personal Statement

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. Here […]

Addressing a weakness in your ERAS Personal Statement

Addressing a weakness in your ERAS Personal Statement

As with all aspects of your applications, you should approach your ERAS Personal Statement  with a critical eye. Your ERAS Personal Statement is a tool with which you will have a voice during the initial evaluation process of your candidacy for an interview. If you feel your application has a red flag or an apparent […]

How to Generate Additional Interviews

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

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?

Are You Applying to the Wrong Residency Programs?

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 […]

You didn’t Match? Take action, Review Your ERAS application!

You didn’t Match? Take action, Review Your ERAS application!

You didn’t Match? Take action, Review Your ERAS application! 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 […]

Elements of an Attention-Grabbing Personal Statement

Elements of an Attention-Grabbing Personal Statement

Personal Statement Elements “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 […]

The Top Five Personal Statement Errors

The Top Five Personal Statement Errors That Residency Applicants Make 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 does […]

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 […]