Residents Medical and the USMLE Process

RM Logo square OFFICIALBased in Los Angeles, Residents Medical helps U.S., foreign and international medical school graduates position themselves as attractive candidates for residency programs at top U.S. medical schools. One of the major ways Residents Medical helps its clients is by guiding them through all three United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs)

Both in the United States and internationally, medical school students wanting to come to America are typically required to complete the first two steps of the USMLE process before they are officially allowed to graduate. Polling of residency program directors, as well as the insight of Residents Medical over the years, point to scores on these two exams as likely the top two indicators that are considered in residency program applications.

International medical school graduates typically have to go further, however. There is a third step to the USMLE process for them, but unfortunately international medical schools are lacking in their preparation for this step. Residents Medical, however, includes all three steps in its preparation approach and has one-on-one instruction opportunities to help international medical school graduates get on track and gain residency program interviews.

Residency Applicants Boost Chances with Research-to-Residency Programs

RM Logo square OFFICIALResidents Medical helps medical students and graduates take the next step in their careers by offering consultation, education, preparation, and placement. One of the ways Residents Medical positions its clients for success is through its research-to-residency services, which help medical students obtain research fellowships in the United States.

Residency program directors take interest and involvement in research seriously when it comes to vetting applicants. Medical students or graduates with research experience on their applications are often thought more likely to have excellent time-management and analytical skills. Additionally, research experience can make the difference between two otherwise equally qualified applicants.

However, not all research opportunities are equal. When medical students and graduates apply for a residency in a competitive medical specialty, such as Ophthalmology, Radiology, or Orthopedics, having research experience in those fields is best. Clinical research experience, as opposed to basic science research experience, can also be helpful because it shows that a candidate has worked with patients.

Residents Medical Helps Med Grads Fill U.S. Doctor Shortages

RM Logo square OFFICIALSince it was established in 1993, Residents Medical has labored on behalf of medical graduates seeking postgraduate medical residency training programs from around the world. As more and more medical graduates apply for residencies each year, securing a residency has become increasingly difficult, yet the U.S. is facing a shortage of licensed doctors and is in-need of qualified professionals. Though the U.S. has historically filled its much-needed physician roles with doctors from countries around the world, foreign medical graduates currently often face difficulties finding placement in a medical residency.

In 2018, Residents Medical helped address these issues by assisting medical graduates from outside of the U.S. find medical residencies. Through its partnership with The Everest Foundation, the firm helps hopeful medical graduates increase their odds of being placed in a medical residency by setting up initiatives in vulnerable population areas who need doctors. Often, these residency positions defy traditional residency placement season, offering hope to applicants who have not received a placement by March. Through creative solutions like this, Residents Medical addresses both the needs of its clients and the shortage of doctors in the U.S.

A Look at the Competitive Landscape of Medical Residencies

RM Logo square OFFICIALFor over two decades, Residents Medical has been a leader in assisting both US and international medical school students obtain residency positions. Residents Medical assists these students in navigating the competitive application process and determining how to begin their residency journey.