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International Medical Students

Which Medical Specialties Matched The Most International Medical Graduates?

According to the National Residency Match Program, 6,301 international medical graduate applicants matched last year (March 2015). Which specialties matched the most international medical graduates? See the list below for the top five specialties for IMGs. Top Five Specialties (Foreign-trained physicians matched to PGY-1 positions by specialty, 2015) Internal medicine (categorical), 2,763 applicants matched Family…


Dr. Freedman’s Osteopathic Medicine Article in U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor

December 29th, 2014 Read Dr. Freedman’s latest latest article about Osteopathic Medicine in a recent edition of the U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor. Fewer than 50 percent of medical school applicants to traditional allopathic medical schools are accepted, which leaves many applicants wondering about their other options.  These include osteopathic or off-shore…


Increasing Competition for Residency Positions

The competition for residency positions continues to increase. To alleviate the doctor shortage, medical schools have been trying to increase class sizes. The goal is for medical school classes to increase enrollment 30% by 2016. In addition, more than a dozen new medical schools (both allopathic and osteopathic) have opened in recent years. However, without…


The Residency Interview: Preparation is key

  The residency interview process is tricky and very different than the medical school interview process, which, for most applicants, was the last time they have been in the interviewee’s seat. With many interviews that are 15 minutes or less, an applicant is faced with the challenge of making a good impression and getting his…


Global Health Electives for Medical Students

Interested in doing global health electives during medical school? The Association of American Medical Colleges is launching a pilot program for final year domestic and international medical students to help facilitate the application process. The program, called Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO), will allow medical students to seek out, and apply for, international electives in…


Residency Prematch Offers

The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) has announced that it will officially implement an “all-in” policy starting in 2013. This means that residency programs must either put all, or none, of their residency positions in the match and can only extend prematch offers if none of their positions are put in to the match. In…


Long Island Hospital Welcomes International Medical Students

The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) on St. Maarten will pay $19 million dollars over 10 years to Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) on Long Island which will allow their third and fourth year medical students to rotate through the teaching hospital. This money will also benefit the underserved, the population to which NUMC…