Every medical school graduate in the U.S. must undergo a mandatory residency program to be qualified to work as a certified full-time doctor. During their residency, the medical graduates work in various capacities within natural hospital settings.
The residency is a precious period in the life of a physician. This is when budding physician gets to apply their skills and knowledge (learned during medical school) to real-world situations.
They are often made to work in a high-stress hospital environment, and this helps them develop several soft skills (problem-solving, people skills, quick and creative thinking, time management, the value of teamwork, etc.) that are expected of a competent, well-rounded, and emotionally stable physician.
As such, matching medical graduates to appropriate residency programs is crucial to the health ecosystem of a country.
Residents Medical Group & Residents Medical Consultancy
Residents Medical Consultancy, a sub-division of Residents Medical Group, was created with the mission to create and support new residency programs at hospitals around the United States. This creates more residency opportunities for recent medical school graduates – and ultimately reduces the medical residency bottleneck affecting the healthcare industry.
Chaired by Dr. Michael Everest, well-known in the United States medical industry for his contribution to enhancing the quality of graduate medical education (GME) in the country, Residents Medical Consultancy has earned the distinction of being one of the only medical residency consultancy programs in the United States.
Thanks to its vast network of affiliations with top medical institutions and teaching hospitals in the country and its thorough internal assessment, admission procedure, and preparatory programs designed for the residency seekers, Residents Medical has been able to provide perfect residency matches, both for medical graduates and hospitals, year after year.
The two divisions of Residents Medical Group work hand-in-hand – the Consultancy side of the business creates more opportunities for residents to gain the necessary experience. The Residents Medical flagship helps place graduate students not just in these newly-created programs but into already-established teaching hospitals around the country.
Residents’ Medical Pathways to Dream Residency
Residents Medical’s journey to integrate a medical school graduate into an appropriate residency program begins with its thorough evaluation program of each candidate. The evaluation is done based on the candidate’s USMLE score, their present level of experience and skills, and future goals and ambitions.
Pathways to Placement
Clinical to Residency
According to the Residents Medical’s evaluation criteria, this pathway is created for the best candidates. The ‘Clinical to Residency’ pathway is reserved for candidates who are deemed fit to enter right away into a residency program of their choice at one of the top medical institutions in the country.
The internal Acceptance Committee of Residents Medical has the sole right to decide who is eligible for this particular pathway.
Research to Residency
This pathway is designed for research-oriented students, i.e., those who want to further their careers in advanced medical research. This pathway integrates applicants with the proper credentials to Residents Medical’s exclusive paid-research fellowship programs.
The latter is conducted exclusively at ACGME Accredited teaching hospitals. The research fellows can begin their residency program after their paid-research tenures.
Extended Medical Externship to Residency
According to the Residents Medical Acceptance Committee, this pathway is created for applicants who need further clinical expertise to get accepted at their dream residency.
Graduates under this program get to bolster their CVs by joining an intense 9-12 months externship at an ACGME accredited hospital whereby they can dramatically improve their clinical expertise and, accordingly, the chances of getting approved by the residency of their choice.
Unaccredited PGY-1 to Residency
According to this pathway, applicants are positioned within a residency program of a university-based teaching hospital. During the 12-month tenure of the program, the candidates work as part of the residency team and under the direct mentorship and guidance of the Program Director of the residency in question.
The candidates in this pathway are also made to imitate a PGY-1 curriculum (hence the name), including taking the Internal Medicine In-Training Exam (ITE). Evidence-based, objective data judge a candidate’s performance at the end of the tenure.
Similar to the Extended Externship pathway, the hands-on clinical experience received through this program prepares a candidate for their residency interview and boosts their chances of getting accepted at a residency of their choice.
These thorough and elaborate residency-matching programs created by the Residents Medical Group go a long way toward ensuring the existence of a robust and vigorous health ecosystem in the country.
As published in a recent personal note by the Residents Medical Consultancy CEO, Dr. Michael Everest, proper residency matching plays an integral part in developing health systems. Once the suitable candidates are integrated into residency programs that fit with the candidate’s profiles, credentials, and ambitions, the medical graduates and the hospital residency programs benefit from this process. And this eventually leads to better patient outcomes via systematic and structural improvements.
The Everest Foundation and Its Contribution to Graduate Medical Education
[Alt Text: A picture of a medical researcher working on medical research in a lab sponsored by The Everest Foundation.]
The Everest Foundation, a non-profit supervised by Dr. Michael Everest and his wife Agata Everest, has made considerable contributions in the field of GME and advanced medical research in the country in the last decade.
The endeavors of the Everest Foundation are directly inspired by the vision of the late Dr. Edwin Everest, father of Michael Everest. Dr. Edwin firmly believed that a robust GME system is integral to the betterment of society.
Dr. Michael Everest confirms that the values instilled in him by his father have led him to devote himself passionately to the cause of graduate medical education in the country.
Through its significant funding efforts, the organization already has affiliations with many eminent medical schools in the country. In addition, it must also be noted that the Everest Foundation always keeps a close eye on advanced medical research in the country and has already funded many significant and groundbreaking research endeavors in this field.
To cite a most recent example, the Everest Foundation has sponsored Dr. Fecowycz’s outstanding research on opioid abuse in the elderly at Larkin University, FL.
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