IMG Internal Medicine Applicants - Match 2019

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  1. il pani

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    There are a few programs after #15 (including CCF), but due to difficulties for S/O, not stating them here. I will be ranking them though!
     
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    I am shocked by this list but at the same time you have amazing programs everywhere. The 4 Boston programs are all outstanding.
     
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    I completely understand what you mean.
    I tried to create a balance but my happiness and my marriage >>>> everything else, lol.
    Thank you so much and I wish you all the best too! :) We got this!
     
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    Amazing list! Congrats! And I am with you on the marriage>>prestige thing haha.
     
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    I heard they email the applicants they are ranking high and let them know a couple days before rank list is due.
     
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    You all have amazing ROLs. I hope we all match at one of our top 3 choices! This thread has been extremely helpful and some of the people on here are absolute gems. Good luck guys. Happy waiting!
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Obviously you ranked them based on the distance from Boston :D
    Good luck in the match!
     
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    So you decided to give up JMH, Missouri U and Houston Methodist for visa?
    Facing similar challenges and would love to PM you to further discuss this matter
     
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    I did get an email saying that my application is in their "Top 30%".
     
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    oh wow, did you email them after interview?
     
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    I sent my LOI around mid to late Jan. I interviewed in November, and sent a simple thank you email right after.
     
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    Heard some very bad things about Mercy Chicago....
     
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    is it too late to send an LOI email to the programs I am ranking high? does it hurt? thanks
     
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    It might be, many programs I know have already completed their rank meeting or have created their rank list. Obviously this is not a representation of all programs, but keep in mind deadline is Feb 20 for applicants and programs. I suggest you send it, if anything it'll give you a sense of closure.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    Like? I would believe whatever you have to say. It is in my bottom 3 for sure, I felt the residents are overworked and no fellowships. Not to mention worst cafeteria I have ever seen.
     
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    ^food is definitely one of the most important criteria for me. u better be giving me free food not some food money cap per day. cmonson.jpeg
     
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    Take everything I say with a grain of salt because this is just what I heard during an interview at another program. They informed me exactly what you said where the residents are overworked and don't seem happy compared to many of the other programs in Chicago. Pretty much everyone has warned me about Mercy. I also rotated there and residents were trying to leave for other programs.
     
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    guys any insight into the following 3 programs:

    Lahey clinic
    Mt. Sinai (Queens campus)
    NY presbyterian brooklyn methodist hospital
     
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    I think you're one of the big winners on this thread, excellent interview season my friend. Thankfully for you, even the less prestigious programs on your list are #1 material for most other IMGs. I also strongly factored in location but I balanced it with reputation to an extent if the program was really that good. Location mostly won out though lol.

    As we certify our rank lists, let's remember that at the end of the day, it always comes down to you. You could be at the best program with medicine rockstars teaching you, but if you don't put in your own effort and dedication (whether it's due to fatigue, depression, or anything else), you won't learn. Much the same, you could be at some place that's barely accredited with attendings who don't teach, but come out as an excellent physician. For me personally, my environment matters A LOT. If I'm at least moderately happy in my life outside of the hospital, I'm going to be a better learner. That wins out over a program's rank or rep. You alone know what factors will bring out the best in you, whether it's location, weather, friendly co-residents, or a well-reputed program. Rank accordingly and you will be successful. Good luck to everyone and God bless!
     
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    Hi. Any opinion on Englewood medical center, NJ vs Lincoln medical center, Bronx? Both sponsors J1.
     
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    Does every program send an email like this?
     
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    I interviewed at both and will only be ranking Englewood (I think it's the last on my list... still finalizing). I got the impression that leadership is very supportive and try to help as much as possible and really care about the interns/residents while at Lincoln I got the feeling of you are one more random IMG in their hospital. I personally feel I would be miserable at Lincoln. This is all based on personal perception at the time of interviewing and not on hard data like fellowship placement hahaha
     
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    Hello everyone. Any thoughts about the IM residency program at UMass, KU, UConn?? Confused about the ranking order. Considering a fellowship in Heme-Onc but not rigid. Any suggestions/ inputs will be highly appreciated.
     
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    How would you guys rank these programs and why?

    UCSF Fresno vs Kaiser Fontana vs Highland Alameda.

    These are my california programs and I’m very confused.
     
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    Lahey > the other 2 i think
     
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    I would rank it in the same order you mentioned
     
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    Thanks for the response. Why do you think that should be the order??Would be helpful to know
     
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    Just program reputation I would say. And UMass being in proximity to other big Boston names
     
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    guys after ECFMG emails you that they have received verification of your details, how much longer till you receive your ECFMG certificate?
     
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    Guys, help plz. Penn State U vs. Jersey Shore U?
     
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    About 7-10 days
     
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    is this by mail? but when do programs receive the alert on ERAS? I am very worried of not receiving my ECFMG certificate by Feb 20th...
     
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    The electronic turnaround is pretty quick, sometimes on the same day. I do want to preface this, the goal is to get ECFMG certified before the rank meeting, not Feb 20. I suggest you reach out to your programs.
     
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    who would you reach out to? PC or PD?
     
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    Bmc over bi?
    I know you’ve done distance wise as the most important thing but I would put UPMC over the New York programs with the exception of NYU.
     
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    Both, why risk it.
     
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    Hey this is definitely one of the most impressive lists I've ever seen. I heard that PC track will not affect your future fellowship potential. After most training is exactly the same (same inpatient months), and I knew several people doing this. Both programs are very strong and will open your door to fellowships anywhere in the country.

    Regarding GI fellowship, both yale and UPMC programs are very strong. Yale have lots of hepatologists, while UPMC tend to have more luminal people. Probably you can look thorough faculty profile to see where you would have more potential mentors. Another thought is both Yale and UPMC had good public health school which will help in terms of clinical research/epidemiology/global health options.

    Congrats and wish you best luck.
     
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    Your list is fantastic and congratulation on the achievement!
    I have a strong feeling with BIDMC and will personally rank it over BMC. All the people I met in BIDMC are compassionate care-givers. That said, BMC indeed cares a big under-served population but BIDMC also have their own under-served people.

    Yale also has strong focus on the under-served. I know if might be crazy, but living somewhere in between and take Acela Express daily?


     
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    I thought it was the other way around, doesn't UPMC have one of the best hepatology programs in the country?
     
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    Thank you!
    This definitely gives me more insight for my career goals and helps me solidify the thought process behind my list. I appreciate your input.
     
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    Absolutely not.
     
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    Hello, Hope everyone is doing good! i am in the process of making my ROL, and i need help in ranking.
    I am a US IMG, planning to do a fellowship in Cards. I need a program that can better prepare me for cards fellowship. So far my ROL is as below, my main concern is which programs should be my top five.

    1. Aventura Hospital - FL
    2. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    3. Danbury Hospital -CT
    4. UPMC Mercy Hospital - PA
    5. Kendall Regional Medical Center - FL
    6. Eastern Virginia Medical School - VA
    7. Wright Center - Scranton PA
    8. Icahn School of Medicine Elmhurst Hospital Center - NY
    9. St Mary Hospital - Waterbury CT
    10. Ocala UCF - FL
    11. Prince George Hospital Center - MD
    12. Raritain Bay Medical Center - NJ
    13. Flushing Hospital Medical Center - NY
    14. Greater Baltimore Medical Center - MD
    15. St Agnes - MD

    Thanks to everyone in advance for the help.
     
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    Has anyone received a letter from a program that they're going to be ranked high despite not having sent them an LOI?
     
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    BMC because of the social mission, biggest safety net hospital in new england, and a lot of cool work with underserved and homeless populations.

    I loved BIDMC and agree about the people there. Had one of my best interactions with residents. Honestly I’d be thrilled in any of these two.

    And that long commute is definitely not an option to me. Others may disagree ;)
     
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    I did. Said “will be ranking you highly”. Didn’t think too much of it and didn’t let it affect my rank list.
     
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    Do you know how expensive taking Acela back and forth is, let alone daily between Boston and New Haven?

    I know folks who commuted to CT and the middle of Long Island from NYC because they wanted to live in the city. Was a terrible idea every time even by their own admission.
     
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    1.St. Elizabeth Boston
    2.St Vincent Worcester
    3.Monmouth MC NJ
    4.Sinai Hospital Baltimore
    5.Englewood MC
    6.MacNeal Chicago

    Any suggestions regarding ranking?
     
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    Hey. I'm in the same boat as you. confused between Uconn and KU(Heme-Onc). Did you finally decide? would love to know your thoughts.

    Reg GI at KU: I happened to speak to an IMG grad from KU who didn't match in-house/ outside for GI although she had a competitive CV. The 1 person that they took in-house for GI was a KU AMG. Just some piece of information that might be helpful for you.
     
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    heyy.. can anyone please respond to this?
     

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