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  1. M

    Should i get into the USMLE etc process as an IMG? I'm a 32 year old gastroenterologist and an attending in my country.

    Hello everyone, I've been reading alot about the process that IMGs have to go through in order to be licensed to practice in the US. I'm a 32 year old attending in gastro in my home country. For personal reasons, i'm considering moving to the US. I'm asking your honest opinion about: The...
  2. D

    International Medical Student USCE requirements for Neurology

    Hi, I’m an international medical student about to start my last year. Currently I’ve not made my STEP 1 and I’ve read about the importance of USCE. I know my options are limited, but from what I’ve read, clinical electives available for me are 3000-5000 each month. Honestly that’s a lot of money...
  3. M

    Other Unmatched Again! They Don't Care!

    Exams completed. ECFMG certified. No gaps in between and have remained consistent with work in the health field relative to gaining clinical experience. I have called numerous programs where the program directors/coordinators have straight said over the phone "I have not had a chance to check...
  4. GrabYourCoat

    What’s the latest you can take STEP 2 and still match for 2020-2021

    I’m a IMG who graduated in 2018 with US citizenship. I’m an expat who just got back late 2019. I’m studying for my STEPs and want to give STEP 1 and CS by the summer. What’s the latest I can give STEP 2 CK and still match?
  5. GrabYourCoat

    Clinical Experience through Agency

    Hi everyone, I’m an IMG who graduated in 2018. I want to get settled into the US healthcare system. I’m going to give STEP 1 and 2CS by the summer and STEP 2CK right after. The problem is I need LORs by September. Has anyone used a reliable agency for clinical experience/LORs? I found some...
  6. S

    FMGs in academic medicine?

    Is it possible for a foreign medical graduate today become a physician scientist or enter into academic medicine. Given the fact that a lot of NIH grants are given to US citizens only, is it possible for foreign medical graduates to get enough funding to enter academia?? Say if a fmg lands into...
  7. R

    Fellowship as an ECFMG cerified IMG with a General Surgery residency abroad.

    Hi there, I am an ECFMG certified IMG who specialized in general surgeon in a foreign country (not US or Canada). My goal is to get accepted into an ACGME accredited surgery fellowship in the US. I hear about a lot of surgeons doing a non-acgme fellowship, after which they come back to their...
  8. D

    Realistically what are my chances of matching in IM?

    I'm a US-IMG, I graduated in 2018 USMLE: Step 1 236, Step 2 CK 228 and I'm getting my score report for CS tomorrow. I want to prepare for the worst because I messed up three cases. I've done a year of research in the US, have several poster presentations and one journal publication and my US...
  9. M

    How can I get a good program with my non-modifiable factors?

    Hey everyone, I'm currently a PGY2 IM resident at a community program with no internal cardiology fellowship spot. I'm also a US-IMG with average board scores and with currently 1-2 poster presentations under my name and no other research. My goal is to start two retrospective research...
  10. DocHopeful1

    My Vulnerable and Personal Caribbean Medical School Journey

    This is for my Pre-Meds and Non-Traditional students considering a Caribbean medical school. Fair warning, this is going to be a long post, but it will be my personal unbiased journey. I have no secret agenda; I am not trying to convince you to do one thing or another. I will be keeping it 100%...
  11. M

    Other Clinical Fellowship in the US as an Australian?

    Hi all! I'm currently a medical student at University of Queensland. I'm Australian, and I hope to do my residency here is Australia and practice in Australia as an attending in the future. However, to my understanding, the US is really advance in terms of their clinical knowledge and experience...
  12. L

    Other US fellowship eligibility for IMG with residency completed outside the US in a non-ACGME certified program?

    Hello, If an IMG has completed their residency outside the US, in a non-ACGME accredited program; are they still eligible to apply for a US fellowship? If yes, what are their chances of getting licensed for working in the US as physicians? Thank you
  13. EcuMD69

    IMG Internal Medicine Re-Applicants or IMGs with low scores- Match 2020

    Hi everyone, I wanted to create this thread specifically for IMGs that are applying again for the match and/or for IMGs with low USMLE scores. There is another thread for IMGs applying to internal medicine, but it's not very realistic for people like me who are applying again and have low...
  14. simplespring

    Does a clinical elective in a US institution based abroad reflect positively on residency applications?

    Hello everyone, Would anyone know whether doing a clinical elective in a US-institution based internationally would reflect positively on US residency applications? For example, Cleveland Clinic London, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Canada We're told that US Clinical...
  15. simplespring

    US IMGs vs Non-US IMGs - Which has a better chance of getting accepted into residency?

    Hello everyone! I am a final year IMG who has a dual citizenship (US and another foreign country) and am currently in the process of researching/planning for my residency application. However, I have been searching around for data regarding US citizen IMGs (Matching stats, guides, etc.) but...
  16. P

    MD Non-US IMG - not having Step 2 CK/CS score when applying for the Match!

    I need opinions please!!! I am a non-US IMG. Due to circumstances outside my control, I might have my CK, but definitely won't have my CS at the time of application in the middle of September for the Match. I really, REALLY tried, but I'm not able too. School policies and other stuff got in the...
  17. M

    USMLE step 1

    Good day, I know that most Filipino medical students who take the USMLE start taking the steps after completing the medical program in the Philippines. My question though, is for those who started the step before graduating. I see a lot of posts about having to take a semester off or taking...
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    Chances of matching for an old IMG with moderate scores

    Hi, I graduated with MBBS in India in 2013. I went on to do residency in Internal Medicine in the 4th best institution in India and have also completed my MRCP (UK). I have 2 pubs and 5 more research experiences including posters and paper presentations. I have scored 256 in Step 1, passed Step...
  19. M

    Step 3

    Hey guys, IMG here applying this year! I wanted some advice on step 3. Scores: Step 1- 213 CS- Passed first attempt CK- waiting on result I hope to match into Psych. I can’t possibly do Step 3 in time for match. However, I was wondering if having a result by mid November would help? Would...
  20. A

    Masters Program for IMGs

    Hello, I'm a final year foreign medical student interested in applying to the US for residency. I have a gap year before residency starts. I want to make use of the time so one of the things I am considering is a Masters program in the US. Do you know anything about that? Is it a good idea...
  21. L

    Other State Board Eligibility for IMG

    Hello, I heard that if IMG does their residency outside of the US, they can still be eligible for the State Board certification (not the American Board) if they work at the same hospital for 3-4 consecutive years (i.e through fellowship(s)). Thus they could apply for the State Board exam of the...
  22. Docsbc

    IM residency vs Pathology as an IMG?

    Hello everyone, this my 1st post. I am IMG applying for this year residency requiring visa, with creds 253/256/cs 1st attempt, yog 2014 and pathology home country residency from India year 2014-2017. My husband is having home country IM residency with 245/239/cs 1st pass and same yog 2014. So he...
  23. FutureDoctor5000

    Merger 2020

    Will the merger weed out the IMG's? Discuss and let me know what y'all think.. How long before these off shore schools close? Theres way too many DO and MD schools popping up for the IMG's and FMG's to even get spots. I really hope that sometime in the near future NO ONE other than someone...
  24. M

    Letter of Recommendation "power" question

    Hey guys, I'm an IMG applying for the 2020 Match. I have very little USCE. As a graduate (2018) they're mostly observerships and externships (< 12 weeks) In terms of a LoR... I have a few LoR from doctors who have/are: 1 - Graduated from home country but did residency and fellowship in the US...
  25. N

    IMG pursuing Emergency Medicine Residency

    Hello, I'm an Indian IMG, currently in the penultimate year of my graduation, interested in pursuing residency in EM. I plan to give my steps next year and follow that up with electives. The problem is that as per 2018 statistics there were 2265 programs in EM and only 109 of them were given...
  26. FemaleJD

    Doing A Fourth-Year Elective In the Caribbean?

    My partner is currently finishing up his ob/gyn elective and moving onto fourth year this August and we have the itch to go back to the Caribbean for a short period. For reference: He is a Caribbean medical student at St. George in Grenada and St. George's hospital offers some basic med...
  27. M

    Australian medical schools seem blatantly predatory towards North American students...am I missing something?

    Hi everyone, hopefully this post does not come across the wrong way. I come from a place of wanting to understand and possibly inform other North American premeds looking into Australian medical schools. I started looking into Australian medical schools for the same reasons many North Americans...
  28. J

    USMLE A study plan/schedule needed for IMG

    Hello there, I have just finished my step 2CK and I am planning to start studying for step 1.. does any one have a study plan for IMG that works? Thanks
  29. MedicalDestiny

    ERAS NRMP Residency Advisor for 2020 Match

    I have years of experience as a USMLE Step 2 CS tutor; and more recently have worked one on one with medical students, Foreign Medical Graduates FMGS, IMG international medical graduates in helping them get their ERAS applications— personal statements, CV, and doing mock interviews with them/...
  30. D

    Position Wanted US IMG w. 1 year ACGME training

    US IMG with one year post grad looking for IM/FM/ rads, neuro, surgery any! PGY1 or PGY2 contact via this post or [email protected] Taken step 3
  31. E

    Surgery Clinical Rotation IMG

    Hello everybody , I'm a Med student (last year of Med school) from Italy, I'd like to do a surgery rotation in the US this summer (august 2019). Any advice? I'm checking on the internet, but feel a little bit lost
  32. M

    Are there restrictions on FMG's?

    I am all for MD, DO, MD-IMG students for getting the residencies-basically American citizens, but it seems unfair for FMG to match without others matching first (since it's our tax dollars). I want to learn more about our GME system, what kind of restrictions are currently placed on accepting...
  33. F

    Need advice on what to do while waiting for application season to start

    Hey guys! I would like some advice. I am a caribbean medical student. I have completed my rotations, taken Steps 1, 2CK & CS. Now I am waiting for September to apply for residency. During these couple months until applications open, what should I be doing? What are some things we can do while we...
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    Other what are my chances of matching

    Hello, I am an IMG with step1-205/(1st attempt); step 2 CS-PASS (1st attempt); step 2ck- 215 (2nd attempt), 6yrs from graduation Strong research and administrative experience 2.5 publications, 1award, 1 USCE, 5+ Observerships Excellent LORs. excellent extracurriculars. No sponsorship...
  35. blueberryjatt

    ECMFG certification for IMG

    Hi, I'm in a Caribbean medical school and have been finishing all my rotations back-to-back with minimal break time in between rotations. If I continue at this pace, I should be done by the end of July to apply for the 2020 match. My question is: Is it better to delay my rotations by taking a...
  36. M

    IMG from India interested in EM

    HI, I am IMG from India, that means I need visa for matching and my profile is 207/230/cs pass. I have Sloe’s but due to my low scores and visa status I have been subject ti condescending veiws on matching into EM. I love EM, i had the best 2 months of rotations when I was in EM. How do I...
  37. D

    #DO #MD #MATCH Residency Merger 2020

    How would the 2020 merger change the chances of matching for DOs and IMGs ?
  38. dggopal

    FCVS and California License for IMG

    I am trying to get my California medical license now that I am about to finish residency in Michigan and plan to start working in California on July 1. Getting the Michigan medical license was so easy but I have a few questions about the California license. 1)Does FCVS get a copy of all the...
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    Applying Prelim alone vs Prelim+Rads

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  40. S

    Anyone use any agencies to help?

    Hey, Can anyone recommend any services who help navigate matching as an IMG? I've seen https://www.imgprep.com Matching is hard. I want to help... International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and the US Residency Match But I don't know anyone who has used them and don't want to recommend a bad...