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Please note that we will be releasing a new edition of this book - The Successful Match 2017: Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match - in June 2016. It will be available on Amazon. What does it take to match into the specialty and program of your choice? Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insiders' perspective, this book shows residency applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for success. Replacing the best-selling "Residency Match: 101 Biggest Mistakes And How To Avoid Them," this new edition covers all aspects of the residency application - upgrading your credentials, writing high-impact personal statements, soliciting strong letters of recommendation, shining during interviews, and much more. An invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.
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In the 2007 Match, over 40% of U.S. senior applicants failed to match with the residency program of their choice. In competitive fields such as dermatology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and urology, over 30% of U.S. senior applicants failed to match at all. The numbers are significantly worse for osteopathic and international medical graduates. In fact, in the 2008 Match, over 5,000 international medical graduates failed to match.
Regardless of your chosen specialty, the key to a successful match hinges on the development of a well thought out strategy. This book will show you how to develop the optimal strategy for success. Learn how you can upgrade your credentials, write high-impact personal statements, solicit strong letters of recommendation, shine during interviews, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource to help you gain that extra edge.
Inside, find the answers to the following questions -
* Who are the decision-makers and what do they care about? Chapter 2 summarizes the data, specific to each field, on the relative importance of USMLE scores, AOA status, number of honors grades, research experience, and other criteria.
* One study of recommendation letters found that key information, such as interpersonal communication skills and cognitive knowledge, was often lacking. What can you do to help your letter writers write the best possible letter?
* A survey of program directors was performed to determine the most important aspects of a personal statement. What were the three most important?
* In one study, 1/3 of applicants were actually ranked lower following the interview. Another study found that 14% of interviews resulted in unranked applicants. What can you do to avoid common interview pitfalls?
* Do you know your competition? NRMP data from 2007 indicate that in competitive fields such as dermatology, orthopedic surgery, ENT, and radiation oncology, over 90% of applicants had participated in research.
* Should you do an audition elective? How important is it? How can you excel during the elective?
* What are the three most important criteria used to select IMG applicants? What are the least important? In one study, 93% of decision-makers felt that letters of recommendation from non-U.S. faculty were worthless.
Featuring discussion of these issues and more, this book will provide you with specific, concrete recommendations that will maximize your chances of achieving the ultimate goal: that of a successful match.About the Author:
Samir Desai, M.D., has advised and mentored many medical student and international medical graduate applicants during his time as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author of 16 books which have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, Resident's Guide to the Fellowship Match: Rules for Success, provides strategies for success for residents seeking fellowship positions.
His book, Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years, provides students with the knowledge and guidance to excel during the first two years of medical school. He is the co-author of the popular Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success, a book that shows students how to excel during the third year of medical school. At the websites - TheSuccessfulMatch.com and ImgAssist.com - he provides consulting services to applicants seeking residency positions in the United States. Together with Dr. Rajani Katta, he writes a regular column for studentdoctor.net called The Successful Match.
Rajani Katta, M.D., is an associate professor in the department of dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine. She has authored over 30 articles published in scientific journals, and lectured extensively both nationally and locally on dermatology and contact dermatitis. She is the co-author of the popular Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success, a book that shows students how to excel during the third year of medical school.
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