LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For medical students who want to practice medicine in the U.S., September is the most important month. Why? September is when the application process starts for medical school graduates to begin their hands-on training or Graduate Medical Education (GME). The competition is fierce. That’s where Residents Medical comes in.
Without an accredited medical residency training that ranges from three to seven years, dependent upon medical specialty, a medical school graduate cannot practice medicine in the U.S. And, for the last decade there has been a big disparity in the number of applicants versus available training slots. On average, each year, 6,000 residency applicants fail to land a residency. The problem is referred to as the “Residency Bottleneck.” In addition to this bottleneck, there also happens to be a doctor shortage in America like never seen before.
Since the 1990s, Residents Medical has helped its applicants to achieve prized medical residencies through its comprehensive services that include GME, preparatory and placement services. As a result, Residents Medical has been getting national recognition because of its innovative approach and success in assisting medical school graduates, worldwide.
For this residency application year, Residents Medical has helped its roster of students and candidates to prepare for and land coveted residency position interviews that have led to a post-graduate year residency training position. For example, Dr. Gill, a Residents Medical Placement Program Alumnus, was integrated into Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Internal Medicine Department in a paid research associate position.
He worked under a world-renowned Research Primary Investigator and received medical training exposure in rotations at USC. After submitting research papers that he co-authored to medical journals, some of his research ended up being published in esteemed medical journals. He also obtained letters of recommendation from tenures. All of these factors strengthened his CV and made him a sought-after residency candidate. In the end, Dr. Gill was invited for an interview at a central California Family Medicine Residency Program where he was accepted as staff resident.
“I was applying for years, but couldn’t get matched into a residency,” Dr. Gill says. “I had average scores and graduated from a top medical school in India, but as an International Medical Graduate, it was tough. Residents Medical put me in a lauded University Hospital and academic setting – a place where I could prove myself.”
Another Residents Medical alumnus, Dr. Javvaji, was placed in an unaccredited, one-year residency position at a residency program. An unaccredited PGY-1 offers the same experience as an accredited PGY-1 because the medical school graduate functions as an intern, and works alongside residents and faculty. He proved himself as a resident and was offered an interview at the program, and pre-matched into an accredited residency.
Residents Medical’s unparalleled courses and pathways demonstrate that they are experts in understanding GME. They have created the means and the ways for capable MDs to have a chance to live their professional dreams.
From October through December, approximately 9,000 applicants will receive rejections from residency programs. Some may not even land one interview. Residents Medical offers hope to those rejected applicants by creating a real plan.
Once these applicants are vetted and accepted as a Residents Medical residency placement candidate, they can achieve their dream residency. They need to stick to the plan, work hard and prove themselves to the programs where they are integrated. They will get invited to interviews and continue moving forward in strengthening their skills.
“Every day, Residents Medical’s phones, chatrooms, and emails are enumerated with overwhelmed residency applicants who have been rejected and/or don’t know where to start,” Sheila Aula, senior guidance counselor at Residents Medical, says. “Top U.S. medical schools have a mechanism in place to help their medical students transition, but lower-tier U.S. medical schools, Caribbean medical schools, and foreign medical schools don’t. Twenty-five years ago it was a lot simpler. The game has changed, and that game is fierce and lopsided.”
Residents Medical has created a niche in this highly-specialized field and is helping the community and residency programs, alike, to showcase the heart of American perseverance and entrepreneurship.
For more information: https://residentsmedical.com/ or 310-444-9700.
News Source: Residents Medical Group, Inc.