FMG chances of matching for 2013

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Jamaicacarioca, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. Jamaicacarioca

    Jamaicacarioca 5+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, can you give me your opinions on whether or not I will match for anesthesiology in 2013, even at the lowest rated program, anywhere is fine.I also will apply broadly for IM, family medicine and psychiatry as back ups.

    Jamaican national 26 years old
    Graduated from a Brazilian medical school
    step 1 206/86
    step 2 208/87
    step 2 clinical skills pass
    all exams passed on the first attempt. ECFMG certified.

    3 months US clinical experience.
    4 US letters of recommendation.
    I speak fluent English(1st language), fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
     
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  3. El Dooderino

    El Dooderino Banned

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    sorry to say, but <1 percent
     
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    nycitygas ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    Matching first time almost zero
    Best idea, match into an IM program in a hospital with a anesthesia program, let you interest known and kill your step 3. If a spot opens, they might thin of you

     
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    BLADEMDA ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    Don't some programs stress "Ethnic Diversity" when selecting Residents?
    I'm not so certain the OP won't match somewhere. I recommend he/she apply broadly and seek those Directors with a liberal bias of "ethnic diversity" as a reason of choosing Candidate A over Candidate B.
     
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    To be honest, I think you would be hard pressed to match into anesthesia as a US MD grad with those scores, let alone as an FMG. I agree with the above poster. Try to match to IM and then skirt your way over to an anesthesia program.
     
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    pgy13 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    There are plenty of "ethnically diverse" US graduates with better numbers.
     

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