Medical Students Treating Patients

Posted April 11th, 2020 by .

Categories: Hospital Credentialing.

Interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday weighing the advantages and disadvantages of permitting medical students to work in hospitals and treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article notes […]

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USMLE Step 2 CS Testing Suspended

Posted April 2nd, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

Today, the USMLE Program announced that the temporary suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS testing will continue through May 31, 2020. The Step 2 CS exam is one of the […]

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Alternative to Pathways to ECFMG Certification

Posted April 1st, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

The temporary suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS testing has sent a shockwave throughout the medical community. Passing the Step 2 CS exam is one of the key components to […]

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Prometric Centers Closed Until May ’21

Posted March 30th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

The USMLE Program today announced that, due the COVID-19 pandemic, all Prometric centers in the United States and Canada will remain closed until May 1, 2020. Eligibility period have been […]

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IMGs Fighting Covid-19

Posted March 30th, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

Interesting article about the dedication of IMGs and their willingness to be on the frontlines to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In the article, Dr. William […]

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Avoiding Match Violations

Posted March 29th, 2020 by .

Categories: NRMP.

Great article that directly quotes Ally Anderson, the Director of Match Policy at the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). When medical students and residents receive a letter regarding investigations into […]

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Pennsylvania Licensing Changes Due to COVID-19

Posted March 29th, 2020 by .

Categories: Healthcare Litigation.

To permit additional healthcare professionals the opportunity to assist Pennsylvanians in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Wolf announced various changes and the temporary suspension of certain licensing and renewal […]

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USMLE Step 1 moving to Pass/Fail

Posted March 24th, 2020 by .

Categories: USMLE.

Today, the USMLE Program announced that it’s recent decision to grade the USMLE Step 1 Examination on a pass/fail basis will not be “moved up” to a date earlier than […]

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Highest IMG Match Rate in 30 Years

Posted March 23rd, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG.

The NRMP has reported that more than 7,000(!) IMGs obtain first-year residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical education. Per ECFMG, this is the highest IMG match rate in […]

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