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* Advice for an IMG
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  f_atma - 05/03/19 12:31
 
  hi people i am currently a medical student in a non US country..and i aspire to give STEPS in the future my YOG will be 2020..i havent done anything during my medical school years here that will help in future residency process and it kind of stresses me out it will be a great help if someone can generally provide me with a guideline so i can be successful in this.  
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* Re:Advice for an IMG
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  newimresident2019 - 05/08/19 15:05
 
  “Cooking Hamburgers????...”
(Online REVIEWS?)….?????????
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, cake or pie recipes…, ‘ 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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FREE Registration Information at TOP KEY WORDS’ SEARCH RESULT (206,354
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IMG passed USMLE and got IM residency
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• “Landing here…”

• Paid jobs-clinically –based, temporary, with proven results in helping to get into residency
BUILD YOUR NETWORK… NOW; ‘PAY YOUR DUES…’WE ALL HAVE DONE SO…so must YOU!
• Clinical experience- (list of 75 opportunities-recurring)

• Research experience- (list of 22 opportunities-recurring)

• Graduate programs- the “How to…”

• USMLE passage-GUARANTEED and non guaranteed (“ THE REAL STORY” regarding the significance of first attempt –passage; relative importance of each step; and why residency review committee - board of directors prefer a step 3 passage prior to interview…and thus it serves as an upgrade of sorts for the ERAS application )

o Course (online, or live or other hybrid, tutoring services)
 Experiences,
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DO NOT RISK A FAILURE OR LOW PASSING SCORE-PERIOD-IT IS YOUR HIGHEST PRIORITY…PERIOD!

• ERAS; W’s and when, in the application cycle… is it too late???

• “IMG-favoring-” residencies

• LORS-examples

• Statements-examples

• Interviews- tips

• 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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* Re:Advice for an IMG
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  f_atma - 05/09/19 12:47
 
  thankyou so much!!  
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* Re:Advice for an IMG
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  kavya@4a1 - 05/14/19 12:55
 
  Start the preparation with Step 1 exam, try to complete before you get graduate. Also, try to gain hands-on clinical experience before you graduate they are useful. Then complete Step 2 CK and CS exam.
Try to get have a more than 3 months of hands-on clinical experience in the specialty you want to apply for match. Get all the scores before you submit the application to programs so that you can have more IVs.
 
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* Re:Advice for an IMG
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  santhosh - 05/14/19 13:36
 
  For applying to match, IMGs need to have USMLE steps completed (Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS exam).
Need to have multiple hands-on clinical experience, have a minimum of 3-4 LORs, be ECFMG certified.
 
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