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Dissecting Selected Experiences: How to Build A Compelling Narrative

Standing out as an IMG in the ERAS game requires more than stellar grades. Residency programs crave a deeper look – your experiences. But beyond a list, they require you to pick 10 selected experiences that resonate with your specialty choice and career goals. From Setting to Focus: Unveiling Your Strengths Your experiences can be…

Strategies for Securing Strong Letters of Recommendation (LORs) Early: Optimize Your ERAS Application in Medical School

With the ever-increasing competitiveness of residency programs, securing strong Letters of Recommendation (LORs) has become a critical step in landing your dream position. These documents offer a unique perspective on your skills and potential, often influencing program directors’ final decisions. But rushing to request LORs at the last minute can backfire, resulting in generic letters…

How to Send Program Signals

What is Program Signaling? Program Signaling is a new feature of the ERAS application that has been introduced for the 2024 Match. This section was previously part of the Supplemental ERAS application that has now been eliminated and combined with the main ERAS application. This feature allows applicants to select programs they would like to…

CV Tips for Residency Applicants

The CV, sometimes referred to as a “Residency Resume” is very useful tool for all residency applicants. Although the “CV” is not technically part of the ERAS Application, it is similar in content to the Work, Research, and Volunteer Experiences section of MyERAS. However, if an applicant wishes to send Letters of Interest, for example,…

What NOT to include in your MyERAS Application

There are a lot of steps in a student’s medical education journey. When you fill out your MyERAS Application, it can be hard to decide what to include. This is your opportunity to show who you are alongside the metrics, so don’t be hasty. In this blog, we will discuss what not to include your…

Approaching Red Flags in Your Residency Application

Program Directors and Interview Selection Committees look for certain criteria during the application process. Similarly, when presented with a residency application, they will make note of any red flags. There are a variety of red flags for a residency candidate, but do not worry! When you are aware of what might be a residency red…

Top 15 Residency Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Getting an elusive residency interview invitation is a momentous achievement! Doing well then takes careful preparation. However, a good performance also necessitates avoiding the top residency interview mistakes. Let's go over these 15 residency interview mistakes that may sink your chances: 1. You did not prepare. Really? These are the most important interviews potentially of...

Top 15 MyERAS Mistakes to Avoid

There is nothing worse than certifying your application and then realizing you made a mistake in some way, whether that was a typo, missing section, or an error in the information you presented. Today’s medical residency application discussion focuses on MyERAS Mistakes that are both all too common, and also easy to avoid. Taking a look…