Hello guys! I'm a Brazilian medical student and I'm starting the whole process to be on the 2018 match. I know it's pretty soon to already know my specialty, but I'm really into Anesthesiology, and have a few questions for the ones that have enough patience to read it all 1. How hard exactly it is Anesthesiology for IMGs? I've heard it's kinda in the middle among the other specialties, but it's been rising in popularity, especially among the AMGs. Is that so? In the near future, what would be the real perspectives for IMGs applying for a placement? 2. California is really an impossible place for IMGs? I'm realistc considering options, and I'm in love with Cedars-Sinai Hospital, in LA. Does anyone have any information about IMGs acceptance in this program? 3. What's considered a competitive resume for an IMG? I understand it's the whole thing that's important, but the research experience would playan essential part on it? I say that because, unfortunately, my university is not that strong in research. By the time I graduate I'll only have 2 papers published in Brazilian periodics and 1 presentation in a national congress (in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery), which is rather week, IMO. 4. Do you think a 240+ ocorre on Step 1 and 2 CK would be enough to make my application stand out among the others? 5. How important it is the name of my home university in the process? Or for IMGs it's not a relevant thing? Thanks in advance for your help! Feel free to add any other questions to these!