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US DO vs. IMG

Fingerscrossed1234

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I am currently debating US DO programs versus UQ ochsner (a competitive IMG program).
Wondering how people think the new p/f grading of USMLE will affect getting into competitive residencies, coming from a top DO program versus carrying the stigma of an IMG.
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DO match rate is 90 percent. IMG match rate is like 50-60 percent. Nothing more needs to be said.
Actually a little bit more does need to be said. Overall, in 2020 99.29% of those Osteopathic grads seeking a residency slot got one via NRMP Match, SOAP, Military Match and other mechanisms (see table at bottom of page). While US Citizens IMG matched a nominal rate of 61%, which only active applicants that ranked, taking into account all applicants who initially sought GME, 6893, only 3154 matched with another 193 getting placed by SOAP, at best 48% got a residency slot. Additionally there is an under 5% attrition rate at DO school which means the "success rate" of starting DO school, earning a degree and getting a residency slot is about 95%+ where very conservatively, a 10% attrition rate at off-shore schools would indicate a success rate of under 40%. While there are thousands of people a year who successfully complete off-shore schools and get a residency slot a year, there is a larger number that does not.

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I do think there is a Pecking order though with IMG programs and that uq ochsner (years 3 and 4 are in the states) and sackler For example offer some tangible benefits from global study and are also well recognized by US residency programs . If there is increased pressure with all Non md options to go and be top of class and get good test scores at a DO program and at an international One, then it seems like the options available at the culmination could be quite similar? I guess the two initials are hard for me to get over still.
thanks for all the thoughts and insight and data! Super useful.
 

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I do think there is a Pecking order though with IMG programs and that uq ochsner (years 3 and 4 are in the states) and sackler For example offer some tangible benefits from global study and are also well recognized by US residency programs . If there is increased pressure with all Non md options to go and be top of class and get good test scores at a DO program and at an international One, then it seems like the options available at the culmination could be quite similar? I guess the two initials are hard for me to get over still.
thanks for all the thoughts and insight and data! Super useful.

US DO programs are preferable over IMG programs if you want to practice in the United States.

Period.

Always.

End of discussion.

Going to the absolute worst DO school is a significantly better option than going to, quite literally, Oxford, Cambridge, or literally any other medicine program that isn’t within the United States if you want to practice in the United States. That is absolute.

I don’t know how to put it in clearer terms.
 

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I do think there is a Pecking order though with IMG programs and that uq ochsner (years 3 and 4 are in the states) and sackler For example offer some tangible benefits from global study and are also well recognized by US residency programs . If there is increased pressure with all Non md options to go and be top of class and get good test scores at a DO program and at an international One, then it seems like the options available at the culmination could be quite similar? I guess the two initials are hard for me to get over still.
thanks for all the thoughts and insight and data! Super useful.
Okay, and? SGU, Ross, AUC.. all have rotations in the US.
 
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