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Phase 4 of Medical School

  • Review your Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Create a plan for 4th year that works on strengthening your clinical practice
    • Meet with your AD to discuss 4th year electives 
  • Finalize personal statement and Curriculum Vitae by August

Ensure Letter writers have Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) letter links and ensure deadlines with friendly reminders

Submit ERAS application on time

The application is pretty straightforward. It’s composed of:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcript (scores)
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Professional Portrait for ERAS application

Begin preparing for interview season

  • Schedule mock interviews with Student Services
  • Anticipate questions
    • Why this specialty? (Make your answer genuine)
    • Tell me about yourself (Make sure to accentuate your strengths)
    • Know your weaknesses but talk about how you have worked on them during medical school (listened to feedback)
    • Be aware of your non verbal cues

Interview Season and Beyond