Any korean here??

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  1. crazy about the world

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    hey~~ sorry~~ but had to ask~~ any korean here?? meaning anybody who goes to school in korea~~ or just korean in general~~

    well~~ good day~~ guys~~

    don't forget to smile through your day~~ :)
     
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  3. wsu

    wsu Senior Member

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    Hey,

    are you in korea right now?
     
  4. crazy about the world

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    yep~~ i'm in korea right now~~ y?
     
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    Hey,

    i was just curious. thats all.
     
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    anyong haseo, i've dated a korean does that count?? why don't you let us know what's up and who knows maybe we'll be able to help out?
     
  7. crazy about the world

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    umm~~ cause as you all know.. all imgs do not have the same situation all around the world.. i'm just starting to look through the option of studying in the states and i just thought maybe hearing from a person who HAS graduated from korea and went through the whole process might help clear some things out~~ but then again is that unnecessary??

    and if someone who is trying to go through the process why not do it together?? lessen the burden a little?? ^.^ oh well~~ replies?? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  8. wsu

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    Hey,

    I have several friends here who studied english language before going to graduate school. Both went to Dentistry and now have J-1 visas to work here in the states.

    Another friend of mine went to ehwa medical school and now is working on her residency.

    I have a friend who is an intern in Seoul who is also studying for ECFMG certification. What exactly do you have questions about? May be I can help?
     
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    hello...

    i'm currently a med student(2nd med year) in korea.

    wsu i'm curious... if i were to take step 1 can i just take it after my 2nd med year? and do i have to take step 2 after i take have med training at our hospital? or can i just take it whenever i want?

    lastly korean med school is 2 yrs premed, 4 years med, intership, residency(intership and residency are seperate) can i take step 3 before intership?

    thanks
     
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    Hello,

    With regards to your question about step I, you may take step I after your 2 years of medical school. You have to make sure though that your school is accredited in order to sit in for the exmainations.

    The WHO and ECFMG certification process will help guide you with regards to the paper work and time tables. First Aid is also helpful if you plan to continue your education in the States. It has a section with regards to Intertaional Medical Graduates, a listing of what books are useful to study for Step I, and an outline that is high yield in content. I would utilize these resources if able to.

    Good luck,
    WSU
     
  11. crazy about the world

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    wsu~~

    thanks so much for replying~~ <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    ok a couple of questions~~

    1. when would be the most RIGHT time to take the USMLE to do my residency in the states??

    2. if i do my residency here in korea.. would i have to do it again to get a job there??

    i thought i had a ton of questions to ask, but can't think of them quite right now~~ :rolleyes:

    oh well~~ thanks again~~ :)
     
  12. crazy about the world

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    hey, runnerup~~ i sent you a message~~ did you check it??
     
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    Crazy,

    It all depends on your long term goals. Do you plan to practice in the U.S.? Why are you exactly getting a residency in the U.S.? What kind of residency and so on and so forth.

    As to your question about residency status. If you do a residency in Korea, there is no such credit with the U.S. In short, you would have to re-do and go through the ECFMG certification process like other IMGs and do residency over again if you wish to be licensed in the U.S.
    So think carefully and plan for that.

    I would first examine what your long term goals are and start from there. What and where do you see yourself in 30 years.

    I will be in seoul shortly to visit my sister.

    Good luck
    wsu
     
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    <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> wsu, is that the reason you asked if i were in korea right now??

    cool~~ i live in kwang-ju.. where does your sister live?? so.. then when are you coming to korea?? you are korean??

    thanks for clarifying some stuff for me~~ as for doing my residency in the states~~ it's one of the options i am looking over for my career~~ i just like the idea of studying there~~ cause i enjoyed so much when i was in the states~~ but i am not sure whether i wanna practice here or there yet......

    but, i do know that getting matched for residencies as an img is really hard, so just in case i decide to practice there i wanna be ready~~ doing externships(??) and stuff like that~~ i just don't know what those "stuffs" are~~ and how & where to look for such things~~
     
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    crazy,

    actually, its not that hard to match into residency. if you look at scutwork.com. They list the unfilled residency spots for 2002.

    You can notice that there are a lot of unfilled spots in genreal surgery, ped., internal med, and family pracatice. and some path.

    Its just what area you want.

    My sister works in seoul. I am korean-american and will be an M1
     
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    This is my opinion.

    I really do think that you're at least on the right path considering the states.

    If you are able to do a residency in the states, you open yourself to a greater world of opporunity. espcescailly later, if you decide to stay in the u.s. or in korea.

    an american residency is highly prized there.
     
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    I am not . <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by wsu:
    <strong>crazy,

    actually, its not that hard to match into residency. if you look at scutwork.com. They list the unfilled residency spots for 2002.

    You can notice that there are a lot of unfilled spots in genreal surgery, ped., internal med, and family pracatice. and some path.

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Keep in mind that many of those (and the vast majority of general surgery) positions are Preliminary - meaning they are not FULL training positions. These *may* offer an entry into the US residency network, but they are hardly what most people want as there is no guarantee of future employment/training.

    That said, there are a number of unfilled positions in most specialties each year - although the vast majority are filled during the scramble process.
     
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    ok than..

    hmmmmm.. so easy to get into SOME kind of residency, but not guaranteed future......

    i don't think i like the sound of that.... :(

    what are some good things to do to raise my probabilities?? anyone?? <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    crazy,

    hi... i didn't get your message...
    where/how did you send it??

    if you want to send me a mail my address is digirave2 @ hanmail.net
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> i've dated a korean does that count?? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  23. WaZoBia

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    sorry just learning to work the "quote" function.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> sorry just learning to work the "quote" function. :cool: </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    hey you all,

    a fellow korean here, but not exactly studying in korea. my folks and some of my immediate family members are in korea, so that's what brings me here every summer.

    i'm a 2nd gen korean-canadian and will be starting med school this summer. just wanted to say hello~~

    :D :cool: :D
     
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    hey candybits~
    wrote you a reply on the "question~ " thread~~
    just to make sure you read it~~ :D
     
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    got it, Crazy... sent you a PM <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    got your pm~~ sent you one too~~ :D
     

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