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Can Osteopathic Medical Students Match Into Allopathic Residencies?

You attend an osteopathic medical school and are considering applying for the allopathic residency match in September. According to the National Residency Match Program, 2,339 D.O. applicants matched last year (March 2015). Which specialties matched the most osteopathic medical graduates? Read on for the top five specialties for D.O. applicants. Top Five Specialties (Osteopathic graduates…


8 Residency Interview Tips

Most residency applicants have not found themselves in the interviewee seat since they applied to medical school. Well, the residency interview is somewhat different from the medical school interview. Because you have now nearly graduated from medical school (for the traditional applicant), no one is trying to assess your commitment to medicine; rather, they are…


The Residency Interview: Who Screens My ERAS Application?

  Typically only one to three people per program are responsible for screening residency applications, and how they do it is important to understand. Since some programs may have up to 500 (or even 1,000) applications for only 100 interview slots, for example, it becomes the responsibility of those reviewing applications to decide who will be invited.  I…


MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS: “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.”

    I am not sure if any surveys have been conducted to determine how many medical admissions officers start medical school and residency interviews with this request but, based on my experience, I can tell you that a very large percentage of interviews begin this way. Most applicants are terrified of this prompt. They don’t know…


MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS STORYTELLING

Storytelling is at the core of the profession of medicine – it is often the first exchange between doctor and patient as they begin their relationship. Similarly, when you tell your story during medical school and residency admissions processes, your future professor/colleague will be listening. Like the patient’s chart, your application will tell your story,…


The Residency Interview: US News & World Report

  Dr. Jessica Freedman, MedEdits founder, is quoted multiple times in this informative article by  Delece Smith-Barrow in US News & World Report. Dr. Freedman is also the author of The Residency Interview.     3 Ways Medical Students Can Excel in Residency Interviews Students can use mock interviews to practice articulating why they’re interested…


MedEdits Releases New Residency Match Book! How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant: From the First Year of Medical School to Match Day.

The competition to get a residency is fierce. In 2013, more than 34,000 residency applicants competed for only 26,392 positions. What can you do to make yourself a more competitive applicant? How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant is a concise and straightforward guide which is perfect for the busy medical student and residency…


What’s in your “backpack.”

I find that many medical school and residency clients are concerned about what they should take to interviews. Here are some tips: 1) Do not bring a backpack to carry around with you. It is too bulky. 2) If you are traveling and must bring a suitcase, this is acceptable. You can ask where to…


MedEdits Interview Preparation. “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.”

I am not sure if any surveys have been conducted to determine how many medical admissions officers start medical school and residency interviews with this request but, based on my experience, I can tell you that a very large percentage of interviews begin this way. Most applicants are terrified of this prompt. They don’t know what they should say,…


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…