Imagine this: you just woke up, checked your email and read, "Congratulations on your acceptance to medical school!" You instantly freak out, jump out of bed and search "Are Caribbean Medical Student's real doctors?" Yes, yes they are. Although you should have researched this before applying to an International Medical school, you never anticipated this moment to come so quickly.
As your day continues, you begin to panic. Your future flashes before your eyes. You wonder if you'll ever make it through, if you'll ever be able to match to a US residency program, and most of all, what will your US medical student friends think of you.
Thousands of Medical school applicants are accepted into International Medical Schools every year. The difference between us and them - US Medical Students - is that we're about to embark on the most difficult journey of our lives away from family and friends.
Don't you live on a beach and surf all day? Did you take the easy way out? Will you get a chance to practice medicine in the United States?
If you've heard these questions one too many times, you're in the right place. If you're like us, you've realized that medical school is a journey that requires self-discipline, hard work, and most of all, a long term plan on how to obtain a US medical residency.
There are various options on how you can attend medical school. The ideal route would obviously be attending a US medical school. However, life doesn't always turn out as planned. Whatever your reason was to attend a Caribbean or other foreign medical school is, the goal is the same: Matching to a US residency program.
IMG Residency Advisers was established in 2018 due to the high competition International Medical Graduates face when applying for residency. However, we realized most IMGs have relationships with US medical students, whether it be friends or family. IMG Residency Advisers saw this as an opportunity and were able to unify "them" (mentioned above) and form a unified us.
Being alumni of foreign medical schools, we faced numerous obstacles throughout our encounters. We constantly found ourselves reaching out to our colleagues who graduated ahead of us or even friends in US medical schools. Simply stated, when you're in a foreign medical school, you're on your own.
After successfully obtaining residencies in the US, we paired with US medical students who have sat on application review committees to form IMG Residency Advisers. Let's face it, if you're going to ask for help, you want to ask someone who has been in your position and succeeded. Even better, a US medical student to give you their perspective.
Our advisers consist of US and International medical graduates who have successfully obtained a residency in the US. Many of our advisers have sat on application review committees which allows them to give you exactly what programs are looking for.
Our success comes from the combination of advice you will receive from US and International medical students. Most of our advisers are currently in various residency programs throughout the US. By selecting residents from different specialties, we're able to provide a wide variety of advisers to help in any field you desire.
Each advisor undergoes our rigorous screening process to ensure they meet our standards.
We've all been in the same exact position as you. Now let us help you overcome this obstacle as your medical school journey comes to an end and you begin your career as a physician.