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from looking through a lot of old threads here i still have not been able to figure out how difficult it is to get a good residency.

1. some people say it's simply because so many ppl go to sackler just because they weren't able to get into a school in the US.

2. are sackler grads not seen as FMGs in the state of NY?

3. basically, if one decides to go to sackler as a top choice, and is able to score highly on all boards - is a residency in a competitive field a real option?

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You are seen as an FMG when you apply to residency programs. That is a misnomer that Sackler students were unable to get into an U.S. MD school. Many sackler students do also get into US MD schools (unlike such counterparts who go for the 'island' life), albiet not the top-medical schools (except for NYU, at least from my class). Certainly the caliber of the student plays a role in his/her ability to land a competitive residency. If you have your heart set on plastic surgery, it might be difficult to get you there from Sackler. But it would be just as difficult to get you there from Wayne State, Rosalind Franklin, Drexel, Temple, etc. If you work hard, score well on your boards, get some strong letters of rec, you will land that residency you want. I know of 4th year who early matched in opthamolgoy just last month, but I also know of another who did not early match in neurosurgery.
 

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i am interested in emergency medicine. do many students match into ER residencies after sackler? do you think it would be harder/easier/the same as from a DO school? thanks! also, any thoughts or advice about sackler is greatly appreciated :D (please refrain from including politics in this discussion)
 

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all i can offer is that i interviewed there last month, and they gave me a handout with residencies attained by last year's graduates. there were one or two ER spots, and a few surgery, and even ophthamalogy.

i would imagine however that it's easier/much easier to do it from a DO school because there are residencies in ER that only DO grads can apply for.
 

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It indeed is probably easier as a DO. Its hard to say with the Sackler residency match, thats sparse on EM and Family Practice, if they dont get it, or they dont apply. Im pretty sure that many dont apply.

National Match is this thursday, I know one got optho this year.
 

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3 of us applied including myself and matched into great EM programs this year. With hard work it can be done here. It would of been easier as an American student but I really wanted to be in Israel. DOs also have a hard time landing into an allopathic EM program. I am not sure who has it worse in the end.
 

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3 of us applied including myself and matched into great EM programs this year. With hard work it can be done here. It would of been easier as American student but I really wanted to be in Israel. DOs also have a hard time landing into an allopathic EM program. There are DO programs but they are not as good or competitive from what I have heard. I am not sure who has it worse in the end.

Where did you here this load of crap? Em has to be the one of the friendliest residencies for DO's in the allopathic world. And many DO's are chairs or program directors of allopathic EM residencies. If you can find KCUMB's 2007 match i think they had 30+ people go in EM with atleast half in Allo spots
 
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