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

2020-04-19T10:57:19-04:00

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 students match into a residency program, you do not want to unmatched due to low USMLE scores. You generally are not allowed to retake the USMLE Step 1 or 2 if you have already passed this exam. The minimum passing score for Step 1 is 192 and for the Step 2 [...]

Being Unmatched is Not an Option: Tips to Match for Success2020-04-19T10:57:19-04:00

How Trump’s Immigration Ban Impacts International Medical Students Matching for Residency

2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

On March 15th, 2017 many medical students from around the world are anxiously waiting to learn whether they will be matched into a US residency training program. Tensions and stress are elevated due to President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration temporarily banning entry of migrants, students, and U.S legal residents from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya, and Yemen. People affected by the ban include dual citizens born in one of the seven countries who also hold citizenship in US allied countries including Canada, the U.K, and EU. Trump calls this immigration ban as “re-vetting” the individuals who acquired a [...]

How Trump’s Immigration Ban Impacts International Medical Students Matching for Residency2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

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