For IMGs: Advice Regarding the ECFMG Certificate

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By Sarah Wesley

Congrats, you have matched! At this point, the euphoria of matching might be wearing off as you begin to receive zillions of emails and packets from your respective programs. You have probably already discovered that you are going to need to gather a ton of paperwork before you head across the pond to your U.S. residency. I would like to discuss one of the documents you will need – the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate.

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DO Corner: DO Post Match Perspective

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By Sean Martin

This year, more MD and DO students alike elected to pursue postgraduate training in primary care specialties. In the osteopathic match, family medicine matches increased by 11% and internal medicine matches increased by 9%. So, from a DO perspective, what does it mean that more MDs are going into family medicine? Well, for now, not a whole lot.

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LMGMO ft. Dr. Naasty – Study Rock Anthem – NYMC Class of 2015

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We love this video from:

The New York Medical College Class of 2015 and Dan Sammartano

Parody of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem, created by the

Med School Done Right: Don’t Let Others Tell You What You Should Care About – Part 2

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By Luke Murray

This post is part of a series called “Med School Done Right,” which will look at not just succeeding in medical school in the narrow terms of “getting good grades,” but at shaping the kind of experiences you want to have during these (usually) four very important years of your life.

Read part one of this story here.

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DO Corner: Structure of COMLEX Level 1

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By Sean Martin

One of the major rumors I’ve heard around campus lately surrounds the structure and scoring of COMLEX. Depending on the school you attend, you may have noticed that some students have a real grasp of what is going on and others seem to be a little confused. I am writing this post to set the record straight and to give you nothing but the facts, with maybe a couple of tips thrown in.

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Video App Review: Obstetrics & Gynecology LANGE Q&A for iOS

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With all the great apps available to help you study, how do you know which one(s) to choose? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out this great video review from First Aid team member, Jaysson Brooks. We include a grade for the app based on our Video Review Grading Scale.

Know of an app you’d like us to review? Share your suggestion in the comments below.

NameObstetrics & Gynecology LANGE Q&A for iOS
Mobile Operating System: iOS

Price: 135 free questions. $39.99 for 1,277 more questions.

*Grade: A

 

*Grading Scalehttp://firstaidteam.com/4885/video-review-grading-scale.

For IMGs: 2013 Post-Match Analysis: Resolving Concerns for IMGs

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By Sarah Wesley

Recently, a number of sources have raised the concern that match statistics were worse for IMGs this year, including particular alarmism about the few Family Med and Pediatric spots that went to IMGs and DOs. In particular, these sources have caused a great deal of angst as people have conjectured that this year’s primary care stats may reflect a general trend for the future involving all types of residency programs. I wish to address the error of reading into isolated statistics, with the hope that my viewpoint will ease the minds of international medical school graduates minds and encourage them to continue applying to residencies in the US.

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