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This is the Most Important Part of Your Residency Application

This is the Most Important Part of Your Residency Application

Before February 2020, when the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program announced that it will change Step 1 results reporting from a numeric score to a Pass/Fail one, most International Medical Graduates (IMGs) would speak in earnest about the...

How to Make Residency Programs Want You: 3 Steps

How to Make Residency Programs Want You: 3 Steps

Let's jump straight into it, Ambitious IMG: You're reading this because you want to match. So know that every time a program interacts with you, in any way, they must be 100% clear on why you must be selected ahead of the other applicants. It's your job to communicate...

How to Save Hours On Your Residency Match Application

How to Save Hours On Your Residency Match Application

Dear Ambitious IMG: So you’re sitting there, thinking that it’s time to get your ERAS application started.  Or maybe you have already started but it’s gobbling up so much of your time, because you’ve spent three hours requesting letters of recommendation, ten hours...

Do These 3 Things As You Work On Your Residency Application

Do These 3 Things As You Work On Your Residency Application

Whether you’re just thinking about your ERAS application, recently started working on it, or are halfway through, if you don’t have a good idea of what the entire process will require of you, Ambitious IMG, and how to get from point A to Z, you’ll most likely come...

Do You Have This Skill, Ambitious IMG?

Do You Have This Skill, Ambitious IMG?

Being successful in the residency match process as an International Medical Graduate will require you to use some key skills. Maybe you already have these skills or maybe you will have to develop them.   These include the ability to: make a strategic plan build...

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

“Doing extensive research into the curriculum ahead of enrollment is a critical step in being well prepared for absorbing and managing your MPH academics.” Tigest Tamrat is a Consultant at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and...

Graduate School Admissions

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part II

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part II

You are finally applying to grad school, but you have just about three months in which to do so. If you missed Part I in this two-part series about how to accomplish this feat, you can find it here. Part I covers how to use month 1 to strategize and start. With a strategic plan tailored to what you must accomplish, and the discipline to follow it, you can apply on time and even submit an application that stands out for the right reasons.

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part I

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part I

Ideally, you will apply to pursue a master’s degree in a paced manner—over 6–12 months. Having ample time allows you to do several rounds of work on each component; it also enables those helping you to do their best work. However, circumstances are not always ideal....

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

“Doing extensive research into the curriculum ahead of enrollment is a critical step in being well prepared for absorbing and managing your MPH academics.” Tigest Tamrat is a Consultant at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and...

Scholarship Interview? Make Yourself A Must-Have

Scholarship Interview? Make Yourself A Must-Have

Think about your scholarship interview like this: Have you ever driven or flown into a city for a special occasion and had to decide what to do with a little time that remains after the main event? Maybe you went on a school or business trip, or you took a vacation....

Earning A Master’s But Crying : Ashley’s Story

Earning A Master’s But Crying : Ashley’s Story

“Assess how you are going to pay for school, research scholarship opportunities, be frugal with living expenses if need be, and design a future plan for paying off loans that you are committed to working towards.” Ashley Szczesiak describes herself as a visual artist,...

college admissions

5 Beliefs That Will Prevent You From Getting Into College

5 Beliefs That Will Prevent You From Getting Into College

Getting into a four-year U.S. college is a competitive process. Data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) show that 66 out of every 100 U.S. students who apply to college for the first time are admitted; that ratio falls to 34 out of...

3 Tips To Make Your Personal Statement Stronger

3 Tips To Make Your Personal Statement Stronger

Writing a personal statement can feel like an onerous assignment. Myriad questions swim around in your mind: How do I condense years of accomplishments into a few hundred words? How do I explain a motivation that is emotional and personal while remaining professional?...

Do These 3 Things Before You Write Your Admissions Essay

Do These 3 Things Before You Write Your Admissions Essay

Think of writing your admissions essay like building a house. No matter how quickly you want the house to be ready, or how much you want to be able to show off the finished product to your friends, you would not start building before you prepare a construction plan....

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