I am starting this thread for Nigerian medical graduates who are interested in writing the USMLE. If you are a medical student or you are seeking admission into a med school, please seek out some other threads with valuable advice for you, which I don't really have. A little about me....I am a Nigerian IMG and I graduated in 2004. I have written all my USMLE steps and presently in the midst of the 2009 residency application. I am not a US citizen or permanent resident so I am also working on getting a visa sponsorship for the residency program. My journey so far made me realise how little we know Nigeria about the nitty-gritty details of residency application in the US. I therefore want to make it easier for you if you are in that position. If you are seriously thinking about a residency in the US and writing the USMLE, you can post your questions or comment here. I will prefer more specific comments or questions as it relates to being a Nigerian IMG as there are enough threads on the challenges of being an IMG in general. I will try to be factual and answer only what I know about. If there is any issue I am not too familiar with, I can help source the information from better informed people. Thank you and God bless.