US Residency Match



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Comprehensive Residency MatchMentorshipProgram

Our Residency Match Mentorship Program is designed to guide you through every step of the residency and fellowship application process, ensuring you have the best chance of success.

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Success in the residency match process requires and the right SUPPORT.

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This image showcases a successful match into a Cardiology fellowship. The journey depicted in the image includes completing an MD, followed by 3 years of residency in Internal Medicine, culminating in a match into a specialized Cardiology fellowship.
This image showcases a successful match into a Cardiology fellowship. The journey depicted in the image includes completing an MD, followed by 3 years of residency in Internal Medicine, culminating in a match into a specialized Cardiology fellowship.

Your Pathway to Success

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Residency Match Success Rates
Without Divine
38% Match Success Rate
With Divine
95% Match Success Rate

Factors Influencing Residency Match Success

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Is USMLE Scores Alone enough?

Short Answer : NO


While high USMLE scores are a critical factor in securing a residency match, they are not the only consideration. Several other factors can influence the chances of matching into a residency program, especially for international students.

Here are some common reasons why high USMLE scores alone may not guarantee a residency match:

  • Importance

    US clinical experience is highly valued by residency programs as it demonstrates familiarity with the US healthcare system and patient care standards.

  • Challenge

    IMGs often face difficulties in securing USCE, which can put them at a disadvantage compared to US medical graduates.

  • US vs. Home Country

    Residency programs prefer strong letters of recommendation from US physicians. Letters from home country physicians do not carry the same weight.

  • US Doctor

    The quality and profile of the LOR writer significantly impact the weightage of your US residency application.

  • Quality

    The quality and specificity of the LoRs can significantly impact the application. Generic or poorly written LoRs are less effective.

  • Interviews

    Residency interviews are critical, and performance during interviews heavily influences the ranking decisions. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • Cultural Competence

    Demonstrating an understanding of and adaptability to the cultural norms in the US healthcare system is important.

  • Personal Statement

    A compelling and well-written personal statement that highlights unique experiences and motivations can set an applicant apart.

  • CV

    A well-rounded CV with diverse experiences, research, volunteer activities, and leadership roles is highly valued.

  • Competitiveness

    Some specialties are more competitive than others. IMGs often have higher match rates in less competitive specialties such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.

  • Fit

    Matching the specialty choice with the applicant’s experiences and interests is crucial.

  • Contacts

    Building professional relationships and networking with program directors, residents, and faculty can provide valuable opportunities and referrals.

  • Leveraging Networking Opportunities

    Networking effectively can open doors to important opportunities and referrals. Engaging in professional events, conferences, and clinical rotations can help you make meaningful connections that enhance your residency prospects.

  • IMG-Friendly Programs

    Applying to programs known to be IMG-friendly increases the chances of matching.

  • Location

    Programs in certain geographic locations may have fewer IMGs or be more selective.

  • Research Experience

    Active involvement in research projects demonstrates your commitment to the medical field and can significantly strengthen your application. It shows your ability to contribute to academic and clinical advancements.

  • Academic Publications

    Having publications in reputable journals highlights your expertise and dedication. Publications can make your application stand out, especially for academic-oriented residency programs, by showcasing your ability to produce meaningful and impactful work.

  • Sponsorship

    Some programs may be reluctant to sponsor visas (J-1 or H-1B), limiting the opportunities for IMGs.

  • Documentation

    Ensuring all visa-related documentation is accurate and timely is essential.

  • Recency

    More recent graduates are often preferred, as they are perceived to be more up-to-date with current medical practices.

  • Gap Years

    Unexplained gaps in medical education or practice can be a red flag for programs.

Why Choose Divine’s Residency Match Mentorship Program

Securing a residency match involves much more than just achieving high USMLE scores. Numerous factors come into play, each critical to your success. Recognizing these complexities, Divine has developed the Residency Match Mentorship Program to provide holistic support to International Students.

Addressing All Critical Factors

Our mentorship program is designed to enhance your chances of success by focusing on multiple key areas, including:

How Divine's Program Increases
Your Residency Match Success

Innovative Approach to Boosting Your Chances

Our comprehensive Residency Match Mentorship Program is designed to address all critical factors influencing your residency match success. Here’s how our program enhances each parameter and significantly boosts your chances:

Mentorship Program Impact
ParameterWeightagePotential Increase with Mentorship ProgramDescription
USMLE Sores35%High (20-30%)Personalized study plans and expert-recommended resources improve exam performance.
Letters of Recommendation20%High (25-30%)Strategies for obtaining strong, impactful letters from reputable US physicians.
Clinical Experience (USCE)15%High (30-40%)Guidance on obtaining US clinical experience, including observerships and externships.
Interview Skills10%High (20-30%)Intensive mock interviews and feedback sessions improve performance.
CV and Personal Statement Quality10%High (25-35%)Professional templates and personalized assistance enhance application quality.
Networking and Contacts5%Moderate (15-20%)Access to alumni advisors and webinars with experts enhances networking.
Visa Status and Navigation3%High (20-30%)Guidance on visa requirements and application processes for IMGs.
Geographic Preferences2%Moderate (10-15%)Advice on selecting programs in IMG-friendly locations increases match chances.

Program Highlights

  • Detailed analysis of match statistics for IMGs
  • Assistance with securing US Clinical Experience (USCE)
  • Access to networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Understanding residency program requirements
  • Guidance on navigating visa considerations
  • Enhancing cultural competence and communication skills
  • Financial planning for the application process
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Strategies for managing stress and maintaining well-being
  • Exploring alternative pathways and career options

  • Expert guidance on USMLE preparation
  • Strategic planning for clinical rotations

  • Comprehensive ERAS application assistance
  • Strategies for obtaining strong letters of recommendation
  • Support with NRMP registration

  • Personalized residency program selection
  • Intensive interview preparation
  • Effective rank order list creation

  • In-depth fellowship exploration
  • Tailored fellowship application support
  • Guidance on selecting the right sub-specialty

  • Preparation for board certification exams
  • Career planning and job search strategies

Advantages of Taking Up Mentorship Program

End-To-End Guidance

Receive end-to-end support throughout the entire residency and fellowship application process.

Personalized Strategy

Tailored advice and action plans based on your unique profile and goals.

Expert Insights

Gain insights and tips from experienced doctors who have successfully navigated the path.

Professional Network

Build connections with program directors and coordinators through guided networking strategies.

Focused Preparation

Intensive interview practice and feedback to ensure you are well-prepared for residency interviews.

Ongoing Support

Continuous guidance and support via strategy calls and email communication.

Comprehensive Benefits

Support Throughout Your Medical Journey
  • Holistic Guidance

    Receive end-to-end support, from medical school preparation to residency and fellowship applications, ensuring every step of your journey is covered.

  • Dedicated Mentorship

    Work with experienced mentors who provide personalized advice, motivation, and guidance tailored to your specific needs and goals.

  • Professional Development

    Engage in continuous professional development with access to resources, workshops, and training that keep you ahead in your medical career.

  • Networking Power

    Learn to build and Leverage an extensive network of medical professionals, residency program directors, and alumni to open doors to exclusive opportunities.

Enhanced Career Opportunities
Confidence and Preparedness
  • Intensive Preparation

    Prepare thoroughly for every aspect of the application process with in-depth interview practice, feedback sessions, and comprehensive USMLE preparation.

  • Stress Management

    Learn effective strategies to manage the stress and challenges of the residency application process, ensuring you remain focused and resilient.

  • IMG-Specific Resources

    Access tailored resources and mentorship designed specifically for International Medical Graduates, including visa guidance and US clinical experience opportunities.

  • Cultural Competence

    Develop the cultural competence and communication skills needed to succeed in the diverse US healthcare environment.

Strategic Advantage

Core Features

Exclusive Resources and Recommendations

Study Guides

Receive expert recommendations on the best study guides and materials for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, curated to optimize your learning and exam performance.

ERAS Application Templates

Utilize professional templates and samples for crafting standout ERAS applications, including personal statements and CVs.

Mock Interview Sessions

Participate in mock interview sessions with feedback from experienced physicians to hone your interview skills and boost your confidence.

Personalized Strategy Development

One-on-One Strategy Sessions

Schedule regular strategy sessions with your mentor to develop a personalized action plan tailored to your career goals and application timeline.

Continuous Progress Tracking

Benefit from continuous progress tracking and feedback to ensure you stay on track and make informed adjustments to your strategy as needed.

Additional Features

Cost Management

Receive guidance on managing the costs associated with the residency application process, including application fees, travel expenses, and exam costs.

Webinars with Experts

Join interactive webinars featuring guest speakers, including residency program directors and successful alumni sharing their insights and experiences.

Access to Alumni Advisors

Alumni Mentorship

Receive advice and insights from a dedicated set of alumni who have successfully navigated the residency match process, providing real-world guidance and support.

Mentorship Matching

Get matched with mentors who share your specialty interests and career goals, ensuring relevant and impactful guidance.

How does it work?

Year 1 - 2

USMLEPreparationand Study Strategies

  • Focused Strategy Calls

    Receive personalized strategy calls before each USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. These calls provide strategic insights, personalized advice, and a clear action plan.

  • Dedicated Email Support

    Email support during the 4 years of MD for ongoing guidance and support.

  • Exclusive Materials & Resources

    Access a curated collection of study materials, practice exams, webinars, and insider tips from doctors who have successfully navigated the path.

Year 3 - 4

Clinical Rotations, Networking, andResidencyApplication

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  • Stand Out in a Competitive Applicant Pool

    Highlight unique aspects of your background, craft a compelling personal statement, and ensure your CV and application are professionally formatted.

  • Interview Preparation

    Prepare for residency interview questions, participate in mock interviews, and use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your answers.

  • Strategic Program Selection

    Apply to programs likely to accept your profile, and utilize our research to identify hospitals that match your qualifications.

  • Increase Interview Invitations

    Use follow-up emails and thank you notes, attend residency fairs and conferences, and update programs on significant application changes.

  • Networking with Leadership

    Reach out to program directors and coordinators, and leverage professional networks.

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  • Personalized CV and Personal Statement Assistance

    Receive personalized help to curate your CV and personal statement, ensuring they reflect your strengths and stand out to program directors.

  • Securing Observerships

    Learn how to find and secure observerships and understand what program directors look for in observers.

Ready to Transform Your Medical Career?

Don’t miss the opportunity to receive comprehensive mentorship from practicing U.S. doctors and maximize your chances of success.

Ready to Transform Your Medical Career?

Don’t miss the opportunity to receive comprehensive mentorship from practicing U.S. doctors and maximize your chances of success.

Exclusive Launch Offer

Secure upto 20% discount on mentorship programs when you enroll along with your friends & classmates.