Ophtho Residency Chances to FMG with such stats?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by wcsurgeonmd, Apr 20, 2017 at 5:16 PM.

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What path do you advise me to take based on the above?

  1. 1. Residency here in the US

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  2. 2. Residency at my home institution

  1. wcsurgeonmd

    wcsurgeonmd 2+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2015
    • FMG from a non ACGME-certified school (yeah...i know looks bad already :/)
    • Honors on 2 away ophtho electives the US
    • 2 first authorship papers here in ophthalmology
    • 1 abstract submitted to AAO for review (might or might not end up as a poster in AAO's annual meeting this year)
    • Small author/reviewer activities on the side
    • Ready to go into research for 2 years (haven't found a position yet...)
    • Not sure if I want to practice in the US for the rest of my
    NB: 1 position back at home institution, 99% guaranteed for me to get in since I'm a top student there. Given those limited stats, what do you advise me to do? Fully honest discouraging advices are more than welcome. I'm torn by which path to take, so please help me tip off the balance!

    Thank you a tons if you're able to reply to my questions!
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  3. sb247

    sb247 wait...you mean I got in? 2+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2012
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    Board scores?
  4. wcsurgeonmd

    wcsurgeonmd 2+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2015
    Step 1: 262; Step 2 CK: 251; Step 2CS: Pass

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