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As a foreign graduate, you must make yourself stick out at all costs. The goal is to get residency interviews.

Residency Match Timeline and Process

Here are all your Residency Match Timeline and Process Guideline. Share your Experience and more info you have in comment box.   [caption id="attachment_747" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Match Timeline[/caption]      May - June Review SFMatch site for general information about the early match process (Ophthalmology). Early match registration is available through the SFMatch site at http://www.SFMat ...

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Doctor: Thank you Cards

[caption id="attachment_484" align="aligncenter" width="362"] Doctor : Thank you Cards[/caption]   Send them, send them, send them. I talked to a few attendings after I started my residency and other attendings I knew in other fields that I knew from previous relationships. The thing I asked all of them was what they thought about receiving Thank You cards after an interview and what they thought about ...

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Residency Options for Caribbean Foreign Graduates

[caption id="attachment_488" align="aligncenter" width="398"] Residency Options for Caribbean Foreign Graduates[/caption] Residency Options for Caribbean Foreign Graduates: So you went to the Caribbean for medical. Welcome back home and SURPRISE! you may not be able to work, much less get a residency in all states. Here is what I dug up on the internet. Some of the states you can practice in will depend on ...

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Uploading undergraduate and non-medical school graduate transcripts into ERAS

[caption id="attachment_492" align="aligncenter" width="272"] ERAS - Uploading Schooling Graduate Transcripts[/caption]   ERAS will NOT upload undergraduate and/or non-medical school graduate transcripts. Why am I posting information about this and why did I ask ERAS? A couple of residency programs I was researching to apply to, require, as part of their application, all your post secondary transcripts ...

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Behind the post match numbers 2011 given by NRMP

[caption id="attachment_496" align="aligncenter" width="362"] NRMP Chart Medical School Blog[/caption] NRMP Chart click on the image to see a larger version These numbers all come from the public release by the National Residency Match Program. Conclusions/comments: 1. This only discusses those who made themselves eligible for the match so it does not include those who withdrew or pre-matched 2. Some of the ...

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I have successfully matched

I have successfully matched but I thought I would get my top choice but I did not. Although, I did get one I wanted. There were a couple places where even though I listed them on my rank list, I would have been disappointed to get them. This whole weekend was depressing. I fully understanding that only about 50% of Caribbean students match and my guess is that only about 50% of those Caribbean students make ...

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Congratulations! You have matched.

[caption id="attachment_499" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Hurray You have matched[/caption]   NRMP Staff to me Show details 11:55 AM (3 hours ago) Congratulations! You have matched. Check the Match Site at on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 1:00 PM Eastern time to find out where you matched. Because you are matched, you will not have access to any information about unfill ...

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NRMP possible responses

  [caption id="attachment_1205" align="aligncenter" width="335"] NRMP[/caption] I have exactly 7 days left in my medical school career. I am excited more than scared. My last day of last rotation is Monday which coincides with the day I find out if I matched. I will cut out early that day so I can check NRMP report from home since I really do not want to check while at the hospital. I want to cry or ye ...

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Certified Rank Order Lists

[caption id="attachment_1210" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Matched in Rank Order Lists[/caption]     My Rank Order Lists are in and now I'll let the National Residency Match Program decide my fate. Although I was eligible to pre-match, I am somewhat happy to have not done so and here is why: First off, I thought my least favorite program was going to be the place where I was going to be given ...

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What I did love about the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_1217" align="aligncenter" width="761"] Caribbean[/caption] I mentioned that I hated the Caribbean living. But there were a few things I did love. For one, I hadn’t played this much basketball since my undergraduate days. I love basketball and consider it the best form of exercise. I love playing it because you are constantly running and you do not realize you are tired until you are ...

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