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Residency Programs in the US coming from a International Med School

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by MedSkool4me, May 13, 2007.

  1. MedSkool4me

    MedSkool4me

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    My question is how hard is it to get into a US residency program coming from an international med school like ross or sgu? Is it all about your scores or do they rate you differently or on a different scale coming from an out of states program?
     
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Like your US compadres, your ability to get a US residency is based on (in no particular order):

    USMLE scores
    Competitiveness of the specialty
    Competitiveness of the particular program
    Letters
    Clinical grades

    And while going to a Caribbean school does affect your ability to get a US residency (there will be some programs that won't look at any IMGs), the most important factors are those listed above. So its not all about the numbers per se, as some programs are biased against IMGs and that will affect your ability to get a residency, but without the numbers you are pretty much making that process very, very difficult (ie, two strikes against you).
     
  4. One step at a time. You're still waiting to take the MCAT, no?
     
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Guess he/she isn't too confident in the MCAT score!
     
  6. sga430

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    it is possible. however you may be limited in what specialities u can get unless u score 99 on the usmle and have a stellar applicaiton.
     

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