Application and Interview Advice from UAB Emergency Medicine Program Director Dr. Charles Khoury

In the next installment in our series of interviews with program directors across the country, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Charles Khoury, the program director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read below to hear his thoughts on the challenges of this application cycle and on what youContinue reading “Application and Interview Advice from UAB Emergency Medicine Program Director Dr. Charles Khoury”

Should you #ApplySmart?

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Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC), and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) put out a joint statement addressing how the 2020-2021 application cycle would be different. In addition, they outlined cursory guidelines for how applicants to pediatricContinue reading “Should you #ApplySmart?”

Biggest Piece of Research Advice That No One Will Tell You

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With ERAS applications looming, here is the biggest piece of research advice that no one will tell you. Whatever research studies you may have that are pending or have been rejected from journals (once, twice…seven times), SUBMIT THEM NOW! The ERAS application allows you to list research papers and presentations that have been submitted toContinue reading “Biggest Piece of Research Advice That No One Will Tell You”

Application Advice from an Internal Medicine Program Director

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As the next installment on our series of interviewing program directors across the country, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Scott Kopec, the program director of the internal medicine program at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Be sure to read and learn his thoughts on the challenges of applying this cycleContinue reading “Application Advice from an Internal Medicine Program Director”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Britney Corey – Program Director UAB General Surgery

In the third of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Britney Corey, the general surgery residency program director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! Read below to hear her thoughts on the challenges of this application cycle and on what you need to doContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Britney Corey – Program Director UAB General Surgery”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh – Program Director NYU Plastic Surgery

In the second of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh, the plastic surgery residency program director at the NYU Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery—widely regarded as the top plastic surgery program in the country. Read below to hear his thoughts on the challengesContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh – Program Director NYU Plastic Surgery”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds

In our first of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Margaret A. Chase. She is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read below to hearContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds”

EXCLUSIVE: Advice from Program Directors on How to Succeed in the 2021 Residency Application Cycle

Take a deep breath. Actually, take two deep breaths. Great, now let’s talk about applying for residencies, but more specifically, let’s talk about what applying for residency in the year 2020-2021 will look like. This year is different for many reasons, but the main difference is that applicants this year will do their interviews viaContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Advice from Program Directors on How to Succeed in the 2021 Residency Application Cycle”

Personal Statement Editing

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ERAS applications are due right around the corner. One of the most difficult pieces of the application is the personal statement. Your personal statement should tell a narrative that convinces programs to invite you for an interview. Struggling getting started? Have an outline, but need some inspiration for fitting it together? Need edits on aContinue reading “Personal Statement Editing”

How many residency programs should I apply to?

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This was one of the most pressing questions that I had when I was applying, and the lack of clarity in the answers I received helped to inspire me to start Med Student Edge and contribute to the conversation with a letter to the editor addressing this topic.  The medical school I attended did not have anContinue reading “How many residency programs should I apply to?”