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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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Funny Things during the Interview Season and in the Hospitals

Here are some funny things I have seen or heard during my clerkships and interview season : I always smirk when I hear, “Does she put out?” An applicant interviewing for a residency position at the dinner the night before an interview with several of the residents takes food off a resident's plate and eats it without asking permission. My only guess is that she thought such an action would show that she is ...

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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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