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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Raman, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. Raman

    Raman New Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Hi friends,
    I am a new member from India. I have just finished my 1st year MBBS exams. I would like to seek advice from all those guys out there about USMLE about which I have only a vague idea. I have heard about KAPLAN,ECFMG etc. But I have a very confusing picture of admission to medical schools in US. Any advice is welcome.null [email protected] null
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    May I assume you are interested in transferring into a US medical school? If so, I will warn you that this is exceedingly difficult, especially if you are not a US citizen or Permanent Resident. The AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) produces a guide to US medical school admission called the MSAR (Medical School Admission Requirements). It can be purchased from the AAMC web site:
    You will likely be restricted to private colleges of medicine (which may not have citizenship requirements) for admission.

    I would suggest you take a look at the following web sites for further information which may help you obtain residency training in the US (which I assume is your reason for interest in the USMLE) should you be interested in the future:


    Residency Placement

    IMG Entry in US Residencies

    In a nutshell, to be eligible for a US residency as an IMG (international medical graduate) you must have completed the following:

    1) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language -

    2) USMLE Steps 1 and 2

    3) CSA (Clinical Skills Examination; information is available at the ECFMG website)

    4) completion of at least a 4 year medical degree program at a school listed in the WHO worldwide list of medical schools

    Many residencies will also require that you have your ECFMG certificate (which verifies that you have completed the above) before even applying (most only require that you have at least USMLE Step 1 scores).

    Since the information you seek is rather detailed I'd suggest you take a look at the above web sites, search this site for similar/identical queries and post again should you need further information.
  4. Raman

    Raman New Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Thank you very much for your prompt,sincere and lucid response. Also thank you for offering support in the future also. I'll mail again should I need further information.


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