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KSOM Co2025 CAREER ADVISING NEWSLETTER
JULY 19, 2024

UPDATES

1:1 Residency Application Review Meetings with Dr. Zia

Schedule an optional 20-minute meeting with Dr. Zia when your materials are nearly finalized

  • Co2025 Residency Applicant Bookings link

  • Upload materials for review here

    • Upload materials to this link at least 1 day before the meeting

    • Please note, this is not the same link to upload your CV/PS

Geographic Preference and Program Signal Presentation

Join us to review Strategies when approaching Program Signals and Geographic Preferences – perspectives from Student Affairs officials around the Western region

  • Required (zoom/virtual) 

  • August 22nd at 5pm

  • Zoom details to be announced

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

ERAS
Workshop

REMINDERS

#GetYourMatch2025
Pulse Check

​​Internal Keck School of Medicine Deadlines:

SF Match: August 20th, 2024

PSCA: September 6th, 2024

ERAS/ResidencyCAS: September 15th, 2024

​​Where Should I Be in the Application Process?

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Tips for Drafting
10 Experiences

 

  • We strongly recommend using bullet points

  • There is no need to write a narrative paragraph

  • If you used the bullet point framework from the Keck CV Template, you can copy your bullet points into ERAS

Personal Statement and
10 Experiences Submissions

Update as of June 1st, 2024:

 

Personal statements and App Experiences Section (10 ERAS experiences) submissions will take priority until the September 15th Keck suggested residency application submission deadline. CV's will be followed up on as time allows.

Please allow 5-10 business days for a response with edits and suggestions. 

Please use the following naming conventions for submissions to the Career Advising Team:

Big Interview
Medical

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The first step in your Interview Prep:

 

  • Create your account: BigInterviewMedical

  • Complete curated question sets below by entering the access codes on the assignments page

  • You can share the recordings to get feedback from each other, mentors, specialty advisors or the career advising team:

    • Warm Up (access code: 2d8d90)

    • Research (access code: b6080d)

    • Challenges (access code: 6a1ce0)

    • Left Field (access code: 8a9382)

    • Curveballs (access code: 491abe)

ERAS
Timeline

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VSLO and Away Rotations

Message from Cindy Galvez,​ Clerkship Coordinator- Medical Education Department 

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Greetings Students, as you commence your away rotations and the host institutions begin to ask for an evaluation form, please remember to contact me via email if you need an evaluation uploaded to VSLO.

 

For programs not on VSLO, kindly fill out the Away Elective Request Form and email it to me so I can send the evaluation to the host institution.

Waitlisting/Adding Away Rotations (500E) to  your schedule:

​​Once you have confirmation of the host, please add the additional information. If you do not plan to attend, please drop yourself from the waitlist.

Please check your schedule to confirm there is no conflict with another elective. If there is a conflict, please be sure to either drop the elective or contact the coordinator to drop it and then waitlist yourself.

For any issues or concerns adding please get in touch with Cindy Galvez: cynthia.galvez@med.usc.edu

  • Emails are sent to, urology programs, applicants and medical schools to let them know when results are available.

UROLOGY RESIDENCY MATCH
SCHEDULE UPDATES

2025-Urology Residency Match Program Schedule

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MILITARY MATCH

2024-2025 Military Match Guide

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OPHTHALMOLOGY SF MATCH

2024-2025 Ophthalmology Residency Match Timeline

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OBGYN ResidencyCAS APPLICATION

Obstetrics and gynecology residency programs will be using ACOG’s specialty-specific residency application, ResidencyCAS, in the 2024–25 residency application cycle.

For the 2024-2025 application cycle, all OBGYN Residency Programs will be participating in ResidencyCAS. OBGYN applicants will use ResidencyCAS to:

  • Apply to OBGYN residency programs

  • Signal OBGYN programs

  • Request documents supporting the application, such as MSPEs, transcripts, LORs/SLOEs, and USMLE / COMLEX scores

  • Schedule and participate in virtual interviews with programs

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PLASTIC SURGERY 

Important Dates

  • PSCA Opens to Applicants – Medical schools will be able to approve applicant tokens. The Plastic Surgery Central Application (PSCA) will open on July 1st 2024. The PSCA can be accessed at centralapp.accessgme.com

July 1, 2024

  • Applications Released – Programs can review submitted applications

September 16, 2024

  • MSPE Release – Programs can review submitted MSPEs

September 25, 2024

APPLICATION EXTRAS

MEET OUR TEAM

For advising-related questions, email us: md.careeradvising@usc.edu

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