Your former name will be listed as an "alternate" name in our system. In addition, please indicate how your name should be listed in our records, by providing your full first, middle and last names. However, ABIM maintains your full, official name in its records and will change it only if you inform ABIM of an official name change and provide documentation of the name change.
Discrimination by age is not permitted by the US laws. Another subset of applicants with special situations are those who have a disability and has been dealt before.
Laws preventing age discrimination in residency selection are a good and a bad thing.
Old graduates do match: It is good because it provides hope and chance for many old graduates that are thinking of pursuing residency graduate medical training in US.
Many applicants are medical graduates in other fields like surgery or psychiatry who are now wanting to pursue training in US. They may not get into the field of their choice but are willing to make adjustments with other fields like Family medicine or pediatrics.
I know personally of one 45 year old applicant who was a surgeon in his home country who matched into a family medicine residency. Another example is a close colleague who was in her 40s matched in to an internal medicine residency program. Examples like these are plenty and offer hope to those who are thinking of changing their career plans at a later stage in life.
Program directors or admission committees can make any number of excuses to not take an older candidate and since there is no requirement to provide a reason to the applicant who does not match, most of the time, it is left to speculation as to what may have happened.
Reasons for 'ageism' in workplace: Part of the reason why the PDs and programs may not prefer to take older graduates is because, residency is in itself an extremely stressful situation.
Successful completion of internship and residency demands sharp mental acuity, good physical condition and ability to deal with ever increasing stress of patient care. Each incumbent resident is a valuable member of the hospital workforce that cannot be easily replaced.
It is because of this reason, that the programs want to hire a candidate they can see finish the residency without issues and complications. The general thought being that those who are older — like in their 40s and 50s are too set in their ways and will not be easy to train. There is also consideration that health issues may be relevant when older graduates are taking increasingly difficult responsibilities of patient care.
Thus, in the real world, there may be a situation where, for two applicants A and B who are evenly matched except for age, the younger applicant may have a slight edge than compared to older one.
There are good reasons to fulfill your ambition but temper it with a good measure of reality knowing that this will be a hard task, but which can be won with fair amount of knowledge of the match process, hard work and effort.These sample Internal Medicine residency personal statements are here for your viewing pleasure (fully anonymous).
We're hoping to add more in the future, including Pre-Med personal statements. We're hoping to add more in the future, including Pre-Med personal statements. A great residency personal statement is focused on your talents, your career decision, and why the two fit together.
Internal medicine: “I enjoy solving problems.” ii. Sugery: “I enjoy using my hands; I like the satisfaction that your pediatric program director does not care why you turned down emergency medicine.
ACGME Annual Educational Conference. The ACGME Annual Educational Conference will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Learn more about the current residents of the Family Medicine Residency Program.
Writing Technique Suggestions for the Residency Personal Statement In our series on writing the personal statement for residency application, we thought it would be a good addition to have a section on writing technique. In our series on writing the personal statement for residency application, we thought it would be a good addition to have a section on writing technique.