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California, Texas Toughest States for Medical Licensing

September 1, 2014

Here in the United States, becoming a physician means years of medical school and training, plus passing of multiple exams including the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) series and those...


Changes in Store for the USMLE

August 26, 2014

Changes in medicine mean changes in medical education. So it stands to reason that testing will undergo periodic changes as well. This year, modifications hit all three steps of the United States...


Three Ways Foreign Students Can Improve their Chances in the Residency Match

August 12, 2014

Once you've successfully completed medical school, your internship and residency are top priority. Now, it's time to delve into your chosen specialty, gaining the training and experience you'll...


Five Ways to rock Your Medical School Application

July 22, 2014

Applying for medical school can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. Statistics from the Association of American Medical Colleges show that in 2013, 690,281 people applied to medical...


Am I Too Old for Medical School?

July 18, 2014

“You can't teach an old dog new tricks.” That saying goes back to at least the 16th century, with the first known in-print reference appearing in Sir Anthony Fitzherbert's The Boke of...


What Medical Students Should Know about Social Media

June 24, 2014

Nothing has revolutionized communication over the past few decades like social media. Not only has it changed the way friends meet and stay in touch, it's also changed the way prestigious schools...


Preparing for your F1 Visa Interview? Be Ready to Answer These Questions

June 10, 2014

Many internationals looking to study in the United States liken their F1 student visa interview to an intense interrogation. And, they're absolutely correct. As a function of the Department of...


You've Been Accepted to an American Medical School! Next up: Tips for Securing Your FI Student Visa

May 30, 2014

If you're a medical student living outside the United States and are planning to study at an American medical school, you'll have to secure an F-1 student visa first. Unfortunately, non-US...


Number of Foreign Students Landing First-Year Positions with NRMP Jumps 77 Percent

May 28, 2014

Each year, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match helps medical student applicants with available residency positions in US graduate education (GME) programs at...


USMLE Failure Rates - And How you can Beat Them

May 5, 2014

You’ve rocked your studies and feel ready to take on your first medical residency. The only thing standing in your way – Part 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination,...