Are you a medical school student or recent graduate? If so, then it is essential to start preparing for upcoming 2013 residency Match. The Residency Application Cycle Start Date is now September 15, 2012 and on that date, ACGME accredited residency programs begin receiving applications.

The simple fact is that the most successful residency match candidates prepare early and also seek professional guidance. The bottom line is that you need to have a good game plan in place and follow that plan to the letter.

What should you be doing now to prepare? The following list details just some of the items that you should be thinking about between now and September 15, 2012.

7 Essential Items to Consider for Your Residency Match

  1. A solid residency application
  2. Engaging personal statement
  3. Preparing for and timing the US Medical License Exam
  4. Selecting the most suitable electives
  5. Obtaining strong letters of recommendation from appropriately selected faculty members/ specialties
  6. Participating in research and networking
  7. Ensuring that your ERAS® Application submission timing is optimal

Keep in mind that the above list contains just of the few of the key items that will make a difference in the overall quality of your applications. As you likely know, this is a very competitive process. Any edge can make a huge difference to the success of your application for residency programs.

In short, my goal is to work with candidates on these and many other aspects of the ERAS® 2013 applications, personal statements, residency interviews and startegic planning. I want to help you maximize your chances of obtaining the residency of your choice!

As an expert in the field, I offer individualized, personalized attention to every aspect of the residency application process. From ERAS® applications, personal statement editing and review, to interview preparation and strategic planning, I can offer advice that colleagues and faculty members cannot.

As part of the process, you can expect me to evaluate credentials and highlight your strengths, and offer advice for areas of improvement. By doing so, I am able to offer a detailed and personalized service for each individual who is applying for residency programs. Through the admissions consulting process, you will increase your odds of obtaining the exact residency of your choice.

For residency application advice, send me a message or call me toll-free: (888) 549-8111.

Donald T. Morrish, MD

Residency Pro