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residency in the states

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by docbriarrose, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. docbriarrose

    docbriarrose New Member

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    :p im no genius in class, i just pass my courses. i was just wondrin how your average medical student like me stand in residencies abroad (in the states). :confused: a cousin advised me to do my residency in chicago, which hospitals should i go to to inquire or apply or what not? <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> shout-outs to my fellow medical studes in manila.
     
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  3. Rafaelc378

    Rafaelc378 Junior Member

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    docbriarrose,

    Obtaining a residency is little more complicated than just contacting hospitals. Since I'm a US Citizen whose main intent is to go back home to the US to practice, I'm aware of the path that one has to tread to get a residency there.

    You must take and pass the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2, the Clinical Skills Assessment, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

    Grades in Medical School are looked at when you apply to residency programs, but your performance on the USMLEs are also looked at. For more info, check out ecfmg.org for details, or check out pinoyimg.com as well.

    You don't have to be a genius to get a residency in the states, however just passing isn't enough as well. You need to know the material.

    So good luck in finding a residency.

    Also, I'm curious, what school do you go to and what year?

    -Raf
     
  4. carddr

    carddr Senior Member

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    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> That would probably be COOK county Hospital in Chicago.
    I concur with Rafaelc378 on info. Most hospital programs in the US use the ERAS(Electronic Residency Application Service) to interview and select residents. You need to complete all of your testing stated in previous post to qualify for the Match(that's another post). It also helps to get some training in US, by that I mean rotations. You will need 3/4 letters of recommendations from Attendes or Chief Residents. The field is wide open but the competition is fierce. You have extra tests to take than say American medical graduates and you compete with the best America has to offer. I am not saying it can't be done, but you have to eliminate as many negatives as possible to level the playing field. And by all means check the pinoyimg.com web site. There you will gain insight into all the loops you have to jump through.

    And also curious, where are you going to school?
     
  5. Louise

    Louise New Member

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    Hey docbriarrose,

    i know you! :) I agree with rafael's opinion. Cut yourself some slack. I know you can achieve what you set out to do. I sincerely believe that. I'm no fortune teller, but as i said, i know you.

    Louise
     

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