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Who Am I? 

Hey there, if we haven’t crossed paths before, I’m Malke! 👋

The Beginning ☝️

My journey in the medical field began in Aleppo, Syria, with no clue about the residency process in the US or how to match into a residency program. Countless voices claimed it was impossible, especially as an IMG in surgical specialties.

The Next STEP 🧐

Undeterred, I began preparing for STEP 1 at the end of my medical school, eventually achieving a score of 271. Seeking advice, I received conflicting opinions – some discouraging me from pursuing residency in the US due to perceived obstacles, while others emphasized the importance of USCE and research.

After careful consideration and a few rotations in the US, I decided to embark on a research journey at the esteemed Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic 🏥

My year at Mayo immersed me in the intricate world of clinical research. Initially challenging, given my limited research knowledge, I enrolled in numerous online courses and took advantage of Mayo Clinic’s training resources, pushing my limits to work on as many projects as I could. I worked tirelessly 60+ hour weeks, all while trying to crack the code of clinical research, with no days off and no weekends. And as they say, hard work does pay off.

MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Match💊

But I wasn’t done yet. I moved to MD Anderson Cancer Center, keen to learn from the giants of reconstructive surgery. Two years of constant learning later, and with most of the research from Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson finally published, I now have over 150 research articles, 4000+ citations, and more than 100 presentations. I ultimately matched into a plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Quite a journey, right?

The Match Guy 🏆

Throughout my experience, I encountered numerous mistakes due to misguided advice and lack of proper guidance. Fortunately, I was fortunate enough to have remarkable mentors who steered me in the right direction. However, with the right guidance, I could have avoided those mistakes and potentially started my journey earlier or matched sooner.

That’s why I founded The Match Guy. Having been in your shoes not long ago, I’m determined to help applicants like you avoid pitfalls and find the right guidance to achieve their dreams. I don’t want you to give up on your aspirations or miss out on matching simply because you lacked proper guidance. That’s why we’ve assembled a comprehensive team of exceptional advisors from various specialties, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences in the resident selection process. Our advisors have successfully matched at top residency programs in the US and are here to guide you through this challenging process. You are no longer alone in this journey.

What are the Challenges of Matching into Residency in the U.S.?

Embarking on the journey to secure a residency position is no small feat. The path is lined with challenges that can test even the most resilient medical students. From intense competition and limited spots to intricate application requirements and the ever-present pressure to stand out, the challenges seem never-ending.

The fear of rejection and the uncertainties that accompany the process can weigh heavily on your mind. It’s easy to question if your efforts will pay off and if you’ll secure the coveted residency spot you’ve been dreaming of.

Here are some of the main challenges that you might face as a residency applicant:

Finding the right Advice on what to do to MATCH
Crafting a well-written Personal Statement
Perfecting your New ERAS Application
Establishing Connections with the programs you're interested in
Preparing for the grueling Interview process

But fear not❌, as you’re not alone in this journey. Our team is here to offer
expert guidance, support, and a wealth of experience to help you overcome these challenges.

To go over your CHALLENGES… 
We understand the unique obstacles you face and will work tirelessly to help you.
Navigate the residency match successfully.
Here’s how we can assist you in overcoming each of these challenges:

💡 Finding the right Advice to MATCH:  Our exceptional advisors from various specialties will guide you through every step of the residency Match process. Our advisors have successfully matched at top residency programs in the US and have guided countless students through the MATCH process. We offer personalized advice and strategize with you to increase your chances of a successful MATCH. You are no longer alone in this journey.

📝 Crafting a well-written Personal Statement:  Crafting a personal statement that captures your unique qualities while impressing program directors is an art in itself. Our experts will work with you to carefully curate your experiences, skills, and aspirations into a compelling narrative that sets you apart from a sea of talented applicants. Our editing includes not only language but also context, structure, and content advising.

📄 Perfecting the NEW ERAS Application: With recent changes to ERAS — particularly limiting the number of experiences you can include and the addition of the ‘most meaningful experiences,’ ‘program signaling,’ and ‘geographic preferences’ — you could certainly benefit from an experienced advisor who knows the process inside and out. We’ll revise your full ERAS application meticulously, especially the experiences sections, provide constructive feedback, and assist you in tailoring it to showcase your strengths, skills, and achievements in the best light. We will also help you choose your most meaningful experiences and provide guidance on program signaling and geographic preferences.

✅ Selecting the right residency programs: Choosing the right program is crucial to your success. We’ll work with you to understand your career goals, interests, and personal circumstances, and help you identify programs that are the best fit for you. We will also give you access to our Residency Program Navigator, which is an extensive resource that provides in-depth information about residency programs. It includes essential details such as the number and percentage of IMGs in each program, cutoff scores, year of graduation (YOG), visa requirements, location, USCE required, and more

🌟 Establishing connections with programs: We can provide practical advice and strategies to help you build and maintain valuable relationships with the programs you’re interested in. Networking can open doors, and we’ll show you how. We will also provide you with free guides on how to connect with different programs and letter of interest/ intent templates.

👨‍💻 Preparing for the grueling interview process: We offer robust interview preparation services including mock interviews, feedback sessions, and tips for effectively communicating your suitability for the program. Generally, half of the session is done as a mock interview, as if you are interviewing a program director, and the other half is feedback on your performance and a chance to answer any questions you might have.

Remember, our goal is to see you succeed. We’re committed to providing the support and expertise you need to overcome these challenges and secure your residency position.

What do we help with in our Match Application Package?

💎 Unlimited access to an advisor: To provide you with the best possible support throughout your residency match journey, you will get UNLIMITED access to a dedicated residency match advisor (matched resident/fellow in the U.S.). The physician advisor is available to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your application process via WhatsApp, text, or email. This will start from the time you sign up to the platinum package until the end of March 2024. This is only available for the Platinum bundle.

👨‍🔬 Residency Advising: Get personalized guidance from our experienced mentors on every aspect of your residency match application until you make it to your final goal! There is a total of 4 hours of residency advising divided into the following: Introductory advising session (30 min), advising on program selection (30 min), general advising (4×30 min), Rank Order List advising (1 Hour).

During the Introductory Advising Session, we’ll start by discussing your goals, evaluating your overall application, and creating an individualized roadmap to help you achieve your goal.

During the “advising on program selection” session, we will help you select the programs to apply considering factors such as your specialty interest, your academic and clinical profile, geographic preferences, and the programs’ past selection criteria.

During the Rank Order List advising, we provide guidance on effectively ranking your preferred residency programs for the Match. We consider multiple factors such as program quality, location, your interview experience, program culture, and your career goals. Our aim is to help you make an informed decision and optimize your chances of matching into a program that best fits your needs and aspirations.

You will also have 2 flexible hours at your disposal to address any questions or concerns you might have during the Match process.

While we’ve strategically allocated the advising hours to provide a comprehensive advising experience, you are free to utilize them as you see fit. This flexibility is designed to ensure that our support aligns with your unique needs and queries throughout your residency journey.

With the Gold Package, you can choose between a one-hour general advising session or a personalized discussion with your designated ERAS application physician editor.

📝 Personal Statement revision: We provide structure edits that will ensure your statement flows well and is easy for your reader to comprehend, language edits that will make sure the language in your statement matches that of a native English speaker, and content advising to make sure your story is as compelling as possible. The number of edits will depend on the package you sign up for.

📄 ERAS CV/Application revision: We provide structure and design edits that make sure your reader can easily find and understand all your experiences, language and grammar edits that make sure your sentences are as clear as possible, and content advising that ensures that your experiences demonstrate all your achievements to your reader. The number of edits will depend on the package you sign up for.

Regarding the meaningful experiences that were introduced with the New ERAS Application, we provide expert guidance on selecting experiences that not only resonate with your career goals but also stand out to program directors.

Regarding program signaling and geographic preferences, we offer our insight on how to prioritize programs and locations based on your unique personal ties, preferences, and the strengths of your application.

The number of edits will depend on the package you sign up for. With the Platinum package, you will have one-hour personalized discussion with your designated ERAS application physician editor regarding selecting your meaningful experiences, program signaling and geographic preferences. With the Gold package, you can choose between a one-hour general advising session or a personalized discussion with your designated ERAS application physician editor.

✍ Interview Preparation: You will receive personalized 1-on-1 sessions with our expert interviewers. Half of the session (30 min) will be a mock interview with real residency interview questions and the other half (30 min) is analysis of your verbal and non-verbal performance in addition to tailored feedback and strategies for improvement. The number of interview preparation hours will depend on the package you sign up for.

🎯 Access to our Residency Program Navigator: The Residency Program Navigator is an extensive resource that provides in-depth information about residency programs. It includes essential details such as the number and percentage of IMGs in each program, cutoff scores, year of graduation (YOG), visa requirements, location, USCE required, and more. This valuable will help you in selecting programs that align well with your individual applications and goals.

Currently, the Residency Program Navigator is available for the following specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Neurology. We will keep expanding the list to include all specialties. This is only available for the Platinum bundle.

🎁 Access to our Courses: Get free access to our courses and give your application that standout edge! Courses available to pick from include: The Comprehensive Research Course, the Statistics Course, how to find Research Positions Course, the Biostatistics Course, the STEP 3 CCS course, and how to study for exams course

📃 Access to our Guides: Get access to our letter of recommendation templates, letter of interest templates, letter of intent templates, Match guide, and post-Match guides. These resources will help you navigate the intricate steps of the Match and post-Match journey.

👨‍💼 24/7 customer support: Our 24/7 customer support service ensures you’re never alone in your journey. You’ll be connected with one of our dedicated support team members via WhatsApp for round-the-clock assistance with any queries about your package or documents. Additionally, our team will conduct an introductory session with you, acquainting you with the specifics of your package and addressing any questions regarding subsequent steps.

👨‍💻 SOAP support: Our team will provide essential guidance during this process, helping you understand how SOAP works, advising on how to rank the SOAP-offered programs, and assisting in timely and effective communication with these programs. This support will be delivered via live webinars where we’ll discuss the SOAP process in detail, as well as through 1-on-1 advising sessions utilizing your remaining advising/interview prep hours.

💯 Match Guarantee: If you don’t secure a residency spot this year, rest assured, we’ll continue to provide edits for your CV and Personal Statement until you successfully MATCH! This is only available for the Platinum bundle.

Do you really need this package? 📖

Are you wondering, “Do I truly need this Match Application package? Can’t I simply navigate the residency application process on my own?” The internet is indeed filled with a wealth of resources, but the vital question remains – how much of this information can you trust? The internet is filled with misleading content. Sure, after one or two match cycles, you might figure out what works and what doesn’t, but isn’t it better to get it right the first time? So, can this package expedite your path, mitigate the risk of unsuccessful match attempts, and enhance your probability of success? The answer is a resounding yes!

🤔 Consider this: This package can spare you countless hours that you’d otherwise spend seeking out fragmented resources, many of which might not offer the comprehensive guidance you need. It also prevents you from repeating common mistakes, thereby streamlining your path towards residency.

💁‍♂️ Imagine this: By leveraging the guidance, tools, and support this package offers, you could potentially secure your dream residency placement much sooner. That equates to starting your career earlier, gaining invaluable experience, and yes, earning a professional income sooner. So, while our Match Application package comes with a price tag, it’s an investment that could pay significant dividends for your future!

Moreover, our package is not just about information – it’s about personalized support. With 24/7 customer service, unlimited access to a dedicated advisor, and a plethora of valuable resources like templates and guides, we are with you every step of the way.

Now, ask yourself: Is it worth enrolling in this package, considering the potential time saved, the stress reduced, and the professional advancement I could gain? We believe the answer is a definite “YES”! 👌

Save hundreds of thousands of dollars 💰 !

👨‍⚕️ While you go over the price of this package, remember to consider the immense value it brings (think about the return on your investment ‘aka ROI’). When you treat your residency application as a serious endeavor and invest in your own success, you reap substantial benefits. This package is about more than just saving time and optimizing your residency application; it’s about preventing costly missteps that could compromise your dream residency placement. It significantly boosts your chances of matching into your preferred specialty, and essentially, your dream career in medicine. This is an investment that can genuinely alter your life’s course.

Also, remember that the difference between a resident’s and an attending’s salary can range between $200,000 and $600,000 💰. This means that postponing or failing your Match application and the onset of your residency, due to a subpar CV and lack of adequate preparation, can result in a significant loss of potential salary. So, the later you start your residency, the greater the financial loss.

🎯 Finally, a significant factor contributing to the cost is our team of advisors. We pride ourselves on having a cadre of advisors who are not only experienced but also current residents in the U.S. They bring firsthand knowledge of the process and an up-to-date understanding of what program directors are looking for. This invaluable insight is hard to come by and goes beyond the scope of conventional advisement.

Don’t let this golden opportunity for future success slip through your fingers.

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Platinum

Match Application Package

What's included

$3500 USD

Gold

Match Application Package

What's included

$1999 USD

Silver

Match Application Package

What's included

$999 USD

* Gain UNLIMITED access to a residency match advisor (matched resident in the U.S.) via WhatsApp, text, or email for personalized, constant guidance throughout your application process.

** The Residency Program Navigator is a comprehensive guide with detailed information about residency programs (# of IMGs, cutoff scores, YOG, VISA, etc), aiding applicants in selecting programs best suited to their application

+ Includes letter of recommendation templates, letter of interest templates, letter of intent templates, post-Match Guide, access to our Match Guide

~ For your course access, you have these options to pick from: The Comprehensive Research Course, the Statistics Course, the ‘How to Find Research Positions’ Course, the Biostatistics Course, the STEP 3 CCS course, and the ‘How to Study for Exams’ course!

# If you don’t secure a residency spot this year, rest assured, we’ll continue to provide edits for your CV and Personal Statement until you successfully match! Please note, it doesn’t cover repeating interview preparation or advising hours (if these were already used), and it does not guarantee a residency spot in the U.S.

These packages can be customized to fit your needs. For any questions about customizing the match application packages, please schedule a free session HERE.
Not sure if the Match Package is the right fit for you?

We understand that making a decision like this can be challenging. That’s why we offer a complimentary one-on-one Zoom call with our support team. During this call, we can discuss your goals, answer any questions you may have, and determine if the Match Application Packages align with your needs.

🤙 Simply book a free 15 min 1:1 Zoom call with us and let’s explore the possibilities together.

What to expect? 👨‍💼❓❔

Step 1 📝

Upon registration, you’ll receive a detailed email that introduces you to our resources, advisors, and outlines the subsequent steps. We’ll also connect you with our customer support team, who will guide you through an introductory session about your package and provide you with round-the-clock support.

Step 2 👨‍🔬

We will ask you to send us a draft of your personal statement and ERAS CV. After you pick your advisor, we will connect you to start arranging your advising sessions and get connected with the advisor for your unlimited support.

Step 3 💬

As the interview season approaches, we’ll provide you with a list of our advisors who conduct interview preparation sessions. You can pick your preferred advisor and we’ll arrange for your interview sessions. But our assistance doesn’t end there. We continue to support you till Match day, and in the unfortunate event that you don’t secure a residency spot this year, we’re still by your side. We’ll provide SOAP support and continued edits for your CV and Personal Statement until you achieve a successful match!

We have helped folks like you MATCH into
Top-Notch
Residency Programs

Advisors from TOP-NOTCH Institutions

Heya-Batah

Internal Medicine Resident/ The Cleveland Clinic

Chief Neurosurgery Resident/ University of Pittsburgh

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Former A. Program Director/ MedStar Georgetown

Douglas Duffee

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Joseph Sleiman

PGY6 Gastroenterology Fellow /University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Majd El-Harasis

Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow/ Vanderbilt University

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Frequently

Asked Questions

Which package is the best for me?

Deciding on the best package depends on your specific needs. Our Platinum package is highly recommended, offering unlimited access to your advisor, unlimited edits for your personal statement and ERAS CV, and our Match Guarantee policy. Refer to the table above for full package details. Feel free to reach out with any questions using the form below.

What does “unlimited access to an advisor” mean?

It means you will get UNLIMITED access to a dedicated residency match advisor (matched resident/fellow in the U.S.) who is available to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your application process via WhatsApp, text, or email. This will start from the time you sign up to the platinum package until the end of March 2024.

As all our advisors are residents/fellows/attendings in the U.S. with very busy schedules and clinical responsibilities, we kindly request that you give them 24-48 hours to respond to your questions and assist you in your journey. For more in-depth discussions, we recommend utilizing the advising hours included in the platinum package.

The advisor you select for your advising sessions will be the same one providing you with unlimited support throughout the Match season. This continuity ensures personalized follow-up care and dedicated support throughout your journey

How can I select my advisor?

Once registered, we will provide you with a catalog featuring our expert advisors from various specialties. You can review their profiles and choose the advisor that best aligns with your needs. We will then connect you with your preferred advisor and schedule your advising sessions at a time that works for you and your advisor.

To ensure consistent support and guidance, the advisor you select for your residency advising hours will also be the same advisor for your “unlimited access”.

The advisor you choose for your residency advising sessions can differ from the advisor you select for your interview preparation. Some advisors have an additional fee given their longer experience and busier clinical schedule.

Which courses can I have access to?

If you register for the Gold package, you will get access to one of our courses for one month. If you buy the Platinum package, you will get access to two of our courses for one month.

Courses available to pick from include: The Comprehensive Research Course, the Statistics Course, how to find Research Positions Course, the Biostatistics Course, the STEP 3 CCS course, and how to study for exams course!

What is the Residency Program Navigator?

The Residency Program Navigator is an extensive resource that provides in-depth information about residency programs. It includes essential details such as the number and percentage of IMGs in each program, cutoff scores, year of graduation (YOG), visa requirements, location, USCE required, and more. This valuable guide assists applicants in selecting programs that align well with their individual applications and goals.

Currently, the Residency Program Navigator is available for the following specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Neurology. We will keep expanding the list to include all specialties.

What does the “Match Guarantee” mean?

Match Guarantee means if you don’t secure a residency spot this year, we’ll continue to provide edits for your CV and Personal Statement until you successfully match! Please note, it doesn’t cover repeating interview preparation or advising hours (if these were already used), and it does not guarantee a residency spot in the U.S.

How long does it take to edit my documents?

Between 2-4 days.

Will you write the personal statement for me?

While we offer extensive support and guidance, we don’t write the personal statement for you. This is primarily because the residency personal statement is intended to be a genuine reflection of your experiences, aspirations, and personality. It is important that these elements come directly from you for authenticity.

However, if you opt for our ‘Write From Scratch’ package, we will be heavily involved in helping you construct your personal statement. This includes brainstorming sessions with an expert editor to generate ideas and strategize, developing the narrative structure, guiding on how best to showcase your impactful experiences, and meticulous editing for language, grammar, and structure.

In essence, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure your personal statement is compelling, well-crafted, and truly reflective of you. But we do believe that the most effective and genuine personal statements originate from the candidates themselves, with our role being one of guidance, enhancement, and refinement.

Will you write the ERAS Application for me?

While we provide comprehensive support and guidance, we don’t write the ERAS application for you. This is primarily because the application should genuinely reflect your unique experiences, goals, and individuality. For the sake of authenticity, it is crucial that these aspects originate from you.

That said, if you opt for our ‘Write From Scratch’ package, we’ll take an integral role in helping you construct your ERAS application. This service encompasses in-depth brainstorming sessions with a physician advisor to craft your experiences, providing guidance on how best to present your most impactful experiences and hardships, and performing thorough editing for language, grammar, and structure.

Essentially, we’ll be with you every step of the way, ensuring your ERAS application is engaging, well-crafted, and truly reflective of you. But it’s important to remember that the most effective and genuine applications are those that come from the candidates themselves, with our role being to provide guidance, enhancement, and refinement.

What is the refund policy?

After editing your documents, we do not provide refunds. However, we are dedicated to working with you to ensure your personal statement and ERAS CV are optimized to the best possible version, aiming for your 100% satisfaction. Your successful Match is our utmost priority!

If you are not satisfied with your advisor after the first session, kindly inform us, and we will happily assign you a new advisor. Additionally, we will not count the unsatisfactory session towards your total sessions.

I have not started writing my personal statement or ERAS CV, can you help me?

Yes. You can reach out to our email info@thematchguy.com for a custom quote on combining the packages above with helping you write your personal statement or ERAS CV from scratch.

Is it possible to purchase these services individually, without opting for a package?

Absolutely! You have the flexibility to purchase our services individually based on your specific needs.

You can sign up to the personal statement editing here.

You can sign up to the ERAS CV editing here.

You can sign up to the residency advising here.

You can sign up to the interview preparation here.

What if you do not show up to a scheduled interview/advising session?

Interview/advising sessions can be rescheduled with prior notice of more than 24 hours. However, if you miss a scheduled session without prior notification or provide notification less than 24 hours before the session, it will be considered completed due to the busy schedules of our advisors. We appreciate your understanding in accommodating their demanding clinical commitments.

Did you work with prior students?

Yes. And you can check their great experience on our review page Here

Is it possible to exchange my advising hours for interview preparation hours if needed?

Yes, you have the flexibility to exchange your advising hours for interview preparation hours, and vice versa.

How can I use my advising hours?

There is a total of 4 hours of residency advising divided into the following: Introductory advising session (30 min), advising on program selection (30 min), general advising (4×30 min), Rank Order List advising (1 Hour)

During the Introductory Advising Session, we’ll start by discussing your goals, evaluating your overall application, and creating an individualized roadmap to help you achieve your goal.

During the “advising on program selection” session, we will help you select the programs to apply considering factors such as your specialty interest, your academic and clinical profile, geographic preferences, and the programs’ past selection criteria.

During the Rank Order List advising, we provide guidance on effectively ranking your preferred residency programs for the Match. We consider multiple factors such as program quality, location, your interview experience, program culture, and your career goals. Our aim is to help you make an informed decision and optimize your chances of matching into a program that best fits your needs and aspirations.

You will also have 2 flexible hours at your disposal to address any questions or concerns you might have during the Match process.

While we’ve strategically allocated the advising hours to provide a comprehensive advising experience, you are free to utilize them as you see fit. This flexibility is designed to ensure that our support aligns with your unique needs and queries throughout your residency journey.

With the Gold Package, you can choose between a one-hour general advising session or a personalized discussion with your designated ERAS application physician editor.

What is 24/7 customer support?

Our 24/7 customer support service ensures you’re never alone in your journey. You’ll be connected with one of our dedicated support team members via WhatsApp for round-the-clock assistance with any queries about your package or documents. Additionally, our team will conduct an introductory session with you, acquainting you with the specifics of your package and addressing any questions regarding subsequent steps.

What do you mean by SOAP support?

Our team will provide essential guidance during this process, helping you understand how SOAP works, advising on how to rank the SOAP-offered programs, and assisting in timely and effective communication with these programs. This support will be delivered via live webinars where we’ll discuss the SOAP process in detail, as well as through 1-on-1 advising sessions utilizing your remaining advising/interview prep hours.

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