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Thank You Letter

Once you have gone on your interview, you still have work to do. The Thank you letter offers you one last oppurtunity to leave a good impression and to jog the interviewer's memory. In order to personalize each letter it is best to jot down some notes immediately following each interview. Write down the interviewers name and any unique questions or personal topics you talked about. The following are some simple rules to follow:
1. Type the letter.
2. Try to send letters to all the people with whom you interviewed with. At the very least, send them to the Chairman and Program Directors.
3. Try to personalize them by including topics raised during interview. Include enough personal information to ensure that the reader will remember your interview.
4. Short and sweet is appropriate. The people who interview are very busy and most likely only glance at the letter.
5. Write letters as soon as possible after the interview. Interviews at separate programs begin to blend, and if you donot take good notes it will be difficult to personalize your letters.
6. Some try to make personalized stationary.
7. Thank the interview for the courtesy and consideration shown to you during the interview. Include the date of the interview. Thank them for the lunch or dinner if it was provided.
8. Reaffirm your interest in the program. Be honest!
9. End with a simple, positve closing sentence like "I look forward to working you in the future."
Here are some sample thank you letters.


Thank You Letter

 

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The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) sponsors USMLE.
The Three Steps of the USMLE
Step 1 tests the important concepts of basic sciences basic to the practice of medicine. It also places special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Step 1 ensures mastery of the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine. It also tests the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning.
Step 2 CK tests the medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision. It also includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 CK ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills.
Step 2 CS tests your capacity to practice and provide good medical service in real-life situations. It also tests your communication skills.
Step 3 tests your medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine. Step 3 provides a final assessment of physicians assuming independent responsibility for delivering general medical care.

 

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