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Residency Personal Statement

Students (or any professionals) that recognize and acknowledge their struggles often overcome them.

  Below is a recent post on the NPR website about a medical student at The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health who has worked with her medical school to overcome her struggles.


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…


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MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY PERSONAL STATEMENTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF “SECOND OPINIONS”

Would a professional writer ever publish an article without having other sets of eyes review his or her work? Would the New York Times ever allow an author to publish anything without a few editorial reviews? The answer to both of these questions is “of course not.”   Regardless of your writing ability, everyone needs…


MEDICAL SCHOOL & RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS: SHOW, DON’T TELL

Something my clients hear me say throughout the application process, and a common mantra for anyone who works in admissions, is to “show” rather than “tell.” What does this mean, exactly? It means that whether you are writing a personal statement or interviewing, you should show evidence for what you are trying to communicate. For…


A Brief Midday Nap Makes Tired Residents More Alert

A short midday nap improved the cognitive functioning and alertness of first year internal medicine (IM) residents, a recent study showed. The study was conducted in 18 IM residents; the control group had  11 residents. At midday, both groups rested in reclining chairs designed for napping.  Investigators allowed nap group residents to sleep for up to…


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…


Residency Personal Statement: Target Your Audience

Applicants may compose and upload as many personal statements for their residency applications as they wish. This means, for example, if you are applying to more than one specialty, you can compose a personal statement for each (which I recommend!). It also means that you can target specific types of programs. For example, you might…