Make or break advice on getting into the residency program of your choice
Written by medical students who recently completed the match processFirst Aid for the Match
is a insider's guide to preparing for and succeeding in the match process. The fifth edition features a new, two-color interior design, the latest statistics and advice on matching in each specialty and major sub-specialty, advice on preparing for the 4th year of medical school, and special considerations for IMGs and residents with young families. A chapter on what to do if you don't match ("the scramble") is also included. Chapters on polishing your CV and writing stellar application essays, plus tips on "wowing" them during the interview, will help you map your career path and plan appropriately for success.
- Statistics and advice on matching in all major specialties and now--NEW!--major sub-specialties
- Includes perspectives by residents/fellows about each sub-specialty and why/how they chose it, what their thought process was in choosing it, the attractions and challenges of the field, the future of the field, etc.
- Application and interview tips, including expanded section on interview questions to include more questions for all interviews, as well as for each specialty. Added examples of difficult or unexpected questions and examples of good ways to think about answering certain questions and things to avoid saying
- Exapnded section of CVs and high-impact personal statements with real examples and advice on what not to do.
- Advice for international medical graduates and residents with young familiesAdvice on travelling to interviews, with new ideas and tips for travel/lodging, and useful websites
- Comprehensive guide to the match and planning for match success. Although some information is available on the internet (some not reliable), this book gathers it all in one place and adds valuable insider information and advice.
The content you need to get the match you want:
The Match,Setting Up The Fourth Year,Choosing and Matching in Your Specialty,Weighing Your Options,What If I Can't Decide?;Your Specialty and the Match,Transitional-Year Program,Anesthesiology,Dermatology,Emergency Medicine,Family Practice,Internal Medicine & Medical Sub-Specialties,Med-Peds,Neurology,Neurosurgery,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Ophthalmology,Orthopaedics,Otolaryngology,Pathology,Pediatrics & Pediatric Sub-Specialties,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Psychiatry,Radiology,Radiation Oncology,Surgery & Surgical Sub-Specialties,Urology,IMGs and the Match Process,Getting Residency Information and Applications,The Application,The CV,The Personal Statement,Gearing Up For Interviews,Interview Day,The Rank List and Match Day,After The Match,Appendix A: Worksheets for Application Requirements,Appendix B: Program Evaluation Worksheet,Appendix C: Recommended Resources,About the Authors
How To Contribute
Chapter 1: The Match
Chapter 2: Setting up the Senior Year
Chapter 3: Choosing and Matching in Your Specialty
Weighing Your Options
What if I Can't Decide?
OK, I've Decided--What Next?
Chapter 4: Your Specialty and the Match
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Selected Medical Specialties
Allergy and Immunology
Hematology and Oncology
Selected Surgical Specialties
Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Chapter 5: International Medical Graduates and the Match Process
Chapter 6: Getting Residency Information and Applications
Chapter 7: The Application
Chapter 8: The Curriculum Vitae
Chapter 9: The Personal Statement
Chapter 10: Gearing up for Interviews
Chapter 11: Interview Day
Chapter 12: The Rank List and Match Day
Chapter 13: After the Match
Appendix A: Worksheets for Application Requirements
Appendix B: Program Evaluation Worksheet (PEW)
About the Authors