Category: IMG Perspectives

Changes are Coming to the USMLE

As many of you know, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), announced significant changes to the USMLE program last week. They include: Changing Step 1 score reporting from a three-digit […]

Networking for IMGs

By Edison Cano A few years back, I thought the quest for a residency spot in the US was strictly dominated by scores and academic activities. While these are important, other aspects of increasing exposure to programs began to stand out. As in any career, I realized networking […]

IMG Friendly States by Specialty

By Edison Cano Selecting residency programs is one of the biggest dilemmas International Medical Graduates (IMGs) face every year. Reviewing every program is a very difficult task when you don’t know where to start among the 4,000 programs in the United States. However, knowing which states are more […]

Great Expectations

By Sasmit Sarangi As residents, we are expected to meet and exceed the requirements of our patients, colleagues, and supervisors. After the completion of the Match, and after the euphoria settles down, we are ultimately left with weight of our own expectations. There is a mixture of excitement […]

Finding US Clinical Electives for IMGs

By Fady Akladios As an IMG who has been through the residency application process in the US, I have learned the importance having US clinical experience (USCE) firsthand. I have almost always been asked the same question in every single interview: “where have you done rotations in the […]

Analyzing the match for IMGs

By Sasmit Sarangi There has been a lot of attention on the increasing difficulty for IMGs in the Match. A large part of this fear has been precipitated by the observed trend of increasing numbers of IMG applicants coupled with a lack of increase in residency positions. This […]