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The 2020-21 USA Medical Residency Timeline

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Now that the 2020 Match Day is all done and dusted, another Residency application cycle is due to start really soon. Congratulations to everyone that matched. The journey to securing a residency program in the US for International medical graduates (IMGs) is a notoriously daunting one for many. And the process can be overwhelming and confusing if you don’t have the right information at hand.

Here’s a clear outline of the steps to take and when to take them to make sure you’re on track with all you have to get done and when you have to get them done. (more…)

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International Women’s Day 2020: Great Women in Medical History

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Happy International Women’s Day (IWD)! 🙂

The theme for this year is #EachForEqual

IWD (March 8th) is a time set out not only to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe but also to put the spotlight on gender inequality and how it affects not just women but the economy at large. (more…)

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The 2019-20 USA Residency Timeline

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The journey to securing a residency program in the US for International medical graduates (IMGs) can be a long and daunting one. From preparing for the various exams to choosing a residency program to getting US clinical experience and so (more…)

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Match Week 2019: IMGs are winning!

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It was Match week last week, and it was heartwarming to see my social media feeds filled with “I matched” posts and success stories from friends that applied for the (more…)

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Non-clinical medicine

Non-Clinical Career Options for Medics

Reading Time: 4 minutesA degree in medicine offers endless opportunities, within and beyond the walls of a hospital. It’s a degree that equips you with multiple skills that are valuable in pretty much anything, and everything that you choose to do. You have a work ethic that is second to none, and a brain that is good at assimilating and applying large volumes of knowledge, and applying them under immense pressure. (more…)

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The Highest-Earning Specialties in the USA

Reading Time: 2 minutesLet’s talk about money! Having spoken to medics from diverse backgrounds, one thing I’ve noticed that a lot of them have in common is that they find having conversations about money uncomfortable, and usually will find very creative ways to avoid topics that relate to their wages. This is understandable as it’s probably more socially acceptable for medics to portray the image of compassion which is valued over income capabilities. But realistically, as much as a majority of Medics choose their careers based on the desire to help others, money is (more…)

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Top 10 IMG Friendly States in the US

Reading Time: 2 minutesAre you considering doing your residency training in the US? If yes, then this one is for you.

It’s important to be aware that what states you apply to as an IMG (International Medical Graduate) matters. Considering the entire US residency application process is (more…)

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