Role of Research in getting residency match ? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2010
lovelyb's Avatar
USMLE Forums Newbie
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Question Role of Research in getting residency match ?

hello, i am a final year student, i am completely new to this USMLE world, please tell me as to what is the role of doing research in getting residency match, is doing research mandatory or i can get residency match even i have not done any research work ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-26-2010
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,263
Threads: 147
Thanked 5,053 Times in 1,567 Posts
Reputation: 5149
Info Few points about research

Welcome to USMLE Forums dear lovelyb,

Research is not mandatory for you to get matched into residency programs but it's certainly a plus to your profile that can help you match into higher profile University programs.

Harvard for example, did not take any resident last year unlesss he/she has significant research experience.

On the other hand, low-profile non-competitive community programs may not on the lookout and they will match you even if you don't have research experience.

Research experience can vary from academic to clinical to lab based. They are all good but specifically the clinical research is very useful when you apply for the residency.

Your position can be just a research assistant up to the principal investigator, the higher your role in research project the more it's appreciated.

If the research is already published then your name would better be listed in the authors and the higher it is in the list the more prestigious for you. Like if your name was mentioned as the first author then definitely that will impress the program directors.

Research closely related to the specialty you are applying for is of course more appreciated. Like they don't like it if you are applying for surgery yet you have a research in dermatology for example.

You can read more about research and matching by following this link
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
lovelyb (08-26-2010), Neutrino (02-10-2014)



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
applying to residency match drpratibhas IMG Residency Match Forum 12 06-17-2013 08:55 AM
List of Non-ERAS Non-Match Residency Programs DRFP IMG Residency Match Forum 15 06-12-2012 03:06 PM
Best Residency Match Books Sabio IMG Residency Match Forum 5 01-13-2011 11:32 AM
What is residency and residency match? shininggirl IMG Residency Match Forum 4 10-21-2010 02:58 PM
Residency-Match Interview Workshop! WeWrite USMLE Links & Free Ads 0 10-16-2009 04:31 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)