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Characteristics of a Strong PS and CV for Medical Residency Applicants






For 2 decades, Residents Medical has been helping its candidates using a pioneering approach to guide them in obtaining a medical residency. Residents Medical provides several services including consulting and preparing a CV (curriculum vitae) and PS (personal statement), especially for foreign medical graduates (FMGs) and international medical graduates (IMGs). A candidate’s CV and PS serves as the first impression to present experience, achievements, and skills to stand out from their competition.

To catch the interviewer’s eye, the PS should be a one-page essay format, that is concise and well-articulated while being able to grasp the attention of the reader in 10 seconds. It should outline the candidate’s motivations, strengths, and unique attributes that will contribute to being a successful resident. A candidate should keep in mind that their statement will be read by a selection committee – which includes the interviewers and the residency program director. The committee will be looking to see if the potential resident has the focus, maturity, enthusiasm, and stability to succeed.

The CV is a summary that specifically outlines the graduate’s medical education and research
background. It should be able to highlight that the candidate is professional and distinctive, along with possessing exceptional communication skills. The CV should be stimulating to move the reader to action. It is also important that a CV be easy to read and well-organized so that it is visually appealing.

Medical Graduates Stuck in Residency Bottleneck

RM Logo square OFFICIALResidents Medical is a Los Angeles-based residency placement assistance organization and educational facility. Inspired by the work of Dr. Edwin Everest and currently operated by Mrs. Agata Everest, Residents Medical offers consulting, educational courses and placement services to medical professionals to help address the residency bottleneck and physician shortage across the country.

Unfortunately, there is much work to be done, as statistics recently released by the National Residency Match Program highlight. With 35,000 postgraduate training positions available, the organization reported 44,600 applicants across the United States. This leaves many medical professionals in a state of limbo, with qualifications but no way to practice.

This contributes to the worsening doctor shortage across the nation. For instance, in California, some areas have no general surgeon within a 50-mile radius. Multiple organizations that have been trying to tackle this issue, but this is a national problem that experts say will require a system-wide solution.