How To Make It In America – Video Course

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of moving your medical career to the U.S., this is the course for you. We’re going to teach you everything there is to know about completing that journey successfully, from A-Z.

Overview

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of moving your medical career to the U.S., this is the course for you. We’re going to teach you everything there is to know about completing that journey successfully, from A-Z.

We don’t assume any prior knowledge or expect you to fill in gaps in the course with your own research. We believe this is the most thorough start to finish, all-in-one guide to the residency application process that exists. We’ve helped IMGs match into programs in the U.S. for 4 years. Now it’s your turn. Let’s get started.

Our flagship How To Make It In America course teaches you everything you need to know about the process, from the very beginning when you’re considering if it’s the right move for you, all the way through studying for the USMLEs, clinical electives, letters of recommendation, ‘The Match’, and even visas and immigration. We’ve got you covered. Our course is also dynamic – we’re always adding new videos to keep up to date with the ever-changing landscape IMGs have to deal with. And the best part – once you have access, it lasts for life. Check out our free videos.

Our lead instructor, Dr. Syed, is an IMG from the UK who matched into a highly competitive Dermatology residency program in Manhattan. He and our other instructors will share key insights from their own experiences of the entire journey to help you achieve your dream match. 

Syllabus

Introduction

Let’s get to know each other

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Intro

⇒ 4 mins

Abut Usama

⇒ 6 mins

Pros and Cons

Is moving your medical career to the US right for you? Let’s discuss the pros and cons!

Why America
⇒ 4 mins
Pros - Money
⇒ 21 mins
Salary Specifics
⇒ 17 mins
Salary During Residency
⇒ 2 mins
Pros - Quality of Training
⇒ 27 mins
Pros - Experiencing Something New (Usama)
⇒ 12 mins
Pros - Experiencing Something New (Shrin)
⇒ 13 mins
Cons - Extra Exams
⇒ 12 mins
Cons - Expensive
⇒ 5 mins
Cost of Applying to Residency - Breakdown
⇒ 15 mins
Cons - Uncertainty
⇒ 7 mins
Cons - Politics
⇒ 7 mins
Cons - Work-life balance
⇒ 13 mins
Cons - Private Healthcare system
⇒ 13 mins

Day in the life

What is it like to be a resident in the US? We walk you through a typical day in the life of an internal medicine resident to give you a clear idea.

Inpatient Team Structure
⇒ 9 mins
Non-Call Day
⇒ 13 mins
On-Call Day
⇒ 4 mins
Night Float
⇒ 3 mins
Units, Blocks, Electives
⇒ 5 mins
Vacations
⇒ 3 mins
*New* Day in the Life - Radiology Resident
⇒ 25 mins

Making an Application Timeline

So you’ve decided you want to do this. Now what? It’s time to make your overall application timeline, because this is what will help you plan out your next few years!

Overview of the Application Timeline
⇒ 4 mins
Your Application Timeline
⇒ 7 mins

ECFMG Registration

Time to get into the nitty gritty! What is ECFMG and how do you register with them?

ECFMG Registration
⇒ 5 mins

USMLE Step 1

It’s the elephant in the room… we’ve all heard about the USMLE Step 1 exam. But get ready to understand all things Step 1 like never before!

Booking the Step 1
⇒ 13 mins
Overview of Step 1
⇒ 6 mins
What is a "Good Score"?
⇒ 12 mins
Benefits of a High Step 1 Score
⇒ 9 mins
Content of Step 1
⇒ 4 mins
When to Take Step 1
⇒ 11 mins
How Long Does It Take to Prepare?
⇒ 9 mins
Do You Need to Attend a Step 1 Course?
⇒ 7 mins
Recommended Resources - Overview
⇒ 2 mins
First Aid for USMLE Step 1
⇒ 11 mins
Pathoma
⇒ 10 mins
BRS Physiology
⇒ 4 mins
Microbiology
⇒ 5 mins
Sketchy Micro
⇒ 8 mins
Other Specialty Specific Study Resources
⇒ 3 mins
Introduction to Question Banks
⇒ 7 mins
Which Question Bank?
⇒ 3 mins
UWorld
⇒ 22 mins
UWorld Score Curve
⇒ 5 mins
UWorld Average Scores
⇒ 3 mins
Kaplan Qbank
⇒ 7 mins
USMLE Rx Qmax
⇒ 4 mins
Qbanks Summary
⇒ 8 mins
NBMEs
⇒ 10 mins
My Revision Timeline - Usama
⇒ 19 mins
Test Day Tips
⇒ 13 mins
Step 1 Score Change (2020 Update)
⇒ 7 mins

USMLE Step 2 CS

It wouldn’t be a medical school exam without some simulated patients! Let’s talk about the USMLE clinical skills exam.

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Intro to Step 2 Overall
⇒ 1 min
Intro to the CS
⇒ 5 mins
Booking the CS
⇒ 4 mins
How to Prepare for the CS
⇒ 6 mins
The Patient Encounter - Before You Enter + In The Room
⇒ 13 mins
The Patient Encounter - The Telephone Call
⇒ 3 mins
The Patient Encounter - The Patient Note
⇒ 15 mins
How they Mark the Step 2 CS
⇒ 3 mins
Step 2 CS - On the Day
⇒ 7 mins

USMLE Step 2 CK

Time for the next step! And we’re back to our multiple choice questions with the USMLE Clinical Knowledge exam.

Step 2 CK Intro
⇒ 4 mins
How Long Do I Need for Step 2 CK?
⇒ 2 mins
Step 2 CK Recommended Resources
⇒ 4 mins
Step 2 CK Summary
⇒ 2 mins
Step 2 CK - Increased Importance (2020 Update)
⇒ 3 mins

ECFMG Certification

What does it mean to be ‘ECFMG certified’? We explain here.

ECFMG Certification
⇒ 3 mins

USMLE Step 3

Oh did you think you were done with Step exams…? Not quite! There’s still a little bit more USMLE fun left to look forward to.

Step 3 Overview
⇒ 3 mins
When To Sit the Step 3 Exam
⇒ 4 mins
Step 3 Exam - Day One
⇒ 3 mins
Step 3 Exam - Day Two
⇒ 10 mins
How to Approach a CCS
⇒ 16 mins
How To Prepare For The Step 3 Exam
⇒ 8 mins

Electives

Most of us in medical school have heard the word ‘electives’ before, but how are these different when you’re planning to apply for residency training in the US? Here, we talk through the different types of elective, how to get them, and how to make the most of them!

Importance of Electives
⇒ 4 mins
Types of Elective
⇒ 11 mins
How to Find Electives
⇒ 8 mins
Picking the Right Elective
⇒ 15 mins
My Elective Experience - Shirin
⇒ 27 mins
My Elective Experience - Usama
⇒ 13 mins

Letters of Recommendation

What are these? How do they get included in your application? Who should write them for you and how to you get a strong one? We explain it all here.

What is a LOR?
⇒ 5 mins
When To Ask For a LOR
⇒ 7 mins
What Makes a Good LOR?
⇒ 8 mins
How Many LORs Do I Need?
⇒ 4 mins
Summary of LORs
⇒ 3 mins

The Match

This is what it’s all been building up to. ‘The Match’ is the application system through which you will be applying for residency programs. In this section, we talk you through the different components of the application, the interview process, and finally making and submitting your rank list.

Introduction to "The Match"
⇒ 11 mins
Biographical Information
⇒ 5 mins
Experiences
⇒ 3 mins
Publications
⇒ 5 mins
*New* Do extra degrees help IMGs match?
⇒ 16 mins
Hobbies
⇒ 2 mins
MSPEs - Dean's Letter
⇒ 3 mins
Personal Statement
⇒ 7 mins
Uploading your LORs
⇒ 3 mins
Applying to Programs
⇒ 13 mins
When Do You Hear Back?
⇒ 5 mins
ERAS Filters
⇒ 4 mins
Interview Rejections
⇒ 3 mins
Interview Callbacks
⇒ 3 mins
How Many Interviews Should I Attend?
⇒ 2 mins
Pre-Interview Socials
⇒ 4 mins
Flights and Accommodation
⇒ 3 mins
Interview Day
⇒ 5 mins
Questions To Ask On The Day
⇒ 6 mins
Post-Interview Communication
⇒ 3 mins
Rank List
⇒ 8 mins
Couples Matching
⇒ 5 mins
Submitting Your Rank List
⇒ 4 mins
Match Week
⇒ 7 mins

Visas and Immigration

For most of us international medical graduates, the visas and immigration related issues are another confusing path we have to navigate. In this section, we talk you through the two most common visa types, and which one we recommend trying to get.

Visas & Immigration
⇒ 2 mins
Visas - Overview
⇒ 4 mins
H1b vs J1 Visa
⇒ 10 mins
Green Card
⇒ 7 mins

Conclusion

We’ve come to the end of the road!

Conclusion
⇒ 5 mins

Program Director Interview Series

Dr. Salvatore Cilmi: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Internal Medicine
⇒ 19 mins
Dr. Jatin Vyas: Massachussetts General Hospital (Harvard) - Internal Medicine
⇒ 25 mins

Bonus Segments

Not essential viewing, but why not join us for some casual discussions that you might find interesting?

Life As A Creator
⇒ 11 mins
Nando's Lunch Chat
⇒ 35 mins
Can You Move From the USA Back to the UK?
⇒ 5 mins

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
  • Decide whether moving to America is the right career decision for you
  • Understand what it is like to be a resident in the US
  • Understand the application process and ECFMG registration
  • Understand how to revise for each step of the USMLE
  • How to apply and make the most of the electives
  • Learn about visas and immigration and how to secure a Match

Why This Course

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Study online, anywhere, anytime

Can watch on your phone, IPad, computer anytime

Structured course

Precise, detailed information with a clear structure

Written by Successful Applicants

Written by doctors who have got offers from prestigious hospital in the USA

Liberty Medics
Course Author
This course was created by Liberty Medics. This is a group of 3 doctors, including Dr Usama Syed, a dermatologist resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Dr Shirin Ahmed, working at New York and Dr Ali Abdaal, a junior doctor in England with over 2 million YouTube subscribers.
Feedback

“The course was extremely beneficial and truly made me consider the US residency pathway. It covered all aspects of residency application, USMLE, Visa, ECFMG, Match, electives etc. relevant to an IMG applying to the US and through the perspective of Dr. Syed… I highly recommend to anyone considering pursuing this pathway!”

Abhiyan Bhandari

” Well-organised, succinct, in-depth and well-run – the course gave me the ability to make an informed choice on pursuing a move to America.”

James Booker

” Really well put together and comprehensive course, would advise anybody who is thinking of, or anywhere down the process of, doing their USMLEs to go on this course. It’s a great walk-through and guide for what it takes to get ready for the exams and helps really breakdown how to prep for step 1, the timelines to work to and the exact costs that it will all take.”

Gurpreet Johal

” The course was excellent and fairly priced, a great way to learn all the information you need to make a transition to US residency. Would definitely recommend to anyone seeking to practice in the states.”

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