Week-Long Summit for IMGs & FMGs: June 28th – July 2nd, 2021

  • /Reviewed by: Amy Rontal, MD
  • Matching into a U.S. residency has always had its unique set of hurdles for international medical graduates. But throw a pandemic and the USMLE Step 1 2022 pass/fail change into the mix, and the whole process can feel even more challenging than before.

    Good news: We created a week-long summit for IMGs and FMGs to address the most urgent questions we’ve been getting on this front, including:


    • When should I take my USMLEs given the pass/fail change?
    • How has the testing environment changed for IMGs?
    • What about gap years? How can I optimize the year in between match cycles if I don’t match?
    • How can I be competitive in terms of clerkships as an IMG?
    • Do you have any tips for how to obtain great letters of recommendation?
    • What qualities can give you the edge during residency applications as an IMG?
    • Any tips for my residency interviews?

    A team of our experienced medical tutors and residency consultants — who regularly guide IMGs and FMGs through these processes — fielded these questions and more during our International Student Week-Long Summit, from June 28th to July 2nd, 2021.

    Check out the week’s content below!

    Thank you all for your participation throughout the summit! We covered a broad range of topics, and sincerely hope we helped alleviate some anxiety while providing you with practical tips and tools for you to put to work.

    Monday, June 28th — Watch Webinar — Going Pass/Fail: Planning the Timing of Your USMLEs

    Tuesday, June 29th — Video Tutorial — Let’s Talk About Gap Years — How to make the most of a year in between match cycles.

    Wednesday, June 30th — Video Tutorial — Should You Take Your Exam or Postpone?

    Thursday, July 1st — Watch Webinar — How to be Competitive on Your Clerkships & Residency Application

    Friday, July 2nd — Watch Webinar — Optimize Your Residency Application: Live Question & Answer Session


    Ready to work with one of our experienced medical tutors and/or residency consultants to set your application up to shine? Schedule your free phone consult to be matched with your expert guide!