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Hi guys i graduated recenlty from my medical school in south america, well my question is if there is good chances for an IMG like me to get a spot in neurology... considering that neuro is a competitive specialty. I was graduated second in my class and have some awards.

Well please i like to know your experienced opinions in the issue.



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Neuro is one of the less competitive specailities considering that the american grads don't find it mentally challenging enough or financially rewarding.So if you have the right scores , go for it.And believe me the medals and prizes form ur med school will not really help ur application consideirng the scepticism with which PDs view ur application.


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Unless an american grad wants your spot, you're a shoe in. Many FMG's in neuro, just because not enough americans want to do it

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I guess it is the way you look at it. If from an invite perspective, probably not the most competitive but I find many students to be very competitive for whatever they are going into.

One student in my class did a lot of questionable things to keep ahead. She is interviewing for FM now. I witnesses over three years of her subterfuge and trickery for FM. You would have thought she was going for optho or something. I guess there is no telling what people would do to get where they want to go in this business.

As a side note, it amazes me how med students can be competitive at almost anything. Even when we are just releasing through some recreational activities such as basketball, a lot of classmates can be sore losers and make the games more stressful than school itself. I played a lot with guys dreaming of going to the NBA and it wasn't quite as crazy.
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