When and How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

As you progress through your medical career, more and more emphasis is placed on your skills as a leader and your ability to work with a team. After all, a physician is the leader of the healthcare team made up of physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, RN’s, LPN’s, social workers, nutritionists, physical/occupational therapists, and everyone elseContinue reading “When and How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation”

USMLE Step 1 to Be Pass/Fail

If you’re like me, then you’re probably wondering how pass/fail grading for Step 1 will change things for your ERAS application. On June 16, 2020 the governing body for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) announced its continued commitment to adopt a pass/fail scoring structure for the USMLE Step 1 exam. In order toContinue reading “USMLE Step 1 to Be Pass/Fail”

Tips for the Occupational English Test (OET – Medicine)

Take a deep breath. You have been preparing for this every day for the last three years; many of you for your entire lives. The Occupational English Test (OET) was announced on July 9, 2020 as the replacement for Step 2 CS certification for International Medical Graduate’s (IMG’s) by the Educational Commission For Foreign MedicalContinue reading “Tips for the Occupational English Test (OET – Medicine)”