Submitting an ERAS application that gets you your dream medical career doesn't have to mean Googling for months but still wondering if you're writing what programs need to hear.
That's why there’s the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator.
The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator is a personalized, comprehensive coaching program for ambitious IMGs who are ready to prepare a residency application that gives them the best possible odds of matching.
HIGH STEP SCORES DON'T GUARANTEE YOU'LL MATCH.
Truth bomb: You want to match. In THIS year's cycle.
You'll need more than good grades, but putting together an application that makes programs want to meet you isn't happening.
Maybe you’ve looked online for videos and tips (like how to write a personal statement), but no matter how much you "search"... your application is still not coming together… and you're overwhelmed and nervous.
Asking your close friends for help feels tempting. But the thing is... you’re COMMITTED to matching -- and cracking the code on AN APPLICATION THAT'LL GET YOU 10+ INTERVIEWS.
You’ve already tried…
It's frustrating to keep trying to figure it out on your own and, to be honest, you don't want to take any risks because you've already invested so much into this process--so you're searching for a solution.
We’ve seen clients struggle with this over and over again since 2013, which is why we created The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator.
But do you really need to work on your application if you have good scores?
Dr. D. Bodkin
There are 4 focus areas in The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator:
The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator seeks Internal Medical Graduates who meet specific criteria.
The fact is -- we can only accept a limited number of participants at any given time -- so we only work with those who are qualified and ready to show up, do the work, and focus to achieve the objectives of the program.
Because you get a lot of one-on-one support, it’s imperative that every participant is:
It's truly exciting to support IMGs who can't imagine staying stuck in their careers, so they can have a well-thought-out application that shows who they are to residency selection committees. However, we must make sure you are qualified (and ready) before we commit to working with you in this program.
Here’s what we are looking for, and how to know if the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator is right for you:
THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU'RE:
Matching means you can finally be the physician you've always known you've have the potential to be.
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF YOU'RE:
Matching is important to you but, honestly, if you don't match this time you'll just keep applying or even explore another career.
You've done this for 8 years, won't my application sound like everyone else's?
Dr. A Morgan
How we’ll work together through The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator:
The format of The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator is what makes it truly unique and helps you achieve results that were previously not possible.
When we speak, I’ll explain the entire format and structure in detail.
For now, here's what you can expect to get in the program…
HERE ARE THE THREE BIGGEST BENEFITS OF OUR UNIQUE FORMAT:
FINISH YOUR APPLICATION WITH EASE.
We'll follow an organized, step-by-step process so you calmly work on one part of your application at a time and finish with ease. With an extra set of hands and eyes working on your application, you'll not only accomplish 2X as much with half the effort, you'll save tons of time.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THAT GIVES YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE ODDS OF MATCHING.
Within three weeks, you can stop “brainstorming”, because we'll help you uncover the experiences and achievements to focus on in your application. We ensure you have a memorable personal statement, a polished CV, glowing letters of recommendation, and clear and convincing interview responses, so you know you've put forward the most competitive application you could.
DEVELOP THE IMPORTANT LIFE SKILL OF CONFIDENTLY "SELLING YOURSELF".
Here, we'll guide you to a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a match applicant, and of how you can use your application to leverage your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses. The Match is opening a door to your future. You'll be applying for other competitive training opportunities once you match, so we focus on helping you become a master at advocating for yourself in written and face-to-face communication.
This program isn't cheap. It isn't designed to be. The scores of Ambitious IMGs I've helped match have upped their clinical knowledge and skills; landed sought-after jobs and selective fellowships; served hundreds of patients with their expertise; started focusing on building a family, buying dream homes, and living their best lives.
We are 100% committed to helping you match and have the medical career you and life envision for yourself.
That said, you might still have hesitations about whether what you’re reading on this page is truly possible for you and if The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator is the best choice to get you there. You might question if it’s really “worth it,” and I get that.
So in case you are still hesitating to apply, here’s a guarantee that you can bank on:
I am willing to promise you that if you participate in all of our consultations, implement all of the Masterclass materials, and do not see a memorable application to your top-choice specialty as a result of The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator, then I’ll provide you up to two additional 1-hr consultation sessions, where we'll rework any aspect of your application at no cost to you until you’re completely satisfied.
If you’re truly ready for preparing an application that'll make you stand out in The Match and you're willing to do the work to get there with the guidance and support of The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator, there is absolutely no reason NOT to apply today.
But can I really and truly put together an application that will stand out?!
Dr. C Golbourne
You have the power to create an application that makes Program Directors think there's something special about you.
But procrastinating by not starting your application, or by jotting down notes post-call yet making no real progress has to stop, once and for all.
You’re here reading this page because you’re a Go-Getter who’s SO done with….
You're ready to stop wasting time. You’re ready for REAL guidance. EXPERT support. A MEMORABLE APPLICATION.
Which is why you’re the perfect candidate for the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator.
Because you know what happens when you finally know how to easily create a memorable match application?
Results don’t happen by accident.
They happen because you have followed a system and process, taken the steps, done the work, and received the help necessary to get where you want to go. Period.
If you’re ready to finally see that "Congratulations!"match email in your inbox, let’s do this.
IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator Results
Big Facts: We are 100% committed to our clients inside of the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator.
And for 8 years we've helped Ambitious IMG's match into residency-- in anesthesia, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, preliminary surgery, and psychiatry. So we already know exactly what you’re signing up for when you decide to join the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator.
But we understand that you’re not behind the scenes seeing the wins that we’re seeing every day. So why don’t we bring you behind the scenes?
You don’t just have to listen to me go on about how powerful the program is.
Instead, you can hear directly from determined young doctors just like you who’ve experienced these results firsthand.
"I received 6 interviews, and accepted a pre-match offer at a program where the PD said my CV was "pristine".
The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator came highly recommended to me by a senior colleague who had gotten support from Shawna and matched. So I didn't have any hesitations about joining.
I wished I had started the program sooner. I loved Shawna's attention to detail and the personal feel to the experience. I felt like I was the only client, and to me that's how you know you are getting excellent service. Also, the guest experts in the program were quite knowledgeable.
I received 6 interviews, and accepted a pre-match offer at a program where the PD said my CV was "pristine". My service exceeded my expectations so if you're thinking of joining the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator, know that it requires effort to get the best out of the service but your application will be stellar.
Matched into Pediatrics
"Just 16% of IMGs who applied to Psychiatry matched, and I am glad I was among them. I got a pre-match offer from a program that was impressed with my application, and I took it."
When I heard about the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator from a colleague, I wondered if the money I would invest to get support for my application could be used elsewhere, like for pulling out all the stops with Step 3 or the actual application fees. I also wasn't sure if getting help for branding would significantly increase my chances of matching, or if the application process was something I really could do on my own and be okay.
I eventually signed up to join the Early Bird cohort (Jan-March), so I finished the bulk of the work early and had time to get everything polished before the ERAS token was released in June.
Being a part of IRMAA was insightful, to say the least. I realized just how hard it is to work on branding— being a humble person I would not have included some of things that ended up in my application if I had worked on it by myself. The process also helped me to build confidence, knowing I was working with masters in the system who know from experience exactly what works.
Just 16% of IMGs who applied to Psychiatry matched, and I am glad I was among them. I got a pre-match offer from a program that was impressed with my application, and I took it. I didn't have the stress of waiting until Match Day and ending up in a least preferred location.
If you are unfamiliar with The Match process and the system of Graduate Medical Education in the U.S., it is best to have guidance from those who know what works and save yourself the trouble of maybe having to apply to the match again and incurring more financial and emotional woes. You're going to end up with a complete application package that sells you more effectively than you can sell yourself.
Shawna is very meticulous and goes through documents with a fine-tooth comb, ensuring she has covered all of the bases. She might not be accessible 24/7 but she will give you feedback on time. She is down-to-earth and always looking for ways to unearth things or improve. Be prepared to work hard and get the most out of the process.
" This application process is daunting and having someone who is knowledgeable about the process personally guide me made it so much easier to match. "
When applying to the match, I wondered if the money I would use to get support for my application could be used elsewhere to help the application, for example by doing another rotation in the United States (before COVID hit). But the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator came highly recommended from three colleagues who had worked with Shawna-Kaye and matched.
I found Shawna-Kaye to be blunt. I appreciated that she did not sugar coat anything but at the same time, there were times that the process was getting to me and she was infectious with her positivity. I greatly appreciated her positive thinking and encouragement.
My written application was far superior to what I would have come up with on my own or with help from friends. After my interview prep, I felt less nervous and I feel more prepared to handle them compared with interviews I have done in the past.
Don't hesitate to make the investment in yourself. This is an investment in your future. This application process is daunting and having someone who is knowledgeable about the process personally guide me made it so much easier to match.
"My application, I believe, was well packaged and the feedback from my interviewers was great. They were particularly impressed (visibly in many cases) when I had asked questions about their program."
The residency application process can be very daunting and overwhelming, from drafting a well packaged CV to an impressive personal statement, to the big hurdle of leaving a mark in the interviews. Being a part of The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator helped me meet each of those milestones in a seamless fashion. It does require a big personal drive and commitment because the work is not done for you, but it’s certainly an excellent investment in YOU.
Before signing up, I was primarily concerned about if the quality of the service would really be helpful and reflect the cost. After I had completed my personal statement, CV, and letters of recommendation, we did the interview prep. In that prep, we focused on preparing for one specific program, and from there the learning points helped me tremendously in formulating answers and questions for subsequent interviews. My application, I believe, was well packaged and the feedback from my interviewers was great. They were particularly impressed (visibly in many cases) when I had asked questions about their program. These were questions that were formulated through working with Shawna-Kaye.
I was matched to a program I love. This is the program for you if you really want to package your application in a memorable way, to give yourself the best odds at matching. I am sure that even the soft skills learnt in the process will help me beyond residency and in other aspects of life.
"I matched, yet still in hindsight, I would have started the process with Shawna a bit earlier to have more time for my interview preparation."
I was hesitant initially about getting support from Memorable Essay, as I wasn't sure if I really needed help. However, after working with Shawna, I realized how much help I really needed. My application and CV improved significantly. Some interviewers mentioned they really liked my CV and it's why I was invited for an interview.
My entire experience was great. The individual conversations with Shawna Kaye were the best for me, as she has a way of helping you to identify your strong points and examples of cases where these are exemplified. Because of this, my interviews went smoothly.
Aspiring doctors and medical students who want to enter residency programs: Just Do It. Do this program. I matched, yet still in hindsight, I would have started the process with Shawna a bit earlier to have more time for my interview preparation.
I matched to my Number 1 ranked program.
Before working with Shawna-Kaye, I was hesitant about whether this would be a worthwhile investment. Now that I have successfully completed the process, without a doubt I would say my decision to improve the quality of my application with guidance from Shawna- Kaye has proven to be one of my best investments in my career to date. Shawna- Kaye took her commitments seriously, appeared to understand and value how important this process was for me, and was invested in me successfully securing a residency position.
I felt satisfied with my personal statement and CV, and my interview prep made me feel less nervous in approaching my interviews. I obtained greater than my expected number of interviews, inclusive of my top 3 choices of university programs and matched to my Number 1 ranked program.
I think people generally underestimate the importance of their application—it is actually just as important as your Board scores. Programs look at your personal statement especially to get an idea of how much effort you place into assigned tasks. For most of my interviews, the program directors commented on my personal statement and that was a nice way to break the ice.
My advice is to start early with the process, be diligent with your work and timelines, and really commit to having an immaculate application. Without a doubt, doing this process with Shawna-Kaye’s guidance is an investment into your future that is worth having.
When I decided to pursue residency in the US, I knew I would need assistance with my personal statement and overall application package. I didn't know what these programs really wanted, and that's where Memorable Essay came in.
Shawna-Kaye has valuable insight, which was obvious when working with her. She helped me to pick good content for my personal statement and guided me in delivering it in a clear and impactful way. In one interview, the program director revealed that my personal statement played a major role in me being chosen for an interview. So I can safely say we nailed the statement.
She taught me a lot about writing in a purposeful way, which influenced how I presented my CV, and conducted email communication with my letter writers and program directors. She showed me how important every piece of communication was to the overall process of being chosen.
When coaching me for my interviews, Shawna-Kaye taught me how to use every part of my story to stand out on my interview day, how to pivot on difficult questions and turn red flags into positive characteristics and demonstrate growth.
Overall, I valued my time with Memorable Essay and didn't regret making this investment, even prior to knowing that I matched my number 1 ranked program.
If you are looking for a program that will help you to stand out in this highly competitive process and you are willing to do the work it takes to make your application the best it can be, Memorable Essay is for you.
“When I went to interview, a program director singled me out.” “When I was recommended to Memorable Essay, I was not sure if I needed help. I thought I could just get my friends to read over my match application. I’m glad I chose to work with Shawna: Working with her boosted my confidence in what I was bringing to the table. It also helped me make my personal statement appealing and improve my CV so it sold me well. When I went to interview, a program director singled me out—he said he wanted to talk with me because of what I had written about in my personal statement.” “Our interview prep was especially helpful, and I wish I had done it earlier. I had read books on interviewing, but my interview prep allowed me to prepare answers that were unique to me. It also prepared me to ask strong questions during my interviews, which I believe made a difference in my match outcome.”
I was invited to interview at my dream residency, where they told me that a line in my personal statement was the reason I was called.
I came to Memorable Essay with the challenge of having to write two personal statements for my residency applications in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. I had no idea where to begin but speaking with Shawna gave me so much insight into approaching the task that I was able to get my thoughts and ideas on paper. Then Shawna worked with me to turn my very rough draft into professional documents that were indeed memorable.
I was invited to interview at my dream residency, where they told me that a line in my personal statement was the reason I was called.
Shawna is very personable and goes above and beyond to make herself available. I am very happy that I was referred to this excellent service. It made the entire experience more manageable.
I was a third-time applicant to the match, and with Shawna’s help I was successful!
Sometimes when you use paid services, it feels so distant. Preparing for my interviews with Memorable Essay felt personable and real. Shawna was invested and urged me to tell my story and show people what I had to offer. She guided me to where I wanted to go and boosted my confidence. I was a third-time applicant to the match, and with Shawna’s help, I was successful!
“The talking points we came up with during interview prep were used countless times throughout the interview season. I highly recommend Memorable Essay.” “I secured 9 interviews and really thank Shawna for all her help. The essay we worked on served as an icebreaker at most of my interviews and the points we made were often referred to by the interviewers. The talking points we came up with during interview prep were used countless times throughout the interview season.” “I highly recommend Memorable Essay to anyone applying to the match. It’s easy to contact Shawna and her suggestions are clear. You’re in good hands because she knows what she is doing.”
I was selected for interviews, where an interviewer commended my personal statement as well-written, insightful and enjoyable to read, and inquired about what had happened to someone mentioned in my essay.
I had been struggling for a few weeks with putting a good essay together, and found it necessary to involve Shawna-Kaye in this process. In a very short time, Shawna- Kaye helped me to organize my thoughts and previous experiences to create an eloquent personal statement, which surpassed any expectation that I had about what I was able to write.
I was selected for interviews, where an interviewer commended my personal statement as well-written, insightful and enjoyable to read, and inquired about what had happened to someone mentioned in my essay. This no doubt contributed to my success in obtaining an internal medicine residency position, which has brought me much closer to my professional goals.
Memorable Essay will always be my number one recommendation.
I decided to work with Shawna after not matching on my first try. I ended up feeling more confident about my application and wishing I had used her service earlier. I had no idea how to express how my work experiences had shaped me, but Shawna provided regular, timely feedback. She gave honest advice and was patient in helping me get the details that I had previously ignored. I learned to ask in-depth questions about application requirements and to project the right information about my experiences, and matched! Memorable Essay will always be my number one recommendation.
Are you ready?
Unlike other medical admission consulting programs, the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator does not use templates that leave you with an application that sounds like everyone else's.
The IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator is different in its focus on your story.
As a member of the IMG Residency Match Application Accelerator, you will not only be guided step-by-step through the process, but you'll also be supported and mentored until you've created a residency application that is stronger than you had ever imagined it could be.
The best part is how absolutely do-able this will be, once you have the right framework and support in your corner.
Don’t spend another moment stalking our Instagram feed and re-reading this page. If you know this is for you, trust yourself enough to take this step.
Because your medical career is waiting.
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