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IMG Residency Matching Strategy Session

IMG Residency Matching

As an International Medical Graduate (IMG), you have complete your training, either medical school or postgraduate residency outside of Canada or the United states. Navigating your way through medical licensing and medical certification can be extremely challenging, requiring a significant time investment and comprehensive understanding of the numerous steps involved.

Our MedApplications™ IMG Residency strategy session is intended to walk you through the entire process of residency matching in Canada (CaRMS) or the United States (ERAS). We carefully assess your current medical school applicant profile, medical transcripts, licensing exams and letters of reference.


For many foreign medical students and residents there is a significant amount of work and planning required to be eligible to apply to a Canadian residency or an American residency. We guide you through the entire process, tell you where to do clinical electives, help with medical observerships, select letters of reference and guide you through all of the medical licensing exams, including the NAC-OSCE (NAC Examination).

Our medical experts are practicing physicians in Canada and the United States, specializing in IMG CaRMS and IMG ERAS matching. Only the most suitable candidates are selected based on the following:

  • Obtaining good scores on your Medical Council of Canada or United States Medical Licensing exams;
  • Professional practice experience;
  • Past performance in medical school;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills;
    Reference letters;
  • Complete and professional CaRMS and ERAS application; and
  • Your interview (if selected).

IMG Residency Strategy Session

Our IMG residency matching strategy session Is Intended to Focus On The Following Core Topics:

Review of IMG Residency Matching Rates for North America

Review of IMG Approach to Medical Residency

Detailed review of ERAS and CaRMS application requirements

ERAS and CaRMS clinical electives and observerships planning

Detailed review of ERAS and CaRMS specific CV/Resume

Detailed review of Medical Student Performance Records and Transcripts

Review of USMLE, MCCQ, MCCEE and NAC-OSCE Performance

What’s Included

Features included with our CV/Resume Review:

Live Residency Matching Consultation with Medical Doctor (60 Minutes)

Detailed Summary of CaRMS and ERAS Residency Matching

List of ERAS and CaRMS Electives

Brainstorm ERAS and CaRMS Letters of Recommendation

Detailed review of American Licensing Examinations (USMLE 1, USMLE 2CK & 2CS) and Canadian Licensing Exams (MCCQ, MCCEE)

Review of NAC Examination (NAC-OSCE) Performance

Review of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

MedApplications Residency Matching Guarantee*


  • Step 1: Live Consultation: Brainstorming Session with Medical Advisor

    • Comprehensive Review of ERAS and CaRMS Programs
    • Comprehensive Review of IMG Match Rates
    • Detailed Review of IMG Clinical Electives and Observerships
    • Comprehensive Review of Leadership and Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Step 2: IMG Candidate Profile Review

    • Comprehensive Review of Extra-Curriculars, Volunteer, Research and Letters of Recommendation
    • Review of Medical Student Performance Record, Evaluation Forms and Medical School Transcripts
  • Step 3: ERAS and CaRMS Strategy

    • As an IMG, work with your medical consultant to develop a successful residency matching strategy.
    • We help you target specific residency programs and specialties in Canada and the United States
    • Establish timeline for ERAS and CaRMS applications, licensing exams and matching strategy
  • Step 4: Medical Competencies

    • Review current CV and Resume profile for even distribution of medical competencies
    • Strategically seek out Research and Volunteer positions to round out ERAS and CaRMS candidate Profile
  • Step 5: CASPer Test for IMGs

    • Learn about the CASPer assessment test for IMGs
    • Plan preparation for CASPer and IMG applications
    • Review experiences related to CASPer
    • Work with Specialized CASPer doctors


eras residency match timeline

MedApplications™ specializes in Medical School Applications, Interviews, CASPer® and Residency Matching. Timelines vary from 2-14 business days depending on service or guarantee.

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