The beginning of intern year is right around the corner.
Thalamus is the premier GME interview management solution. Now having completed our fifth residency recruitment season and NRMP Match, Thalamus has taken the lead as the most-preferred interview scheduling platform for applicants, program coordinators, program directors, and GME leadership.
There are two types of recommendation letters that we program directors care about, honestly.
This post is all about perspective. In the short term, the odds do not favor international medical graduates (IMGs) matching—94% of AMGs match compared to 60% of IMGs. That is a tough pill to swallow. It is heartbreaking.
Not matching is rough. First, we suggest that you take some time to dust yourself off and let the shock fade away.
We know how it feels. Match Day is widely celebrated as a day of absolute joy—crying at the podium, jumping for joy in high heels, and then covering your mouth with your cupped hands. “It was my number one choice,” all your classmates seem to say. For some, that’s the reality.
Life can be quite sweet after Match Day. Med school until this point at times feels like puberty. There’s the awkwardness and anxiety, the funny-looking short-white-coat fashion and the clumsiness of not knowing which side is left on a CT scan. But after opening that Match Day envelope (or email), things change! There’s a bit of certainty and a major reality check—we know where we are going to spend the next three to eight years of our lives.