SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) We get so many threads asking the same questions, usually answered by people who dont really know what theyre talking about that I thought I would answer some of these questions from the perspective of an FMG who was applying to academic programs. This thread is more useful for those applying to the major academic centers (as that is what my experience is of) but may be useful for others. It is not aimed at Caribbean students (which is a whole different ball game, or FMGs who are many years out of medical school). Please do not PM me unless you have a private question that cannot be answered here or I will delete it.