MEDICAL RESIDENCY & MATCH CONSULTING
With competition for medical residency higher than it has ever been, we're here to set your application apart with insider advice and guidance, and to ensure you optimize all elements of the residency application process. Our residency consultants are residents and attendings who have successfully guided hundreds of students from residency application through the Match.
A typical residency consulting package consists of:
In this sample 7-hour consulting package, 3 hours are spent on personal statement editing, and 1 hour each on resume refining; general advisement, strategy & support; reviewing ERAS/the whole application; and interview prep and debriefs.
Whether you're looking for a one-time targeted planning session, or you'd like to comprehensively review your residency application and prepare for interviews, our experienced residency consultants are here to ensure you shine and to tailor our services to precisely what you need.
You can work with a tutor a la cart, or you can purchase a tutoring package. You and your tutor can decide what's best for you! Also, many of our consultants also specialize in certain aspects of the residency application process — including working with IMGs and FMGs.
No guesswork. Just results.
We know you have options when you consider working with a residency consultant. You are not just a number to us. It is our goal that you feel our genuine investment in you and your success from the moment we first speak. Our advisors' expertise, professionalism and dedication to our students’ success are unparalleled, and we have a track record of 14 years of student successes.
This year's MST matches include:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston • Brown • Columbia-NYP • Dartmouth • Duke • Dartmouth • Duke • Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) • Mt. Sinai • Penn • Stanford • UMass • Vanderbilt
Individual Residency Consulting Services:
Below is a list of the many facets of Residency Consulting, including the average amount of consulting time needed to focus on each area. Some items are worked on in tandem during traditional 1:1 sessions (such as interview prep) while many others can be done independently without a formal consulting session (such as personal statement editing, etc.).
Addressing Potential RESIDENCY Application Red Flags
Failed a USMLE exam or a course? Had to take leave from medical school? Let our advisors guide you in addressing potential red flags on your application and help you present yourself as a competitive applicant on paper and in person. Our advisors utilize their experience working with students in similar situations and more to provide non-judgmental, experienced guidance. (1–5 hrs)
residency Personal Statement Editing
Want to make sure all your T’s are crossed and I’s dotted? Should you write a love letter to your specialty or talk about your journey through medicine? Should you be creative or formal? Need help with basic structure? Your MST residency advisor will work one on one with you to help formulate your personal statement and adapt it as needed for multiple programs. They’ll serve as a trusted advisor to discuss ideas, give you honest and constructive feedback, and provide a physician’s perspective on your content. (1–10 hrs)
How many residency programs should you apply to? Should you apply all over the US? Academic vs Community? Which regions are your best chance to match? Which regions take students with your Visa status? Your MST residency advisor is here to help you navigate this process. (0.5–2 hrs)
Wondering whether you should list your descriptions in bullet form or paragraph? Should you include that Science club you were started in college? Your MST advisor will help you select, describe, and organize your activities in your ERAS application and present them in a way that gets the attention of residency program faculty. (1–4 hrs)
CV Input and Editing
Never had a real job before? MST residency advisors will help you load your CV with action verbs and descriptions of leadership and highlight your accomplishments in a way that has you putting your best foot forward. (0.5–4 hrs)
Letter of Recommendation Selection
Who do you request letters of recommendation from? Do you ask the junior professor who knows you well, or the world renowned researcher who you did a 2 seek elective with? MST residency advisors utilize their broad experience to help you make this circumstance-specific decision. (0.5–1 hr)
ERAS Application Proofreading
Completed your application but scared to click the final “submit” button? MST residency advisors will carefully review your application from start to finish to ensure that it’s error-free and in perfect form for submission. (0.5–2 hrs)
RESIDENCY Rank Order List Formation
Can you “game” your match? MST residency advisors will work with you to consider your desires and goals in the context of your options, and help you form your rank order list with the bigger picture in mind. Relax with the knowledge that you have an expert advisor guiding you through these decisions.
This challenging period is difficult to navigate. Your MST advisor will help you assess your options as they evolve during the SOAP process, make informed decisions, and recognize the many ways you can achieve your professional goals.
Assistance with Sub-INTERNSHIP selection
Ever wonder if you really should do those away rotations? Should you rotate at your top choice? Should you choose a safety? Should you work with a big name in research, or focus on honing your clinical skills? Your MST residency advisor will review your application, discuss your goals and help you make these highly individualized decisions in the context of your overall career goals. (0.5–2 hrs)
MEDICAL Specialty Selection
While no one can tell you what you should do with your life, we’re here to make one of the most important decisions of your medical career a little bit easier. From judging your competitiveness, to helping you analyze your values and goals, and even advising if you want to apply to multiple specialties, your MST residency advisor will conduct a detailed review of your application and discuss options with you in depth, using their years of experience to give you an unbiased assessment of your Match prospects. (0.5–4 hrs)
residency Interview Prep
Tell me about a time you dealt with a hardship? Why our specialty? Why our program? Your MST advisor will prepare you for the toughest questions you may get asked on your interview trail. Let us guide you on how to dress, how to interact, and help you construct responses that are thoughtful and well-spoken. (1–10 hrs)
residency Thank You Notes
Should you tell that program that you are ranking them number 1? What about the other programs further down on your list? MST advisors will help you strategically craft the perfect thank you notes. (0.5–1 hr)
Pricing & Packages:
You can work with your residency consultant PRN at an hourly rate, or you can create a tutoring package. The flat hourly rate is $259/hr, with discounts ranging from 2-5% depending on the total number of hours purchased.
→ On average, residency consulting students complete 4-12 hours.
Package 1: Get Organized (4–6 hours)
Overwhelmed by the thought of medical residency applications and not sure where to start? Our residency advisors will create an individualized outline of the process and guide you in taking the first steps for each of the key components of your application.
Package 2: Customize (10–20 hours)
Need help with multiple aspects of the application process? Select a unique combination of the services listed above and get a discount off of your total residency advisement package.
Package 3: From ERAS to Match (25 hours)
The full suite package offered by MST residency advisors. Get access to essay editing services for multiple essays, 5 interview sessions, in depth help in addressing red flags, proofreading and editing service across your application, and full fledged guidance via videoconferencing check-ins with your residency advisor. The package to choose if you want the maximum support along your Match journey.