As a physician myself, and after helping THOUSANDS of international graduates match with their dream US residencies, I’ve seen it all

  • Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the super competitive US residency matching system
  • Maybe you didn’t get perfect scores in school, or are worried you have red flags on your application
  • Maybe you’re worried it’s been “too long” since you graduated
  • Maybe you’re scared your personal statement won’t be good enough, or feel intimidated by the interview process

If this sounds (a little too) familiar, then IMG Roadmap®️ is for YOU, my friend.

Whether you’re an American who graduated from an international medical school, or you’re a foreign graduate, I promise you, you can do this. Here’s how I know…

I myself am originally from Cameroon. I had a dream of practicing medicine in the United States, but I was initially rejected by the only medical school in my home country.

I learned the hard way that not all international med school programs are created equal. I had to pivot, then pivot again, until I stumbled upon a path into the United States medical school system. (A “plan” I do not recommend!)

I joke that I was “broke, busted, and disgusted” living in a 200-square-foot apartment in a rough part of Chicago. I started my application process without a plan or strategy, had tons of errors in my personal statement, and had no idea about how internships could influence my application.

Not only did I have many red flags that were easily avoided, but I was also dealing with the emotional and mental turmoil of being an immigrant in the United States.

Fast Forward: I was able to network effectively and got accepted into a residency program that appreciated my background. After becoming Chief Resident in my residency, I got an inside look into what makes a successful resident application…

I started to ask myself: What can I do to make this process easier on other people??

The IMG Roadmap®️ is the EXACT program I wish I’d had to guide me through the daunting process of applying and matching to US medical residencies (without going crazy or losing hope)!

“I wanted to share the good news, I matched into a categorical IM program in New York!...

The change you made where you spoke about the IMG mindset left a huge impact on me. I believe that’s what made the difference in my enthusiasm in attempting to reapply for residency.

I took your advice about publishing and was able to publish an abstract at the ASN last October and obtained a 1-month observership. 

I believe what you taught us is invaluable. Thanks for everything!”

-Domonic Archer

Domonic Archer Testimonial
Here’s exactly what you’ll learn inside the IMG Roadmap®️:

The IMG Roadmap®️ course is broken into six, self-paced modules….

  1. MINDSET: Owning your red flags, understanding your value, overcoming “imposter syndrome”, and moving forward with confidence!
  2. REJECTION-PROOF NETWORKING: How to network in such a way that you attract mentors, sponsors, and colleagues who can help you get to where you want to go faster!
  3. BUILD A STRATEGIC LIST OF PLACES TO APPLY: Don’t waste money applying to programs that are unlikely to accept you! Invest your application dollars with intention by creating a list of programs that fit YOU. In other words, make sure you’re barking up the right tree!
  4. HOW TO WRITE A MAGNETIC PERSONAL STATEMENT: Learn to use your unique story to write a personal statement that gets program directors reading your essay from top to bottom! Plus, see examples of successful personal statements that landed IMG Roadmap®️ alumni in their dream residencies.
  5. GATHER LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Learn to seek, find, and secure LOR’s that produce favorable results! Understand what to skip, who to pursue, and how to request an LOR in a way that psychologically influences the letter writer to support you. Included in the course: access to our LOR portal!
  6. HOW TO PACKAGE YOURSELF AS THE PERFECT CANDIDATE! The most valuable module of all… Walk through how to fill out each form field of the application, step by step. First, get clear on how to best represent yourself, present your work competitively on ERAS, learn what experiences to include (or leave out!) on your application, and triage opportunities so you can do what matters most to you down the road.

In short: Learn to represent yourself as the physician you’ve been working hard to become so you can match with your dream US residency!
As an IMG Roadmap®️ student, you’ll also get access to a huge library of BONUSES like…
  • Email templates
  • Downloadable “Cheat Sheets”
  • “Swipe files” of example applications
  • Networking prompts for meetings, conferences, and events
  • Sponsorship/mentorship request email templates
  • A Personal Statement library
  • LOR Templates
  • A copy of Dr. Lum’s audiobook, “Still MD”

Want more (even more) details? Watch the video: What is the IMG Roadmap®️ Course?

Everything you need to get ready for September…

How Dr. Lum and the IMG Roadmap®️ can help you match with your dream residency:

  • THE IMG ROADMAP®️ COURSE: 6 self-paced “teaching sessions” where you’ll learn absolutely everything you need to get you ready for September!
  • LIVE TEACHING SESSIONS: Available only in March and April, you have the option to join Dr. Lum for “teaching sessions” on the weekly topic, then again for mid-week “office hours” (Q&A on anything from the course).
  • 1:1 COACHING: Need personalized one-on-one help? Book a coaching session with Dr. Lum and receive anything from interview help, personal statement reviews, and tips to improve your odds for a match!

The IMG Roadmap is a comprehensive, thoughtful, and inspiring resource of information that is truly helpful for an international medical graduate.

I attended the course for two years in a row – the first year I attended it out of curiosity, but it was clear to me from the beginning that I would implement her advice at the time of application.

Dr. Nina Lum has incredible insight into the process and shares valuable advice while offering tremendous support and access to a growing community of success stories.

-Lara Žekar

Matched Emergency Medicine

Dr. Lum's course has so much valuable information. This is where to go first when you don't know where to look for the answer to your questions. The previous students' interviews are so helpful because you find out inside information you can't find anywhere else. On top of all this, Dr. Lum is so responsive when you have a specific question."

-Dr. Saba Ali

Matched Family Medicine in 2023

“I’m so very grateful to have found you and your course, it truly has been a game changer. This was my second round applying and I can honestly say that you have been a huge part of this success. Your tips are so practical and incredibly helpful and I think the interview prep session honestly put me in the best position possible to kill the real interviews–a most worthy investment! Despite the odds (not the best test scores, only a handful of interviews) I got to match at my top program and I’m truly grateful for the time and energy you put in to help me get there. I 10/10 recommend it to students even in their second and third years as a lot of the content i.e. how to approach getting LoRs on rotation, how to network, etc. would’ve been so useful had I had it earlier. Even finding you late in the game as an older grad was a major win though. Thank you thank you thank you!!!"

-Dr. Simone Gadpaille

Matched General Surgery (Prelim) in 2023

"I am thankful that I found Dr. Lum's course.

Not only did it offer concrete and objective tools to help me through the challenging years of medical school and the application process to residency, but it also gave me hope and inspiration that IMG's have worth and can be successful in the United States.

I recommend her course to every IMG I meet and mentor."

-Dr. Nikolina Madjer

Matched Internal Medicine

OK, I’m really excited! How much is the investment?

Inside the IMG Roadmap®️ course, you’re getting access to:
  • A full course on mindset & confidence ($1000 value)
  • A full course on networking ($1000 value)
  • A full course on strategically picking programs most likely to accept you ($1000 value)
  • A full course on writing a standout personal statement ($1500 value)
  • A full course on gathering LOR’s that produce favorable results, including an LOR portal ($1500 value)
  • A full course on “personal branding” that shows you not only how to fill out every single step inside your residency applications, but also how to best represent yourself as the reliable physician you’ve worked so hard to become! ($2000 value)

Not to mention high-value bonuses and downloads worth over $2,000 like:
  • Email templates
  • Swipe files
  • LOR templates
  • Personal statement library
  • And MORE!

While valued at over $10,000(!!!), you can access the IMG Roadmap®️ for a one-time payment of $297 (save $9,703 by paying all at once)
Other Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll, every single resource inside the IMG Roadmap®️ is yours from now until the moment you match!

Can I join if I’m a first or second year medical student?

I think the perfect time to join this program is early in medical school! This allows you enough time to design the medical student career that you want, leading up to matching strategically with your dream residency down the road.

What if I’m an “Old Grad”?

Absolutely! I’ve had students who saw success even after graduating up to 13 years ago! Your age and your year of graduation shouldn’t hold you back. In fact, you can leverage your expertise and experience as an “older grad” into landing your dream residency.

Will I get personalized help with my application?

While 1:1 help is not included in the self-paced IMG Roadmap®️ course, if you feel you need one on one help with your application, I’ve got you covered! You can either opt to join the LIVE teaching component with office hours and weekly lessons (this only happens for six weeks in March and April), or you can learn more about 1:1 coaching with me here.

What is the success rate of this program? How do I know this will help me match?

Watch my answer to this question HERE:

This isn’t just about “matching”…this is about taking charge of the trajectory of your life.

If you hear nothing else, hear this:

It doesn’t matter how many “red flags” you have.

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long ago you graduated.

It doesn’t matter if English is your first language or not.

If you come to this program with a willingness to leave imposter syndrome behind and step fully into your power, you can positively impact NOT ONLY your own medical career, but the health and wealth of future generations of your family.

You, my friend, are worth the investment. I’m so excited to witness your journey.