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USMLE and Cardiology

Discussion in 'Cardiology' started by AliatUofT, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. AliatUofT

    AliatUofT Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone

    i have a quick question to ask you guys. do all cardiology programs require USMLE scores. i am medical student in Canada, and i am interested in applying to Cardiology programs in the US after i finish my internal medicine residency here in Canada. I am just wondering whether or not USMLE scores are needed? if so is it for every program or just a few? also is it possible to use my LMCC scores (canadian licensing exam) instead?

    thanks

    ali
     
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  3. ry812

    ry812

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    Feb 23, 2007
    yes, many programs use your USMLE scores as an initial way to screen applicants.
     
  4. cardsfellow2007

    cardsfellow2007 2+ Year Member

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    Some programs ask you not to submit your USMLE scores! Last year when I was interviewing they only came up once. Most programs use them as a factor to determine if they are going to interview you (i.e. 5 points for research, 5 for the quality of the training program/medical school you are coming from, 5 for USMLE scores, 5 for other) with the top scoring applicants getting an interview and in the door.
     

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