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Class of 2015

Class of 2015. RESIDENCY APPLICATION STEP BY STEP. Unique Characteristics. Submit your Unique Characteristics Paragraphs. 2 paragraphs 125 words each Deadline i s June 1 st !. Personal Statements. Personal statements should be one page, single-spaced in length.

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Class of 2015

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  2. Unique Characteristics • Submit your Unique Characteristics Paragraphs. 2 paragraphs 125 words each • Deadline is June 1st!

  3. Personal Statements • Personal statements should be one page, single-spaced in length. • Separate personal statements for different specialties • 2 Variations on the same personal statement for prelim/transitional and advanced programs • Can do individualized personal statements for each program although you risk assigning an individualized personal statement to the wrong program

  4. Personal Statements • Focus on why the specialty is a perfect fit for you • “Lovin’ the vanilla,” but other flavors are okay too. • It’s okay to make it a bit personal. • When in doubt, play it safe!

  5. Letters of Recommendation • Ask faculty for letters of recommendation • Letters must be on letterhead and signed. • Can be emailed as a PDF file to osa@mail.med or mailed to OSA office. • Faculty can also upload letters directly to ERAS. • Target deadline for letters to be submitted is September 5th. • Check the Student Directory to see what letters have been submitted.

  6. Letters of Recommendation • You can submit up to 4 letters through ERAS • The MSPE (Dean’s Letter) does not count as one of the four letters. • The Departmental or Chairman’s Letter does count as one of the four. • You do not have to send the same four letters to each program.

  7. Letters of Recommendation Departmental Letters Required for: Anesthesiology Urology Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Otolaryngology General Surgery Internal MedicineOrthopaedics Plastic Surgery Neurosurgery Obstetrics and Gynecology

  8. Letters of recommendation No Departmental Letters for: Dermatology Pathology Family Medicine Psychiatry Neurology Radiology Ophthalmology Radiation Oncology

  9. AMA Freida and ERAS • Gather information about residency programs. • Access the AMA Freida Program at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/freida-online.page • Work on your ERAS application. • Check for individual program application deadlines and requirements.

  10. The ERAS Application The components of the application are: • MyERAS (Application and Personal Statement) • 3-4 Letters of Recommendation • Photo - Email to osa@mail.med.upenn.edu • MSPE • Transcript

  11. Applying Through ERAS • Complete MyERAS application. • Follow up on letters that have not been submitted. • Assign Letters of Recommendation • Review your transcript • Review your MSPE. Make sure that all of the courses are included and grades are correct. You may not change the content of the letter.

  12. Submitting Your Application • Submit application beginning September 15th. • Applications should be complete by October 1st including all letters of recommendation. • MSPE’s are released October 1st.

  13. The National ResidencyMatching Program • Register for the NRMP on their website at www.nrmp.orgbeginning on September 15, 2014. • Deadline for registration is November 30, 2014 • You must register to participate in the Match!

  14. Residency Interviews • Will begin in October and November • Busiest months are December and January • Interview Workshop will be held in late September • Interview Skills Workshops in September and October.

  15. Entering your Rank Order List • Rank Order List entry begins on January 15, 2015 • Deadline to enter lists is February 25, 2015. • First choice correspondence/phone calls should be made by early February.

  16. Match Day Friday, March 20, 2015

  17. Early Matches Ophthalmology Urology

  18. Early Matches • Application submission target dates are at the beginning of September. • Interviews take place in late October, November and early to mid December. • Request an early transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

  19. Ophthalmolgy Match • Conducted by the San Francisco Matching Program www.sfmatch.org • Three Letters of Recommendation are sent with your application. Also requires a college transcript. • Results are released on January 14, 2015 • Students apply for internship positions through ERAS and register for the NRMP.

  20. Urology • Match is run by American Urologic Association (AUA) www.auanet.org • Application process is through ERAS • Check application deadlines for programs • Results are released in late January 2015.

  21. Careers in Medicine Website http://www.aamc.org/students/cim/ Getting into a Residency Log in with your AAMC ID.

  22. Questions and Help Office of Student Affairs 215-898-7190 Barbara Wagner wagnerb@mail.med.upenn.edu Dr. Jon Morris morrisjo@uphs.upenn.edu Carrie Barjenbruch osa@mail.med.upenn.edu Nancy Murphy murphynk@mail.med.upenn.edu

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