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MedRookie supports students through every stage, from exploring medical schools, attending medical school, through residency and continuing medical education.

Launched in 2014, MedRookie aims to provide resources relating to a student’s medical career path and people can connect with one another in an online community forum. MedRookie utilizes a medical school database, offers peers to connect with one another with study groups, provides open resources, and provides information on studying medicine abroad.

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Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?

US citizens can go abroad for medical school and receive US federal funding. They must complete FAFSA and only selected number of medical schools abroad are eligible for federal funding. Every few years, medical schools abroad are assessed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education Accreditation (NCFMEA) in [...]

Being Unmatched is Not an Option: Tips to Match for Success

Applying to residency programs can be a daunting task and every medical student can agree that going unmatched is not an option.  In 2015, there were approximately 250 US medical students who did not match into a residency program. Although those numbers are minimal considering that 95% of US medical [...]

Profile of a Successfully Matched IMG Resident

In the recent years, applying for a US residency has become more tough, especially due to the shortage of residency programs and increasing number of applicants. Coupled with the physician shortage crisis and the need for primary care specialties in rural areas, the US residency program match is one of the [...]

IFOM: Who Can Benefit from Taking Another Exam

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an organization that designed the USMLE and is dedicated to designing high-quality assessments for health-care professionals.  The NBME created the IFOM – International Foundations of Medicine exam in 2010, dedicated to assessing the core knowledge of international students taking the exam. The [...]

The Hidden Cost of Residency Programs and Interviews

Medical students have applied to more residency programs than in the past few years, applying to an average of 40 residency programs. International medical students applied to more residency programs, averaging around 100 applications. Applying to residency programs and flying around the country for interviews can add up quickly. Students [...]


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