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Ben Ambrose accepted a special invitation to present at Riga Stradins University in the Latvian capital. This was to update students about the opportunity for developing their medical careers in the USA. This presentation is part of our ongoing commitment to all students (not just those from Medical Doorway) who are looking to advance their careers.
This presentation focused on preparation for the United States Medical Licencing Exams (USMLE). The employment situation in the USA presents a real opportunity for European medical graduates. In 2019, over four-thousand non-US international medical graduates will be commencing posts in US hospitals. In addition, a quarter of medical positions are now staffed by international graduates.
Ben started the presentation by providing an overall context of the current employment situation in the USA. He also laid out the steps required to apply for ECFMG certification. Each of the USMLE steps were discussed and data showed the points students need to achieve to increase the chances of securing the top residencies. The need to plan and prepare well in advance of the exams was the take home message of the day. The USMLE questioning style has evolved over the years and students were able to see current sample questions. This reinforced the point that preparation for exam technique is just as important as ensuring a sound knowledge base.
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