Apply yourself... to residency programs where you will have an opportunity in training to learn, teach, serve, conduct research, advocate, thrive, be well and promote wellness, make critical decisions and care for those with critical conditions, use clinical reasoning, use technology well, and prepare for the future of medicine, now.
The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opens in 1 week (Sept 15th
Apply with some letters of recommendation
(or make sure they are going to be in soon).
Apply with a heartfelt personal statement
- make sure it says something about who you are that augments the rest of your applications. Without typos!
Apply to a range of programs that offer what you are looking for in a location where you could see yourself living, where you may have supportive friends and family (or somewhere near the beach/mountains/city), include some "dream" or "reach" training programs, and include some where you'd be "just okay" with training there (i.e. those you'd be okay with training at rather than at no place at all).
Apply with a CV in ERAS format that is accurate, complete, and helps inform your story. You get to list (or describe) your hobbies too!
Your medical student performance evaluation (MSPE, aka deans letters) is also a component of your evaluation, coming on Oct 1. And then on to the interviews. And the match
Make your application strong, but make sure to apply
yourself to getting the most out of 4th year of medical school! And through it all, keep calm and see your advisor