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* Never Give up on your dream to get into Residency
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  rossy - 06/12/19 13:57
 
  I have been immensely blessed through this forum. I started out my USMLE journey checking in with this platform from time to time. I found a number of study partners that we studied together here and I kept telling myself that one day I will give back to this forum. By the grace of God I matched into Residency in Internal Medicine and I want to encourage people especially the Old IMG never to give up in spite of all odds that seem to be against you. There were several days I just wish there was some sort of encouragement, like a thin thread of hope.
I wrote extensively on my journey here.

http://www.diaryofadoctor.com/2019/06/my-journey-into-residency-in-...united.html

You can check it out. I wish you all the very best.
 
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* ARE We ‘”’Cooking Hamburgers’ /Ordering Pizza? her
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  newimresident2019 - 06/17/19 17:07
 
 
RE:

I do not know about you…but an IMG’s passage of the USMLE with a first attempt high score, for almost anyone with reasonable (1 year) US clinical experience, creates a 70-85% chance of matching in a primary care residency in the USA. Failure, will seriously reduce those numbers…We are not ‘looking for hamburgers, or pizza deliveries…, ‘ in order to get their (Amazon?) ratings. The numerous –personally failed-people that write very unusual and unverified information on these fora, appear to not have any “idea what they are talking about...“ (‘blind leading the blind???...’).

They also fail to realize that given the above-described importance of the USMLE, and 1 year of “hands-on-“ US Clinical Experience with excellent correlated, Letters Of Recommendation, that these credentials are very likely (add Spanish speaking, and research, and grad degrees etc) to lead to jobs that will start at $160K, and escalate very quickly-with 4-5 years of practice experience- to $210-$270+k per annum in total compensation packages.

In light of the above overall circumstance, I strongly advise you to view an IMG- friend’s (Now a PGY-V) ‘real story-‘ 206,354+ views-(FULL-BLOWN WORK-UP)- blog with the keywords’ search terms provided below (along with a topical index). GL and GB YOU..


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BUILD YOUR NETWORK… NOW; ‘PAY YOUR DUES…’WE ALL HAVE DONE SO…so must YOU!
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• ERAS; W’s and when, in the application cycle… is it too late???

• “IMG-favoring-” residencies

• LORS-examples

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• Residency- how to navigate the entire hospital system of underlings and superiors..political and non-political…

• Salaries…real medical economics’ data-based figures for primary care practices…of all types

• Practice development…get a jump start on the real process and get in touch with recruiters …NOW..or as soon as you have matched…save lost time in the form of opportunity costs that accrue later…BUILD YOUR NETWORK… NOW
 
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