In our Student and Alumni Profile series, we will regularly feature students and alumni to give you a glimpse of who we are, and more importantly, offer you insights and perspectives if you plan to walk the same path. Meet Dr Malvika Singh, a foreign medical doctor, currently completing our Certificate in Clinical Trial Management, and who has recently got a full time job offer as a Clinical Research Coordinator in a Cardiology hospital .
It's that time of the year again. A lot of foreign medical graduates, who aspire to settle in the United States, learn that they haven't been matched to their applied residency programs. If you are one of them, you may be disheartened, frustrated or lost about what to do next. It has taken a lot for you to get till here, and now you didn't get into a residency program - what do you do?
And so, we write this post to give you a fresh perspective and hopefully, a renewed motivation. We believe you can use this as a stepping stone to something better, something more lucrative and perhaps even more satisfying.
Here are three reasons why we believe you should rejoice that you aren't in any residency program right now:
The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is a three-step examination required in order to obtain a license to practice medicine in the US. Physicians having an M.D (Doctor of Medicine) degree are required to pass this exam in order to practice medicine in the US. Each step of the exam is equally important and will be scrutinized by the examiners in an unbiased manner. Step 2 has two stages called step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) and step 2 CS (Clinical skills). The step 1 and step 2 CK exams can be taken worldwide in Prometric test centers, but the step 2 CS and step 3 exams can be taken only in the US.