The match procedure for a United States (US) residency is a complex and difficult process. As the gap between the number of available residency positions in the US and the number of graduating United States medical students narrows, the amount of positions available to international medical graduates decrease. To successfully match into a training position there are multiple criteria such as scores on the United States Medical Licensure Examination, previous US medical experience and prior participation in research. Therefore, preparing for this process and enhancing the educational grounding of highly selected international medical graduates in research, clinical experience and exposure to the US medical system will be beneficial.
Leonardo Tamariz, M.D, M.P.H
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Miami
aims of UMPIRE
Physicians planning to do residencies in the United States in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesia, Neurology, and Pediatrics.
specific learning experiences:
Six months to one year of such training starting in September and March of each year. The timeframe depends on the track selected by the trainee. The abbreviated research track will be 6-month duration and the extended research track will be 12-month duration. Both tracks will have components of research, patient safety, problem based and simulation based learning and clinical rotations.