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Residency accreditation agencies join forces to create a unified system

Beginning in July 2015, allopathic and osteopathic residency programs no longer will be accredited separately under an initiative announced jointly by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). By establishing uniform standards for graduate medical education programs nationwide, the…


AAMC and ERAS Websites Down

Due to the high volume of traffic during match week, the AAMC and ERAS websites are currently down.


>ERAS Worksheet and Resources

>As residency applicants get ready to submit their residency applications, they should review the materials offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that may help. Most important is the ERAS worksheet which outlines what is required for the ERAS application, character limits, experience categories etc. Find your ERAS resources to download here. Visit:…


>Medical School Admission Requirements: Is Change On The Horizon?

>A report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges and The Howard Hughes Medical Institute recommends significant change in the premedical curriculum. Rather than requiring students to take specific courses, the report suggests that students be proficient in a specific set of competencies. While these changes will not happen for a while, the MCAT…


Post Baccalaureate Premedical Programs and Special Master’s Programs

I was speaking with a client today who is considering attending a special master’s program to enhance his academic record and help his chances of gaining admission to medical school. He asked where he could find a comprehensive list of these programs. The AAMC provides a searchable database of programs based on program type and…


Open Residency Positions: Find A Resident

have received several queries from prospective clients about finding available positions for residency. The only service I recommend to clients is Find A Resident, a service sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Click Here to access the site. I am actively working with residency clients for the 2009/2010 application season. If you are…


No Medical School Acceptances or No Residency Match?

If you are applying to medical school this year and have not yet received any interviews, it is unlikely that you will. You must consider now if you will reapply in the upcoming season and what you will do to enhance your candidacy. If you did not obtain a residency match this year, you must…


>AAMC Online Admissions Resource

>The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has taken on many initiatives to improve the medical school selection and admissions process to create a more diverse and caring population of physicians in the future. These admissions initiatives are summarized by the AAMC and are divided into three categories: Diversity, Medical School and Physician Workforce Expansion…


>Official Guide to the MCAT from the AAMC

>The Association of American Medical Colleges has just published a guidebook to help prepare applicants for the MCAT. This guide contains actual MCAT exam questions and passages, exam taking tips and data to help you decide if retaking the exam will improve your score. Click Here to purchase from the AAMC site. Visit: www.MedEdits.com. Visit…


Residency Match: Important Dates and The Scramble

As the 2008/2009 residency application season comes to a close, I thought it was a good time to review some important dates. Most programs have finished interviewing applicants, have had their annual “rank meeting” and are in the process of entering their rank order list (ROL). Applicants should also be submitting their ROL now. Some…