The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) has medical student information and publications for download at the following link: www.apgo.org/student.html APGO also has a document on women's health care electives available to medical students at www.apgo.org/binary/electives2.pdf.
The APGO Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation (uWISE) exam can be found at www.apgo.org/student/uwise2.html.
To learn more about global health and advocacy in women's health care through the American Medical Women's Association, please visit AMWA's website at http://www.amwa-doc.org/students/initiatives
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) can be found at the following website http://www.nrmp.org/. They provide an impartial venue for matching applicants' preferences for residency positions with program directors' preferences for applicants. Each year approximately 16,000 U.S. allopathic medical school seniors and 15,000 graduates of osteopathic, Canadian or foreign medical schools compete for approximately 23,000 residency positions.
The NRMP also does several fellowship matches (listed below) for ob-gyn.
- Reproductive Endocrinology
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
- Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) main website can be found at www.usmle.org/. Information on Steps 1, 2, and 3.
A USMLE Medical Residency Match Discussion Forum website can be found at www.usmle.net/match/. They have links to other discussion forums on the top portion of the web page.
All International or Foreign Medical Graduates interested in residency training in the US or Canada...
Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ECFMG offers a variety of other programs and services to physicians educated abroad and other members of the international medical community. Detailed information on ECFMG Certification and ECFMG's other programs and services is available on this website www.ecfmg.org/index.html.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines - www.acgme.org/
The American Health Care Association:
Medical students interested in an Indian Health Service Medical Student Clerkship can find contact information at the following link: www.ihs.gov/jobscareerdevelop/careercenter/MedRotat.asp
The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment program can be found at the following link:
The AMA's International Health Database - for those interested in an international health elective or finding organizations or foundations dedicated to international health:
The organization Medical Students for Choice has a useful directory for those that wish to train at an institution that provides abortion training.
The link is www.medicalstudentsforchoice.org/index.php?page=residency-guides.
The main page of Medical Students for Choice is www.ms4c.org/.
For information on U.S. Visa Options for International Medical Graduates visit http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-visa-options-international-medical-graduate.jsp
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