The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Match program for osteopathic medical students places medical students into OGME-1 preliminary, OGME-1 traditional, or OGME-1 resident programs. Osteopathic medical students can find Osteopathic Intern and Residency programs listed on the Opportunities website (http://www.opportunities.osteopathic.org/) that are approved by the AOA Program and Trainee Review Council (PTRC). Options for medical students include:
Tomorrow, your world will end!
Okay, so perhaps I’m being a bit melodramatic, but tomorrow truly is the beginning of your first day of actual practice as a physician in the U.S., and it is healthy to have a bit of fear mixed in with your excitement (or, for some, dread).
Last year, I was in your shoes as a newly minted orthopedic surgery resident. The questions that ran through my mind included, “Will I have to use that ACLS stuff on my first day?” “How in the world do I modify PCA orders?” “How long will it take before I get yelled at?” The answer to the last question is “not long,” lol, but since I am now going into my PGY-2 year, I thought it would be helpful to give you some advice before your first day:
We here at First Aid/USMLE-Rx are all about your success. With that in mind, we want you to turn a simple clerkship into a residency. Here’s how.
The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is opening up the MyERAS website for residency applicant registration on July 1, 2012. This will mark the beginning of the ERAS 2013 cycle. You should receive an electronic token from your designated Dean’s Office in order to register on the MyERAS website. The following are important dates for ERAS (note: some of these have changed for the 2013 season):
Every year, doctors in training are challenged with significant changes to our healthcare system. While this increasingly complex system is stressed by the business and politics of medicine, future and current physicians are expected to deliver cost-effective care. Today’s physician training model enforces shorter duty hours, demands effective synthesis of enormous amounts of data, and expects the resident physician to thoroughly learn his/her craft.