For 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.
Students who graduate from medical school outside of the United States find themselves at a disadvantage, because they cannot practice medicine in the US without participating in a three- to seven-year residency program. Over the past 10 years, the competition for top residency spots has become more fierce, with some 6,000 applicants finding themselves without a program every year.
While major medical schools have in-house programs to help their graduates land residency positions, smaller medical schools and institutions outside of the United States often find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order. Residents Medical uses its expertise and connections to open doors for graduates of these schools who are having trouble securing residencies. To learn more, visit residentsmedical.com.
Residents Medical helps domestic and foreign medical graduates get placed into post graduate medical residency training programs in the United States. Based in Los Angeles, Residents Medical assists medical students and graduates through the complex vetting and preparation process required to obtain a residency.
The point of going to medical school is to gain the education and skills needed to obtain an MD. Many hospitals and health care facilities want medical professionals who, in addition to having an MD, have complete a hands-on training requirement both in medical school and after medical school. This post-medical school training is called a medical residency.
Many U.S. states require medical school graduates to have served a residency of at least a year and obtained other medical certifications to become licensed to practice in a particular area. In many instances, it is practically impossible to become American Board of Specialties certified without serving a residency in the U.S.
When applying for a residency, factors that help a candidate gain acceptance from their program of choice include a curriculum vitae that shows high medical board scores, a thoughtful personal statement, solid reference letters, and a Medical Student Performance Evaluation.
Residents Medical provides medical school graduates with support in navigating the preparation and vetting process for obtaining residency in a US medical institution. Services offered by Residents Medical focus on preparing graduate students for Match Day in March.
The Match process enables residency candidates to find placement in first and second-year postgraduate training positions with residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The process begins in May, when students finalize their medical discipline. All participating institutions follow the same timeline, and nearly all first-year residency positions in ACGME accredited training programs participate.
After finalizing their medical discipline, students begin searching for appropriate residency programs. In July, students and residency programs create profiles through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Students can begin submitting their applications in September and participate in candidate interviews through December. After completing their interviews, students rank their preferred programs in ERAS in January.
Match Day occurs on the third Friday in March. Students receive invitations from residency programs via the ERAS system.