Medical School and the Residency Match: A Post-Match Debrief from Recent Matchers

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A Post-Match Debrief From Recent Matchers. Written By Students For Students. Authentic answers from students who matched at top programs in 2015.How did an average student match to a top-tier surgical or medical program?How can you maximize your potential without having to work like a robot for 10 hours a day?How best to spend your

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A Post-Match Debrief From Recent Matchers. Written By Students For Students.

Authentic answers from students who matched at top programs in 2015.
How did an average student match to a top-tier surgical or medical program?How can you maximize your potential without having to work like a robot for 10 hours a day?How best to spend your time off?How to navigate interview season?Where should you schedule away rotations?How to excel during your clerkship year?A few words on Boards …Drawing on the experiences and honest hindsight of 12 medical students who recently matched, Medical School and The Residency Match takes a lighthearted approach to topics that brought strife, mistakes made, and successful choices that served students well. This quick read is here to help optimize your candidacy to give you choices when residency applications roll around.

Gone are the days where multiple residency positions are waiting for you at the end of medical school. Medical school enrollments are increasing, and the number of residency positions remains relatively constant. Whether you will have your eye on a competitive specialty, a geographic location, or certain training program, getting your first choices will be a priority.

40,000 medical students have intelligence, work ethic, and social skills – that’s why they’re in medical school. Knowing how, where, and when to expend valuable time and energy throughout medical school and the residency match will separate you from the herd.

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