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Old 03-09-2016
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Why Does One Match?

Every year thousands of doctors apply for a limited number of residency positions. Why does one applicant match while another falls short? Is success or failure explained through test scores? This cannot be the entire explanation. If it were, programs would avoid the time and costs required to review personal statements or conduct interviews and they would merely rank applicants according to their performance on USMLE exams.

Why Does One Match?

An exact formula does not exist. Believe it or not this is a good thing. This allows the ambitious applicant with a compelling story to overcome mediocre scores. This allows an applicant with limited U.S. clinical experience to display their medical acumen through other means. This allows an applicant to present themselves as a complicated, versatile human being and not as a simple number.

Why Does One Match?

A strong application and candidacy is a work of art. It is emotional intelligence, academic achievements, and clinical prowess combined into a beautiful picture of a physician ready to perform at the next level.

A personal statement is a diverse, breathing organism which comes to life in the mind of the reader just like an interview is a performance highlighting the best qualities of a future resident.

Since 2010 IMG Angel has empowered applicants to achieve their dreams. This is because we understand the spirit of the application process. Our success in empowering applicants to Match has grown every year over the last six years even in the face of intense competition and overwhelming odds.

If you are looking to thrive during one of the most challenging and exciting times of your journey, then you have found your partner at IMG Angel.

Start the conversation today by e-mailing info@imgangel.com or call or text 1.336.682.6702.

Never let circumstances tell you that you are not extraordinary.
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Helpful, thanks!
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Thanks, Shibumi. My wife (IMG from Colombia) and I started this company six years ago after I worked with her to improve her application documents and interview approach. I think IMG's are some of the world's most talented people, but they need help navigating the U.S. system and describing their story in a way that captures the attention of those in the position to offer residency positions. We began with a few clients in 2010 and each year our practice has grown. My favorite part is learning the story of each applicant as everyone has a unique and compelling narrative. The most challenging (yet rewarding) aspect is discovering what it is that drives each individual. That is usually the hook that steals the attention of the reader.

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thank you for sharing, very helpful
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Hi IMG_in_Cali,

Thank you for your message. On a personal note my wife is from Cali, Colombia. We met in DC when she was studying for the Steps. She is actually the motivation for IMG Angel! I am not sure if the "Cali" in your name represents Cali, Colombia, but I figured I would share.

If you are interested we are happy to provide a sample introduction to your personal statement free of charge so that you may experience how we would approach writing your own story. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss further. Best of luck!

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Default Re: "Write Like You Talk"

Below is a link to an interesting article that advocates writing like you talk to a friend or colleague. This is a much more effective method of communication and increases your chances of keeping the reader's attention. With personal statements a surefire way to test this is to read your statement out loud. If you find the flow is off or you yourself are getting distracted, how do you think the reader will feel? Best of luck to all applying and please do not hesitate to reach out for a review of your personal statement.

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