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California, California, in the city…

Finally, I can get a medical license in California. California must have realized there is a massive shortage and allowed us in. During medical in 2010, I spoke with the California Medical Board to see if any exceptions could be made to get a residency and then eventually a full medical license in the state of California. They met decided there were no loopholes. They had an approved list of Medical and bas ...

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Out rotation helpful hints

As a foreign graduate, you must make yourself stick out at all costs. The goal is to get residency interviews. The best way is to do visiting rotations at hospitals where they have a residency program you are interested. Fight the temptation to stay in your comfort zone at your base hospital with your friends and attendings you know. If possible, every 4th year rotation should be at a different hospital. Do ...

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bad things people do in Caribbean to pass time

The bad things people do in Caribbean to pass time: 1. Drink heavily. Drinking is not for me but as with everything, it should be done in moderation. Unfortunately, for many students, this is there first time living in an unsupervised environment. If you combine that with peer pressure and no minimum drinking age, the need to drink is strong. There is always a group of people who will drink everyday and mos ...

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MS4 Timeline: 4th year medical student timeline

MS4 Timeline of 4th year medical student: May‐ June  Review SFMatch site for general information about the early match process (Ophthalmology).  Early match registration is available through the SFMatch site at May‐July  Urology match information available, registration begins through AUA @ Investigate on‐line sources for specialty and program information, requir ...

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Personal Statement sample instructions/objectives

The personal statement is a one-page essay outlining your motivations, interests and strengths as they pertain to being a successful resident. Use your personal statement as an opportunity to impress the selection committee by showcasing your strengths and those qualities that set you apart from other candidates. A well written personal statement can strengthen your application and open opportunities for yo ...

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MSPE from NW

Here is a sample Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Take a look, submit your email at the bottom to receive the full pdf. [caption id="attachment_916" align="aligncenter" width="480"] MSPE from NW[/caption] Identifying Information John Student Doe is a fourth-year student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, ...

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Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Dermatology

All in all Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Dermatology. Subinternship: Before beginning Residency, a one year internship is required in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, or a Transitional Year Program. Therefore, the sub-internship is recommended to be in medicine, surgery,  or pediatrics; most students who completed their ...

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General Surgery Residency

There are your guidelines for Guidelines for General Surgery Residency. A word to the wise:  Only those who cannot envision doing anything else with their lives should choose surgery.  If you can find happiness in any other career, then do not choose surgery. [caption id="attachment_845" align="aligncenter" width="480"] General Surgery Residency[/caption] A few statements I stand by (let’s get rid of some m ...

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Family Practice: Timeline and Scheduling

Read down all the Information about Family Practice: Timeline and Scheduling.   [caption id="attachment_792" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Family Practice[/caption] Family Practice Sub internship: Most students who go into family medicine complete their sub internship in medicine or family medicine or pediatrics. You have the option of completing a four-week family medicine sub internship on an inpa ...

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Road to Residency

Here is a manual I stumbled across which lays out the exact details for navigating through the Road to Residency application process.   [caption id="attachment_784" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Road to Residency[/caption] This is for allopathic or osteopathic residents. It is a pdf so save it on your hard drive for easy reference: ...

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