blind spot

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Hi All,

I am a recent graduate from an International Medical School and interested in doing ophthalmology residency, unfortunately I can only apply in Washington state and so my best option would be UW, but since I am an IMG my chances are very low almost impossible, but I would still like to try. My question is what should I do to make myself a stronger candidate? PhD, research or any other option?

Please help...!!!
 

blind spot

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OK...!!!
But PhD in what subject.? and what are the prerequisites for getting PhD also how can you get a research position for an year or so..?
 
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MDEYES

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Hi All,

I am a recent graduate from an International Medical School and interested in doing ophthalmology residency, unfortunately I can only apply in Washington state and so my best option would be UW, but since I am an IMG my chances are very low almost impossible, but I would still like to try. My question is what should I do to make myself a stronger candidate? PhD, research or any other option?

Please help...!!!
Ophthalmology is very competitive, even for americans. If you realy want to have a chance, you cannot put all your hopes in one place. You will have to apply to several places and cross your fingers.

Doing a PhD is probably too long, you can email several faculty at diferent institutions and ask if they have any post doc position, that could be a begining.

GL
 

blind spot

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I am committed enough to do a PhD but if there is anything else that makes my chances any better I would go for it. I don't really have any knowledge about the postdoc positions, can you answer a few q's like how do I get it ? should I contact the PD's? how long is it? etc
 
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