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Discussion in 'Neurology' started by medhearter, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. medhearter

    2+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2008
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    Medical Student
    I was wondering if you could possibly share some of your advice as to how difficult it could potentially be for me as an international student to apply to residency positions, and shed some light on how Wayne grads are viewed, with, say, Ivy-leaguers. Would I be at any disadvantage? If I do well during school and on my USMLEs, will I not be considered in exactly the same boat?
    #1 medhearter, Dec 27, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
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  3. masterofmonkeys

    masterofmonkeys Angy Old Man
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    Sep 9, 2008
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    Neurology is not a terribly competitive field. You're going to have more difficulty getting into name schools for residency if you don't go to a name school, but that's a given no matter how uncompetitive a specialty is.

    At the end of the day, how you do comes down to boards, clinicals, letters of rec, grades and research, probably in that order.

    I'm not sure if Canadians need visas or not, but either way, I don't think your particular nationality, as an american grad, would be much of a barrier, if any.

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