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Match Day: The Definitive Guide for Med Students

Posted by Team Thalamus on Jun 10, 2019 5:11:32 PM



Topics: GME, Match Day, Thalamus, Match Process, Tips, ERAS, Post-Match, IMG, Application Tips, Unmatched

IMGs Applying to Residency: What Happens When You Don't Match?

Posted by Team Thalamus on Apr 15, 2019 6:56:48 AM

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.

Topics: GME, Match Day, Tips, NRMP, Post-Match, IMG, Unmatched

What to Do If You Don't Match into Residency Program At All

Posted by Team Thalamus on Apr 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Not matching is rough. First, we suggest that you take some time to dust yourself off and let the shock fade away.

Topics: GME, Match Day, Match Process, Tips, Post-Match, Unmatched

Post-Match Day Blues: What to DO When You Don't Get into the Right Medical Program

Posted by Team Thalamus on Mar 26, 2019 3:03:20 PM

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.

Topics: GME, Residency Survival Tips, Match Day, Resident Life, Post-Match

Preparing for Your GME Program: What to Do After Match Day

Posted by Team Thalamus on Mar 18, 2019 1:07:31 PM

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.

Topics: GME, Residency Survival Tips, Match Day, Match Process, Resident Life, Tips, Post-Match

Match Day: How it Works, And How it Feels

Posted by Jason Reminick on Mar 11, 2019 10:44:03 AM

Formally, Match Day at the end of Match Week is the pinnacle moment in a medical student’s educational journey. It is that day when the residency interview and application matching process reaches its conclusion, and students learn the location where they will be training as a resident.

Topics: Match Day, Match Process, NRMP

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