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)”

Step 2 CS Suspended for 12-18 Months

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Given the delivery methods of the USMLE Step 2 CS exam, the USMLE has decided to suspend the exam for the next 12-18 months (as of May 2020) with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information on the USMLE’s decision, listen to this interview with the Chief Assessment Officer for the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Vice PresidentContinue reading “Step 2 CS Suspended for 12-18 Months”

How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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I’ve heard this question posed several times and its same sentiment expressed countless more. As the deadline for submitting an application for residency approaches, the pressure mounts for getting last minute bolsters to your curriculum vitae. And you are certainly not alone in this. I found myself in a very similar situation this time lastContinue reading “How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?”