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Matching/Graduating Loose Timeline/Deadlines 2011 for NRMP

[caption id="attachment_490" align="aligncenter" width="371"] NRMP Matching/Graduating[/caption]   Matching/Graduating Loose Timeline/Deadlines 2011 for NRMP- July 1 - Get ERAS token July - Start entering data into ERAS August 15 - NRMP registration opens Sept 1 - ERAS post office opened for transmitting applications. Programs can begin to download your applications. Oct-January Interview for residenci ...

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What do you need to have to be eligible to match?

[caption id="attachment_511" align="aligncenter" width="200"] NRMP eligible to match[/caption]   I looked at the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website and emailed ECFMG to make sure I was eligible to match. Here is what I found out:      You must have completed the examination requirements for ECFMG certification by the rank order list deadline to be included in the Match. To be able to par ...

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How are the exams?

[caption id="attachment_514" align="aligncenter" width="315"] exam[/caption]   I do not think the exam questions you take during the basic sciences portion of your Caribbean medical school experience differ much from your LCME-based student population. The textbooks used are similar to the recommended ones for US schools. The big difference is that I do not think the Caribbean students cover as much ma ...

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Why Caribbean Students Fail Step 1

Here is Why Caribbean Students Fail Step 1 : Caribbean students typically do not do well on the USMLE step 1 exam. I know the stats show 60% of IMGs pass step 1 but I think this number is raised by true foreigners who take the exam after studying in their respective countries and lowered by Caribbean students who are American or Canadian citizens who studied abroad. I rarely meet a person who was raised in ...

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Get ERAS ID number

[caption id="attachment_517" align="aligncenter" width="200"] ERAS ID Number[/caption]    On July 1, you need to get your ERAS ID Number. This is an important step on your way to become a resident. This is where you basically store all your residency application material and where you apply to residency programs so it is an important piece in the puzzle. 1. Go to www.aamc.org/eras 2. Sign up as a new u ...

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