Vital Signs

October 2014 

ERAS Update
USMLE News
NRMP News
HOST Program - Student Registration Open
Interview Prep - Tips

 

MSPE Update

MSPE (Dean's Letters) were transmitted via ERAS, MODS, or SF Match October 1st.

Any changes made to your letter were uploaded and replaced any previous versions. When programs select your letter, only the current version is available.



 

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ERAS UPDATE

 

 

 

 

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bulletTarget Deadline was 9-15-14.

If you have not certified and submitted your ERAS application, please do this as soon as possible.

bulletUse the Applicant Document Tracking System (ADTS) on the ERAS web site to track the progress of your electronic applications.

bulletFor more information on all of the above please refer to the September '14 Vital Signs Update. If you have not read it, please do as there was a lot of information regarding ERAS deadlines, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.

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Class Histogram

 

In keeping with the AAMC guidelines, included with the MSPE is the histogram showing the Class of 2015 clerkship grade distribution (4-weeks or longer) independent of when the clerkship was taken. A copy of this class histogram is available in Student Affairs should you wish to see it.
  Go to the NBME web site   USMLE NEWS

The National Board of Medical Examiners has begun transmitting USMLE transcripts. Step 2 results should be transmitted the day after you receive your score. To manually transmit your scores, go to the "My Documents" section of ERAS, select USMLE, and follow the instructions.

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70% of the class has fully or partially registered with the NRMP at this point. If you are among those who have not, please take a minute and do this promptly! The deadline is November 30. There are several functions that must be completed by the Dean's Office, and these cannot be started until the entire fourth year class has registered or confirming that specific individuals are verified as not a graduate of the class of 2015. You will not need to utilize this site again until it's time to enter your Rank Order List.

If you are not going to enter the Match this year and are a member of the 4th year class, please let us know so we can remove you from the official list of participants.

If you cannot take your USMLE Step 2 CK and CS exams by December 30th you will be classified as eligible for August graduation. Only students on the list for May graduation can participate in the NRMP match.

NRMP (202/828-0676)

Smartphone APP from the NRMP

The Match Program Rating and Interview Scheduling Manager, PRISM, is a free downloadable smartphone APP from the NRMP® that allows applicants to track and organize programs during the interview process and develop program ratings that can be used to generate a rank order list in the R3® system. Although the APP doesn't connect to the R3 system, it's a handy reference tool throughout the matching process. For more detailed information, click here.

The APP is available for download now in the Apple Store. The Android version will be released later this year.


NRMP Help Desk 202-400-2233, 1-866-653-NRMP (6767), email at support@nrmp.org.

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 HOST Program -- sponsored by Med Alumni

Consider staying with U.Va. medical alumni hosts during your residency interviews!

Keep the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s Host Program in mind as you start to receive your residency interview schedule. The Host Program is a great opportunity for you to connect with UVA medical alumni and former housestaff who are offering such things as free accommodations, meals, transportation and information on residency programs while you are traveling to their hometown for your interviews. If you would like to take advantage of this program, complete the online Student Registration Form. If you have any questions about the program check out the FAQs page or contact Ashley Vevoda, aev4sj@virginia.edu

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 Interview Prep - Tips

Review the March Vital Signs for helps tips about the interview.

Also check out the overview from the AMA which helps to prepare you for your residency interview. Practice with friends -- then you could ask your advisor if they would do a mock interview with you.

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