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ENT for IMGs


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May 22, 2002
Detroit, MI
    To whom it may concern,

    I will be enrolling at Ross University in May and I have a strong interest in ENT. I was wondering how hard is it for a IMG to get a ENT spot? Also with Ross, our Basic Medical Science program is done over a 16 month period, can anyone recommend how I go about gaining ENT research experience (i.e. wait for clinical rotations in the states)?

    If these questions have been asked before please forgive me!
    Any info. would be greatly appreciated:)




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    Jan 18, 2001
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      The ENT match rate for IMG's has run anywhere between 5 and 25 percent. It is possible to match, but very competitive. I couldn't find the latest statistics, but here is some fairly recent statistics.


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      Feb 27, 2014
      Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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        hey everyone
        now crazy as it may seem , I am just gonna dive right in and ask you ll my doubts and invite all ridiculing that may (will ) follow! :)
        I am a resident in one of the top ENT programs in India , due to finish in 2015. I am interested in ( suspense...) getting to the US for further training.
        Now , i know that matching into an ENT residency in US is near impossible without US clinical experience. However , I was wondering if post residency sub speciality fellowships in USA are also equally impossible, seeing as most ENT docs dont opt for it as the prospects after the residency is really bright. I know ACGME accredited fellowships are a no go , but there appear to be various non ACGME accredited , and unfunded programs out there. Also there may be research fellowship options too available . Now , my questions to all the guys out here is...
        a. is it a feasible option to get into a non acgme fellowship?
        b. if not , is it possible to get into a research fellowship (keep in mind I am an IMG )
        c. would the fellowship count as USCE for me if I then , apply for a residency?
        any help at all would be greatly appreciated , seeing as information from the net can quickly get confusing , and if someday .... you re looking to come to India :)P) I d be glad to provide you with any info I might have.
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