With Agam Bansal and Rana Prathap
The Residency MATCH Winners
A Collection of IMG Stories
Our bi-weekly podcast is an anthology of stories of the NRMP Residency MATCH from international medical graduates (IMGs) who, with sheer hard work and perseverance, matched into residency programs in the United States.
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The Stories of Perseverance
The Residency Match Winners is a podcast produced with the intent to showcase the journeys of international medical graduates (IMGs) and how they overcame the challenges of the USMLE Residency MATCH.
We hope this podcast will be a platform to inspire and answer the questions of countless IMGs who are in various stages of their USMLE Residency MATCH.
Episode 03 | Medhat Farwati | A Truly Inspirational Tale of Turning Adversities into Success
Medhat Farwati is a PGY-3 internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program. Having faced so much hardship in his USMLE journey, Medhat achieved everything in his life with his persistence, determination, and hard work. Listen to Medhat’s inspirational journey – from studying Kaplan books with his cellphone’s flashlight to matching to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Cleveland Clinic.
January 22, 2022Listen →
Episode 02 | Alejandro Duran Crane | A Chief Resident’s Perspective of the Application Review Process
December 24, 2021Listen →
Meet the Producers
Agam is currently a PGY-3 Internal Medicine Resident at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He was born in the northern part of India and did his schooling in Mussoorie. Agam attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal, India. During his time at the medical school, Agam became interested in medical research and this was one of the primary reasons for pursuing his residency in the United States. He will be starting his Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in July 2022.
In his free time, Agam enjoys playing table tennis and loves cooking.
Rana Prathap is a PGY-2 Internal Medicine resident at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey. Born and brought up in the coastal state of Kerala, India, Rana now enjoys his time at the shores of Long Branch.
In his free time, he composes music, plays the piano, and enjoys creating and maintaining websites. With the Residency MATCH Winners podcast, Rana unites with his long-time friend Agam and assumes the role of web development, audio production, and social media management.