Blog Posts - Residency Match



How The National Residency Matching Program ("The Match") Works

Every spring, graduating medical students in the United States stress out in the middle of March over the results of the the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), generally celebrated by medical school as "Match Day." No other profession operat...
by Scrub Notes on Aug 3, 2015

Highlighting the Heroes: Anahuac University Grad & Mount Sinai Resident Up for $25K Award

Our H.E.R.O. Award -Honoring Excellent Resident Observations – was launched to highlight the personal sacrifices and educational commitment during a medical resident’s professional adult life.  We realize, considering the fast moving changes...
by Medelita on Mar 19, 2014

Didn't match into a residency spot?

Ever year, I get a series of emails in March when 4th year medical students do not match into residency. In some circumstances, the graduating student may have a "red flag" in his or her academic history. In other cases, it's a matter of bad luck or...

Residency Match Week 2013

Good luck to all the 4th year medical students who are matching for residency positions!

Can A Social Media Profile Be A Resume?

Thinking about applying for medical school? Residency? A scholarship, perhaps? Your online reputation may precede you. This guest post by Dr. Gregory Mackay explains some of the do's and don'ts of maintaining an online social media profile as a healt...
by Scrub Notes on Jul 23, 2012

Can A Social Media Profile Be A Resume?

Thinking about applying for medical school? Residency? A scholarship, perhaps? Your online reputation may precede you. This guest post by Dr. Gregory Mackay explains some of the do's and don'ts of maintaining an online social media profile as a healt...
by Scrub Notes on Jul 23, 2012

3 Ways To Improve Your Personal Statement

This guest post by Lauren Bailey describes some key ways you can spruce up your personal statement as you apply for medical school, residency, fellowship, and beyond. As your stare at that blank Word document, or even as you are about to hit 'Submit'...
by Scrub Notes on May 26, 2012

Residency Application Personal Statements

The following is a guest post by Jedd H. regarding how to approach the dreaded 'personal statement' when you start ERAS and apply for residency programs.  The medical profession is one of the most sought careers by many people. In fact, there a...
by Scrub Notes on Apr 30, 2012

2012 Residency Match: Scramble replaced with SOAP

Last Friday was Match Day. The 2012 Main Residency Match was the largest in NRMP history. More than 38,000 applicants vied for 26,772 PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions. In addition, the NRMP debuted the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (...

Comparing Residency Match Systems

This is a repost of an article by Ishani Ganguli, a 5th year medical student at Harvard Medical School, regarding how the U.S. residency match system compares to the UK system.  On my weekend travels exploring Guatemala’s gorgeous natural of...
by Scrub Notes on Mar 12, 2012

Gifts For Medical Students On Match Day 2012

According to the National Residency Matching Program, Match Day this year is on March 16, 2012. On this day, U.S. medical school soon-to-be graduates will find out what internship and residency programs they have "matched" to, after the several month...
by Scrub Notes on Feb 27, 2012


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