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Large Number of Medical Residency Applicants Receive Rejections

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- This year marked the 16th consecutive increase in the number of medical residency positions offered and Residents Medical, an educational and residency placement organization, is taking notice.

According to the National Residents Matching Program, this year an all-time high of 30,232 PGY-1 positions were offered. The trend in the total number of applicants is even more dramatic. In 1952, there were 6,000 and in 1999 there were more than 36,000. After a brief decline between 1999 and 2003 (about 5,000), those number have continued to rise again. In 2018, the number of applicants reached an all-time high of nearly 44,000.

The bottom line? There are more applicants than residency slots.

Beyond these stats, the competition is fierce. The medical residency application pool comes from a worldwide database of medical school graduates. Out of these applicants, some come from foreign schools and are required to obtain visas. Many U.S. citizens have also completed medical school abroad to finish up the residency part of their training in order to obtain board-certification.

This year a record number of applicants have received rejection notices for an interview from the residency training programs they applied to. In order for a residency applicant to become a residency candidate they must have at least one interview. The residency programs are just too overwhelmed. In fact, at some primary care residency programs there are more than 5,000 applicants for a few dozen slots.

"Residents Medical has amassed a reputation for being the sole leader in preparing, educating and helping applicants who have a difficult time achieving medical residency to get interviews and ultimately land a prized residency position," Dr. Syed, Guidance Counselor at Residents Medical, says. "We help them to prepare their CVs and ensure they will stand out from the crowd."

Residents Medical professional and systematic approach seems to be working. Dr. Syed reports that all of this season's candidates have gotten interviews.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative organization with a sphere of influence in medical education. Its main focus is on Graduate Medical Education, medical residency and fellowships.

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Residents Medical Creates Pathways for Medical Residency Applicants

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- For medical students who want to practice medicine in the U.S., September is the most important month. Why? September is when the application process starts for medical school graduates to begin their hands-on training or Graduate Medical Education (GME). The competition is fierce. That's where Residents Medical comes in.

Without an accredited medical residency training that ranges from three to seven years, dependent upon medical specialty, a medical school graduate cannot practice medicine in the U.S. And, for the last decade there has been a big disparity in the number of applicants versus available training slots. On average, each year, 6,000 residency applicants fail to land a residency. The problem is referred to as the "Residency Bottleneck." In addition to this bottleneck, there also happens to be a doctor shortage in America like never seen before.

Since the 1990s, Residents Medical has helped its applicants to achieve prized medical residencies through its comprehensive services that include GME, preparatory and placement services. As a result, Residents Medical has been getting national recognition because of its innovative approach and success in assisting medical school graduates, worldwide.

For this residency application year, Residents Medical has helped its roster of students and candidates to prepare for and land coveted residency position interviews that have led to a post-graduate year residency training position. For example, Dr. Gill, a Residents Medical Placement Program Alumnus, was integrated into Keck School of Medicine of USC's Internal Medicine Department in a paid research associate position.

He worked under a world-renowned Research Primary Investigator and received medical training exposure in rotations at USC. After submitting research papers that he co-authored to medical journals, some of his research ended up being published in esteemed medical journals. He also obtained letters of recommendation from tenures. All of these factors strengthened his CV and made him a sought-after residency candidate. In the end, Dr. Gill was invited for an interview at a central California Family Medicine Residency Program where he was accepted as staff resident.

"I was applying for years, but couldn't get matched into a residency," Dr. Gill says. "I had average scores and graduated from a top medical school in India, but as an International Medical Graduate, it was tough. Residents Medical put me in a lauded University Hospital and academic setting - a place where I could prove myself."

Another Residents Medical alumnus, Dr. Javvaji, was placed in an unaccredited, one-year residency position at a residency program. An unaccredited PGY-1 offers the same experience as an accredited PGY-1 because the medical school graduate functions as an intern, and works alongside residents and faculty. He proved himself as a resident and was offered an interview at the program, and pre-matched into an accredited residency.

Residents Medical's unparalleled courses and pathways demonstrate that they are experts in understanding GME. They have created the means and the ways for capable MDs to have a chance to live their professional dreams.

From October through December, approximately 9,000 applicants will receive rejections from residency programs. Some may not even land one interview. Residents Medical offers hope to those rejected applicants by creating a real plan.

Once these applicants are vetted and accepted as a Residents Medical residency placement candidate, they can achieve their dream residency. They need to stick to the plan, work hard and prove themselves to the programs where they are integrated. They will get invited to interviews and continue moving forward in strengthening their skills.

"Every day, Residents Medical's phones, chatrooms, and emails are enumerated with overwhelmed residency applicants who have been rejected and/or don't know where to start," Sheila Aula, senior guidance counselor at Residents Medical, says. "Top U.S. medical schools have a mechanism in place to help their medical students transition, but lower-tier U.S. medical schools, Caribbean medical schools, and foreign medical schools don't. Twenty-five years ago it was a lot simpler. The game has changed, and that game is fierce and lopsided."

Residents Medical has created a niche in this highly-specialized field and is helping the community and residency programs, alike, to showcase the heart of American perseverance and entrepreneurship.

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Lauded Everest Foundation Research Scholars Land Their Medical Residency

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Everest Foundation (EF) just released its 2018 list of EF Scholars that landed a medical residency training slot on July 1, 2018. Shirisha Reddy, M.D. and Sharjeel Israr, M.D. were among the people to start their residency on July 1; both are from South Asia.

The Everest Foundation picked these two distinguished physician trainees and funded their research and educational tenures at two top university affiliated training hospitals. EF also works with Residents Medical, an education and preparatory organization, which was responsible for preparing, grooming and educating both candidates.

Dr. Reddy is a graduate of China's, Southeast University. While there, she received a "Best Student Award" for the 2012 class. She also completed a series of clinical externships and observerships in New Jersey and interned at the Nanjing Medical University Affiliated Hospital in China, where she was awarded "Best Intern of the Year" in 2011-2012. During her tenure as a distinguished Everest Foundation Scholar, Reddy set herself apart during her residency interview, in the Post-Match SOAP part of the National Residency Match Program.

After a successful interview, Reddy was given an invitation and was accepted into the UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program, a top training program in the country. As a PGY-1 ACGME Accredited medial resident, she is now excelling and making The Everest Foundation proud and is another success story of EF's Scholars Program. She is helping both the community and the individual daily.

Dr. Israr is a graduate of St. George's University, one of the premier medical schools in the Caribbean. The Everest Foundation sponsored Israr's research tenure at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked under a well published author and cardiothoracic surgeon. This surgeon was the primary investigator for his research projects and he closely observed Israr.

Israr's mentor was also the head of all residency programs at the teaching hospital, and under his scrutiny, Israr proved himself worthy of an interview and landed his dream residency in General Surgery.

Both Israr and Reddy had to compete with hundreds of applicants to achieve their residency goals. As Everest Foundation Scholars, the two became published authors of very important studies and their work is now in prestigious medical journals.

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The Everest Foundation supports medical schools and teaching hospitals, globally, by funding their initiatives and providing recipients and partners with Everest Foundation Scholars. These Doctors Reddy and Israr will go in to help humanity with an illustrious career as a Physician/Researcher(s). The foundation's goal is to create tomorrow's doctors with an emphasis on academic medicine.

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Residents Medical Tackles Severe Doctor Shortage in America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- It's a fact. There's an increasing shortage of primary and specialty care physicians in the U.S. According to new research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, estimates show that by 2030 there could be a shortage of up to 120,000 licensed physicians. Residents Medical is working to help fill the gap.

Year after year, approximately 5,000 U.S. medical student graduates and graduates from abroad, do not land a medical residency. And, since an Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education residency must be completed to practice medicine in the U.S., it's a matter of supply and demand. There are simply more medical school graduates applying than there are residency positions. On the flipside, there are more licensed doctor positions available than there are doctors. It's a Catch 22.

Historically, physicians from other countries have helped to fill the void, but often have difficulty finding residencies. Residents Medical, an education, preparatory, placement and consulting organization, has removed this barrier.

Dr. Vivek, a Residents Medical alumnus says, "As a recent graduate of Residents Medical residency placement program, I can attest to the fact that I tried for years to land a medical residency. I was about to give up. I was so happy to find out about Residents Medical and they helped me land a residency."

Dr. Vivek, who was a graduate of a medical school in India, brings a great deal of assets with him. He has diversified experience and is willing to practice in rural and underserved areas where others may not be willing to go.

"I see a need in these areas and there are many like me waiting in the wings," Vivek says. "I want to give back. Without Residents Medical preparing me, and The Everest Foundation creating an opportunity, I would not have this residency position."

The synergy between these two organizations is working and helping to fill the void. The Everest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the advancement of Graduate Medical Graduation (GME) that funds residency slots, research initiatives and has assisted in getting telemedicine programs up and running in rural communities. Residents Medical and the Everest Foundation are Indian founded and have shared ownership. The Everest Foundation has also set up initiatives that support an outreach of non-compliant patients in vulnerable population areas to help with follow-up care.

In order to be accepted into Residents Medical residency placement program, students and candidates often need to commit to practice (after completing their residency) in a depressed community for at least three years.

This works because Residents Medical helps the teaching hospital with a prepared residency candidate, and the community gets a much-needed physician. Residents Medical works with The Everest Foundation, hand-in-hand, and examines the needs of each community to ensure its matching the right candidate with the right opportunity.

Professor Raj Ramsamooj, M.D., Director of Foundation Operations, says, "I have talked with Program Directors, Medical Directors and Deans and they tell me that there is not a General Surgeon within a 50-mile radius in some of their communities. And I'm not talking about parts of Montana here. This shortage is happening in rural parts of California. For example, just outside of Sacramento, this shortage is eating away at our populations."

Sheila Aula, senior guidance counselor at Residents Medical, says that while areas such as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica don't have a doctor shortage, a quick 20-minute drive to parts of East Los Angeles do.

"We're helping these communities one resident at a time," she says.

Residents Medical candidates not only receive invitations for interviews, which they are prepared for, but many are subsequently offered a residency position beyond and outside of the traditional residency placement season (typically September through March).

"So, while many other applicants lose hope at the end of March, our footprint is continuous," Aula explains.

The bottom line: Residents Medical is onto something. Its "Residency Dream Team" helps candidates achieve their "Dream Residency" while tackling the serious doctor shortage issue. Their approach is innovative, pioneering and sustainable. The results on both fronts are exceptional.

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March is Residency Match Month: Residents Medical Candidates Achieve Medical Residency across America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Every March dozens of Residents Medical medical residency candidates find out if they attained their much-desired medical residency. There is no other more anticipated event for medical school graduates than the National Resident's Matching Program (NRMP) Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Programs (SOAP). More than 50,000 applicants apply annually, but more than 5,000 don't make the cut. Residents Medical works to ensure their medical residency candidates achieve their dream residency.

Without completing a medical residency, a medical school graduate is unable to become a board-certified physician and practice medicine. Year after year these thousands of "unmatched" residency applicants have compounded into a residency bottleneck. There are just too many applicants, and not enough training positions in teaching hospitals. The anomaly of it is that throughout America, especially in low-income and rural areas, there's a severe doctor shortage.

In step with March's run for medical residency, Residents Medical's medical residency candidates completed a rigorous preparatory process, and after successful completion, interviewed for ACGME Accredited Residency Positions. The results were impressive. On Match Day, they learned that their dream residency had been fulfilled.

So, what's the key to Residents Medical success? This unique organization has a sphere of influence that targets Graduate Medical Education (GME). This year, many professional aspirations came to pass for Residents Medical roster.

Sheila Aula, the program's Senior Guidance Counselor and Manager, clearly expressed the mandate of Residents Medical. "Our candidates not only obtain their dream residency in the match, but throughout the year our cohorts achieve their dream residency through proprietary and exclusive opportunities assisted by our Residency Dream Team," she says. "With so many Indian-American medical graduates being helped, Residents Medical is an enviable organization. It's a great place to start if one needs a competitive edge."

In addition to these students and candidates achieving residency training through NRMP Match Days, many candidates also received invitations for a residency slot before the main match in the Pre-Match.

For example, Dr. Dande was a candidate who worked hard to complete a tenure at an Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's affiliated research program. As a result, she was invited for an interview and selected in a sought after, exclusive Pre-Match position.

Dr. Kumar, among dozens of other Residents Medical candidates, also successfully obtained residency on "Match Day." He came to Residents Medical and completed a rigorous candidacy rehabilitation program, which mitigated his United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) failed test attempts. He proved himself to Residents Medical and to the residency program leadership and achieved his dream residency in North Carolina.

Dr. Akshay, a graduate from a medical school in Nepal, developed his acumen with Residents Medical and achieved his dream residency though the SOAP Match into a top university program in Alabama.

Many of Residents Medical candidates will continue to be invited for interviews and obtain a prized residency slot through September of 2018. This exclusive approach is Residents Medical cohesion with The Everest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), which gives their cohorts a chance to become Everest Scholars and to integrate into a residency program to prove themselves worthy of a residency position.

Some of Residents Medical candidates have also gone on to achieve their dream fellowship after residency. Dr. Amir completed his pathology residency at UC Davis and is now doing his fellowship at Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA. Dr. Shawn completed his general surgery residency in New York and has started his fellowship at Harvard.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative organization with a sphere of influence in medical education. After preparation, education and a qualification process, its candidates are nominated for The Everest Foundation's "Everest Scholars" tenure, and they're matched into accredited medical residency programs for research and other CV-building procurements. If they prove themselves, they're given interviews for a coveted Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency position.

"The better Residents Medical does, the more good the Everest Foundation can do in providing medical schools and teaching hospitals with much needed help," Aula says. "There's such a need in GME and in alleviating the residency bottleneck."

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The Everest Foundation Helps to Fund Medical Residency Positions and Fund Research at Teaching Hospitals

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- It has been an enormously successful year for almost two dozen Everest Foundation Scholars who are actively working on research projects for submission and hopeful publication in esteemed medical journals as well as starting their medical residency training in coveted ACGME Accredited residency programs across the U.S.

The Everest Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports medical research, domestic and global health initiatives and even residency positions with a number of U.S medical schools and community-based hospitals. With a mission statement that spells out its mandate: "Part of the Cure," The Everest Foundation has a laser focus on the advancement of (GME) Graduate Medical Education during these exciting and challenging times for U.S. healthcare.

This year, two distinguished Everest Foundation Scholars were recognized for their extraordinary gifts. Dr. R. Sahni, a medical graduate from India, was awarded "Resident of the Year" at the University of Alabama SOM Internal Medicine Residency Program; and Dr. Milad Modarresi was awarded first place in the state of West Virginia for his research poster presentation at the 12th Annual West Virginia Geriatric Society Scientific Assembly.

Sahni has also been featured in a nationwide webinar for Residents Medical which platformed his commitment to gain the skills and experience for residency while Modarresi was later highlighted for a second time as a researcher with West Virginia Congressman, Evan Jenkins, at a conference focused on opioid use and problems facing the state.

Sahni had been an Everest Foundation Scholar for two years overseeing research projects and publications at both New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the James A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, respectively.

Initially, having trouble obtaining a medical residency, Sahni was recommended to The Everest Foundation by Residents Medical, an educational company in California that specializes in preparing medical students and graduates a strong CV necessary for residency by making them prolific researchers and clinicians. This pathway has worked for many Everest Foundation Scholars throughout the years, including Sahni. The pathway worked for Sahni who matched in SOAP last year, in part due to his excellent research work at Icahn and at Burn Schools of Medicine, respectively.

This year, Modarresi matched into a General Surgery program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where he was doing his lauded research work as an Everest Foundation Scholar and Fellow in Orthopedics.

It's no secret that research publication in any specialty often ranks residency candidates higher when applying for GME positions, according to many program directors.

"Part of our mission is to support the 'six core competencies' of the ACGME with all of our initiatives and Scholars, so we hope to continue to make a positive impact on GME programs across America," Mrs. Agata Everest, chairperson of The Everest Foundation, says.

Mrs. Everest, a former healthcare clinician from Europe, underscores that U.S. and foreign medical graduates (FMGs) know that the application competition for residency is getting tougher and tougher.

"Each year, nearly 1,000 U.S. medical school graduates and approximately 11,000 foreign medical graduates are not matching into residency," Mrs. Everest says. "And nearly 5,000 of the more than 43,000 applicants, mostly FMGs, are not getting any interviews at all after applying into the National Residency Matching Program."

Every year, The Everest Foundation helps many of its research scholars and fellows into residency as they work to navigate these daunting numbers. Projections for the years ahead look equally challenging. So, graduate medical students and graduates who conduct real paradigm changing research and clinical work with The Everest Foundation are reaping positive benefits.

"Dr. Sahni and Dr. Modarresi are celebrated success stories. They are an inspiration to our current Everest Scholars," Mrs. Everest says. "We're trying to improve patient care with better research and prepared physicians as a foundation, but we're also happy that we can assist many of our fellows become board certified doctors by doing residency."

By supporting medical residency training programs, our foundation addresses both the great "Bottleneck" of medical school graduates looking to land a medical residency slot and address the doctor shortage in America. We get to see many of our Everest Foundation Scholars and Fellows become board certified doctors, all the while supporting Residency Training Programs and Graduate Medical Education at Schools of Medicine who don't always get all the support they need.

About The Everest Foundation:

The Everest Foundation is engaged in clinical, research at various U.S. medical schools and ACGME teaching hospitals across the country. It sponsors numerous collaborations nationally in various specialties including: Internal Medicine, Physical Rehabilitative Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics and Psychiatry.

Organizations, teaching hospitals, medical schools or health systems that are interested in an alliance with The Everest Foundation, should visit: or call 310-477-7800.

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Residents Medical’s Candidates ‘Match’ into 2017 Medical Residency Positions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Since November 2016, during what is called the "Pre-Match" cycle, Residents Medical's candidates have been offered coveted and competitive ACGME accredited medical residency training slots. In the graduate medical field, this is the time when they find out where they will be starting their medical residency training.

Although Residents Medical was assisting these candidates to be placed in these positions months before Match week began, the majority of the tens of thousands of residency applicants didn't find out where they would be training until the week of March 13, 2017.

The completion of medical residency training is the only way the MD degree of a graduate is activated. This enables the graduate to achieve board certification in specialties ranging from Anesthesiology to Urology.

The disparity lies in the 43,157 residency candidates that applied for 27,688 positions and the astounding 15,469 applicants that did not achieve a residency position. These applicants will be behind the curve, restless and ostracized from the medical community, and this is where Residents Medical helps.

"Many of our candidates achieved a successful match on March 13, 2017, and are well on their way to a lustrous career," said Residents Medical President, Agata Everest. "These are the candidates that were vetted and proved themselves. They were given an opportunity to shine and demonstrate their talents in order to help mankind."

Residents Medical has a multi-prong method. It is the only organization of its sorts in the highly-specialized field of Graduate Medical Education. Residents Medical is part medical education, part consulting, part preparatory and part residency placement. The Company works with candidates and institutions alike in the realm of GME. The Company brings a holistic approach to the shortage of residencies that is taking hold of the post-graduate medical education field in America. Thousands of newly minted and marginalized MD's are not achieving medical residency, and therefore, piling up with no place to go. Yet, there is an enormous doctor shortage in rural and venerable populations of America.

Residents Medical's candidates have been offered positions in the Pre-Match, NRMP Match, SOAP Match, and will continue to be offered post-Match and out-of-Match positions throughout 2017.

Residents Medical is the only legitimate organization that is trying to do something about the "residency bottleneck" that has taken a hold of the medical field. The Company is trying to help loosen it one success story at a time. The candidates that come to Residents Medical go through a rigorous process of proving themselves. Residents Medical will also be constructing its new roster in droves after the Match, as it is only getting tougher and tougher for applicants to get into residency.

To all its candidates that are going to be starting their medical residency training this summer, Residents Medical is proud to be part of their achievements. Residents Medical's team will continue to encourage all its potential candidates, as well as its successful graduates, to continue their lifelong passion of helping humanity through medicine.

To the candidates that do not give up and remain tenacious and focused, Residents Medical will hold their hand and help guide them to the finish line this year, just like past years, and many years to come.

Through its association with The Everest Foundation, Residents Medical will continue to assist desirous candidates that work hard and appreciate helping the training hospitals with all their needs in the arena of GME. Residents Medical is very proud and humbled to be part of the solution and innovation of residency placement through these opportunities.

The Company strongly believes in sticking to its mission statement of "Pioneering Medical Education, Globally."

Residents Medical's main focus is clinical research and an expansion of Graduate Medical Education opportunities. Today, through a network of residency programs affiliated with top U.S. medical schools and Residents Medical's collaboration with The Everest Foundation, the Company is able to provide exclusive and premier services for medical students and graduates from all continents to prepare for residency.

Whether a U.S. graduate, IMG or FMG, Residents Medical will evaluate all applicant credentials and develop a unique path to residency that's right for each student.

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