Focus on Your Application: We Have Your Back on Program Research

From start to finish, the residency application process is an endless maze of never-ending tasks. Residency candidates are expected to study for and take USMLE exams, request transcripts and an MSPE, write multiple, perfectly crafted Personal Statements, ask for and submit Letters of Recommendation, fill out the lengthy MyERAS Application, research hundreds of residency programs, apply to programs you choose, follow up with those programs, interview, rank and participate in Match Week.

Which profile best reflects you?

One of the most stressful times in the process is researching programs while trying to prepare the rest of your residency application, especially during high season in late August to mid-September. Everyone has different program research methods, for example, you can view two common resident profiles below.

Candidate A Match A Resident

Candidate A’s Profile

  • Candidate A is a Non-US International Medical Graduate from Turkey who needs a Visa, graduated in 2014, has USMLE scores below 220 and 3-months worth of Observerships.

Candidate A’s Research Process:

  • Searched for programs on Google
  • Surfed through thousands of programs on a public database
  • Looked at potentially outdated and inconsistent program websites
  • Called Program Coordinators who sent them back to the website
  • Looked at old forum posts
  • Used questionable residency list services that offer unreliable program requirements
Candidate B Match a Resident

Candidate B’s Profile

  • Candidate B is a Non-US International Medical Graduate from India, who needs a Visa, graduated in 2013, has USMLE scores below 220 and has no US Clinical Experience (USCE).

Candidate B’s Research Process:

  • Registered with Match A Resident and received a list of compatible programs in 18 specialties
  • Looked through their Specialty Navigator with targeted program options
  • Bookmarked programs of interest
  • Read past member’s interview feedback with similar profiles
  • Called the Match A Resident Support Staff with any questions

What’s the Difference?

Candidate A and Candidate B have very similar applicant profiles, but their research methods could not be more different.

Candidate A spent countless hours moving through multiple sources of residency requirements, checking and double checking potentially outdated information or static methods of delivery. While well meaning, program websites update erratically and do not always have all of the requirements an IMG needs to know--which can cost you financial resources you can’t afford to waste. Public databases have thousands of inconsistent entries with no options to customize nor filter.

Candidate B was able to access all of the residency program information they needed to know in one easy-to-use source with accurate and consistent requirements and exclusive additional information for each program on their already-personalized list. They also were able to use the many residency features and organizational tools to make their program selections and residency application process more streamlined and efficient.

Match A Resident Makes a Difference

Traditional program research using inconsistent sources can be financially costly, stressful and a major drain on the time you need to prepare your ERAS Residency Application properly. Having access to Match A Resident for your residency research during the residency application season will provide you with the tangible advantage of fast, reliable program research that is tailor made for you.

Experience the advantage of:

  • One comprehensive source for residency programs and their requirements
  • Guaranteed updated and accurate information you can rely on
  • Dynamic program lists that change with an ever-changing residency atmosphere
  • IMG-specific requirements, statistics, and data
  • Exclusive program interview feedback, reviews, and program information

Want to Start Your Residency Program Research?

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