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The Residency Interview Book

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  Buy one MedEdits book from amazon.com, send us the email receipt, and we’ll send you a free MedEdits book. Click here to visit Dr. Freedman’s Amazon page. Purchase a MedEdits’ book. Send your receipt to: info@MedEdits.com, include your name, mailing address, and name of the MedEdits book you’d like. Allow 10-14 days for book…


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…


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…


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…


MedEdits: In the Press and Our Amazon Page

  At MedEdtis, our team works tirelessly to stay up to date by reading the medical education literature and attending academic medical meetings. Our goal is to also educate our audience through many forums. We publish high quality and relevant information on our blog, The Student Doctor Network, and KevinMD.  We are sought out 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…


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…


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