Your Application and papers <ul><li>After your exam … you got the results … Now what? </li></ul><ul><li>How to prepare you...
Preparation <ul><li>Preparing for a postgraduate program application begins  as soon as you start your clinical years in y...
Documents required by MOH to apply for scholarship <ul><li>Completed application form </li></ul><ul><li>CV </li></ul><ul><...
Documents required bY CSC <ul><li>Same papers package you handed to MOH </li></ul><ul><li>Any supporting document you want...
Anticipating Interview Offers <ul><li>There are  no guaranteed methods  for getting an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>For di...
<ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul>...
Working Hard <ul><li>Fresh graduates should aim to: </li></ul><ul><li>Get good USMLE/Canadian examination scores, and more...
<ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing Electives/Clerkships...
Electives <ul><li>Apply to Electives in  N.America /IFMSA </li></ul><ul><li>Try to rotate with the PD </li></ul><ul><li>Du...
Electives Elective >>> Observership > Short term research
Electives <ul><li>American Medical Schools known to provide good elective programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard Medical ...
Electives <ul><li>Useful websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gwumc.edu/library/eresources/inetres.cfm?subject=Fourth%20...
Electives <ul><li>Canadian universities offer summer electives to medical students for a certain fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><u...
Post Grad. Dr…?Electives <ul><li>Observerships </li></ul><ul><li>Limited availability </li></ul><ul><li>?? Important </li>...
<ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul>...
Forming Good Relations <ul><li>4 GOOD LORs are needed (preferably at least 1 from a faculty member with specialty of choic...
LOR <ul><li>Take 2 sets .... One sealed! </li></ul><ul><li>Best to choose graduates of North America institutes </li></ul>
LOR <ul><li>Opening:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dear PD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include student name and AAMC ID # </li></u...
MSPE <ul><li>Dean’s Letter </li></ul><ul><li>For the US </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation of c...
Publication(s) <ul><li>Research is important but not a must! </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly those published </li></ul><ul><li>Ha...
<ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing Electives/Clerkships...
CV <ul><li>Include all the certificates, and any credentials you’ve received </li></ul><ul><li>Mention every extracurricul...
Major points in CV <ul><li>Good scores in the USMLE and/or MCCEE </li></ul><ul><li>Elective in North American Health Insti...
Other imp. points <ul><li>Undergraduate performance overall and mainly in specialty of your interest* </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Undergraduate Performance <ul><li>For UK/Ireland grads! </li></ul><ul><li>GPA system </li></ul><ul><li>Mention in understa...
<ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul>...
Personal Statement <ul><li>Generally should be  no more  than two pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of why you develope...
Increase your Chance by: <ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fo...
Being on time <ul><li>Finish your paper work early </li></ul><ul><li>ECFMG certified  </li></ul><ul><li>Apply on time (Jul...
Negative points but… <ul><li>Year of graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Being currently (or was) in a board! </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Increase your chance by: <ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fo...
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Your application and papers

  1. 1. Your Application and papers <ul><li>After your exam … you got the results … Now what? </li></ul><ul><li>How to prepare your application to get the highest number of interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mohammad Ibraheem </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Altayyeb Yousef </li></ul>
  2. 2. Preparation <ul><li>Preparing for a postgraduate program application begins as soon as you start your clinical years in your medical school </li></ul>
  3. 3. Documents required by MOH to apply for scholarship <ul><li>Completed application form </li></ul><ul><li>CV </li></ul><ul><li>At least 3 letters of recommendation from consultants of your specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Language test certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph </li></ul><ul><li>Transcript of your MCCEE/USMLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Your transcripts and diploma (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Current status letter* </li></ul><ul><li>Statement letter </li></ul>
  4. 4. Documents required bY CSC <ul><li>Same papers package you handed to MOH </li></ul><ul><li>Any supporting document you want to send </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of MOH </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anticipating Interview Offers <ul><li>There are no guaranteed methods for getting an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>For different speciality, there are different Universities that offer places for IFS: </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine : All Universities but Calgary, New foundland and Queen’s Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery : McGill, Manitoba and McMaster </li></ul><ul><li>Ob-Gyne : McGill (most students), Western Ontario and Manitoba. </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatrics : Dalhousie, McGill, Toronto and McMaster </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Working Hard <ul><li>Fresh graduates should aim to: </li></ul><ul><li>Get good USMLE/Canadian examination scores, and more importantly Pass from FIRST attempt. </li></ul><ul><li>Do exams while in Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Get good grades in your medical school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing Electives/Clerkships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Electives <ul><li>Apply to Electives in N.America /IFMSA </li></ul><ul><li>Try to rotate with the PD </li></ul><ul><li>During last yr of Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Some need Malpractice Liability Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back GOOD LORs </li></ul><ul><li>Try to do research while doing elective </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends in that institute </li></ul>
  10. 10. Electives Elective >>> Observership > Short term research
  11. 11. Electives <ul><li>American Medical Schools known to provide good elective programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard Medical School – Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mayoclinic – Minnesotta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U penn – Philadelphia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleveland Clinic – Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke University – North Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weill Cornell – NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yale University - Connecticut </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Electives <ul><li>Useful websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gwumc.edu/library/eresources/inetres.cfm?subject=Fourth%20Year%20Electives </li></ul><ul><li>http://services.aamc.org/eec/students/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Electives <ul><li>Canadian universities offer summer electives to medical students for a certain fee: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toronto </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mcgill </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vancouver </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>McMaster </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Post Grad. Dr…?Electives <ul><li>Observerships </li></ul><ul><li>Limited availability </li></ul><ul><li>?? Important </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry issues </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Forming Good Relations <ul><li>4 GOOD LORs are needed (preferably at least 1 from a faculty member with specialty of choice) </li></ul><ul><li>MSPE </li></ul><ul><li>Have a research publication from your school and from those you did electives in </li></ul>
  17. 17. LOR <ul><li>Take 2 sets .... One sealed! </li></ul><ul><li>Best to choose graduates of North America institutes </li></ul>
  18. 18. LOR <ul><li>Opening: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dear PD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include student name and AAMC ID # </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate the nature and length of your relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Body: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use specific examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Closing - reiterate the strength of your overall recommendation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you recruit this person if you were a residency director? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Signature in color OTHER then black </li></ul>
  19. 19. MSPE <ul><li>Dean’s Letter </li></ul><ul><li>For the US </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation of curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations with comments </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Publication(s) <ul><li>Research is important but not a must! </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly those published </li></ul><ul><li>Have a research publication from your school and from those you did electives in. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows Academic interest </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing Electives/Clerkships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. CV <ul><li>Include all the certificates, and any credentials you’ve received </li></ul><ul><li>Mention every extracurricular activity you’ve participated in </li></ul><ul><li>Non medical activities help build up your social image- remember, you will not only be considered as a doctor, but as a fellow colleague </li></ul><ul><li>Electives abroad </li></ul><ul><li>OB GYN: Any surgeries you’ve done- mention them </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical log book </li></ul>
  23. 23. Major points in CV <ul><li>Good scores in the USMLE and/or MCCEE </li></ul><ul><li>Elective in North American Health Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Medical research (especially published) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Other imp. points <ul><li>Undergraduate performance overall and mainly in specialty of your interest* </li></ul><ul><li>Courses (eg ACLS, ATLS, PALS, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Degree (s) </li></ul><ul><li>Postgrad exams (eg. MRCP) </li></ul><ul><li>Being a graduate from abroad (eg UK/Ireland) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Undergraduate Performance <ul><li>For UK/Ireland grads! </li></ul><ul><li>GPA system </li></ul><ul><li>Mention in understandable language! </li></ul><ul><li>Ranking </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Increase your chances by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Personal Statement <ul><li>Generally should be no more than two pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of why you developed an interest in the specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of what makes you unique as an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of your future plans if known </li></ul><ul><li>Description why you want US/Canada program </li></ul>
  28. 28. Increase your Chance by: <ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Being on time <ul><li>Finish your paper work early </li></ul><ul><li>ECFMG certified </li></ul><ul><li>Apply on time (July) </li></ul><ul><li>Matcharesident.com </li></ul>
  30. 30. Negative points but… <ul><li>Year of graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Being currently (or was) in a board! </li></ul><ul><li>Not passing from first set! </li></ul><ul><li>Late applications! </li></ul>
  31. 31. Increase your chance by: <ul><ul><li>Working Hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming good relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well written Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being optimistic  </li></ul></ul>
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