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"The well rounded IMG"

Discussion in 'USMLE and COMLEX' started by KEMU163, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. KEMU163

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    For starters, I bet this thread has been seen and discussed before but this is a harassed IMG preparing to take the steps.
    Before I venture into it I just wanted to ask what does a student (IMG or otherwise) need to have besides a high score to make it to a good residency?
     
  2. jjmack

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    Almost every IMG I've seen at "top" residency also has a PhD. Granted, that's not something you can do simply to bolster your application.

     
  3. Medstart108

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    USCE with good LoRs are the next biggest things. I'm sure factors like research publications, clinical skills and spoken english skills make a difference as well. Probably doesn't hurt if your medical school is prestigious as well.
     
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