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OET® approved for the Match English Language Requirement

Since the suspension of the Step 2 CS exam, many IMGs and US-citizen IMGs are having to find other pathways for 2021 Match eligibility. Each of these pathways requires proof of English language proficiency.

Walk Through a Covid-19 Diagnosis

Want to know how to diagnose a COVID-19 patient? In this recorded event you will walk through the process and watch students work through a full virtual exam with the help of Dr. Judy Kalinyak, MD, PhD. For more free resources and to... Read More

Step 1 Test Change: What it Means for You

The NBME announced upcoming changes to the Step exams this past week. The most significant being that USMLE Step 1 will be changing to a pass/fail exam. The other two changes include a reduction in allowable number of exam attempts from... Read More

Understanding SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program)

The Match process is a stressful time and can leave many med students wondering “what happens if I don’t match?” For many candidates, the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) is another avenue to matching into a Residency... Read More

Tips for Researching U.S. Residency Programs

Every year, more than 5,000 International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians enter a U.S. residency program. Our goal at Kaplan is to help you become one of those physicians. Obtaining a residency position is a minimum 12-18 month process.... Read More

Finding Clinical Experience in the US as an IMG

Clinical experience in the United States is an essential part of the residency application for International International Medical Graduates (IMG’s). It is one of the top things you can do to increase our chances in Matching into a U.S.... Read More

Top 10 ways to increase your chances in the Match

2019 saw the largest Match on record, with more than 35,000 positions offered (the most ever) and the largest application pool in the main Residency Match, with a record-breaking 38,376 submitting applicants. While there are many positions... Read More