W.E.O Allison completed both a bachelor's degree in Anatomical Sciences and a medical degree in the United Kingdom. Her PhD in Australia focused on the diagnosis of pediatric HIV infection in resource-limited settings.
As an experienced clinician and researcher, she moved to the United States several years a er graduation from medical school, and has worked as a physician in the United Kingdom, Australia and the U.S. While experiencing the residency application process as an international medical graduate, Dr. Allison struggled to find a resource that provided a concise overview of the entire process. She has since been successful in obtaining both residency and fellowship training positions. Her hope is that the book Applying for a Residency Program in the U.S. - A Concise and Practical Guide for the International Medical Graduate will facilitate the residency application process for potential applicants.
This is a no-nonsense guide to the U.S. residency application process for the international medical graduate. Dr. Allison draws upon her personal experience, delivering an informative but deliberately concise and practical description of the process. Recognizing that time is not a luxury afforded to most medical students and doctors, the guide focuses solely on the residency application process, clearly stating at the beginning of the book what it aims to deliver to the reader including:
• Information useful for IMGs who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens, or permanent residents
• Information useful for all IMGs irrespective of how many years they may be post-graduation
• A description of recent changes to the residency application process including electronic document submission, the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), and the "All-In" policy for individual program participation in the National Resident Matching Program
• Realistic options if you are not successful in obtaining a residency position