By Vamsi K. Kancherla This time of year marks the annual start of the residency application process through ERAS (electronic residency application service) for every 4th year medical student pursuing a residency position in the specialty of his or her choice. Like your application to college and medical […]
By Ravish Amin The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Match program for osteopathic medical students places medical students into OGME-1 preliminary, OGME-1 traditional, or OGME-1 resident programs. Osteopathic medical students can find Osteopathic Intern and Residency programs listed on the Opportunities website (http://www.opportunities.osteopathic.org/) that are approved by the AOA Program and […]
By Jaysson Brooks Tomorrow, your world will end! Okay, so perhaps I’m being a bit melodramatic, but tomorrow truly is the beginning of your first day of actual practice as a physician in the U.S., and it is healthy to have a bit of fear mixed in with […]
By Ravish Amin We here at First Aid/USMLE-Rx are all about your success. With that in mind, we want you to turn a simple clerkship into a residency. Here’s how.
By Walter Wiggins The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is opening up the MyERAS website for residency applicant registration on July 1, 2012. This will mark the beginning of the ERAS 2013 cycle. You should receive an electronic token from your designated Dean’s Office in order to register […]
Wondering if the USMLE-Rx Qmax is really worth all that time and investment? Trying to figure out how best to incorporate your First Aid text into your board preparation? Check out how one USMLE-Rx subscriber prepared for his boards and ended up scoring a 260/99 on the USMLE […]
A study performed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences questions whether or not medical students maintain their empathy towards patients as their studies progress.
By Vamsi K. Kancherla and Jaysson Brooks Every year, doctors in training are challenged with significant changes to our healthcare system. While this increasingly complex system is stressed by the business and politics of medicine, future and current physicians are expected to deliver cost-effective care. Today’s physician training […]
Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees testing beginning in mid-May 2012. The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most […]
By Lisa Mitchell For some US medical students, there are three possible match days: military, osteopathic, and main residency match (aka the one you’ve probably heard of). Here are the basics on all three.