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What should I do-old img? - dictator
#1
Graduation Year- 2003
Scores- 82/79/78 CS Pass. Passed step1 in fourth attempt
Lots of US Clinical Research Experience in pharma industryGood LORs

Do not have externship. Nor Psych experience

Want to do FM OR PSYCH.

Psych requires experience
FM and IM requires 1 to 2 yrs of graduation

Currently, working in pharma industry. Making decent money BUT have strong urge to pursue clinician path in any specialty in US

Applied 5 times. Never matched. Each time got a couple of interviews in psych. Despite good interiews never matched.

I am tired of applying and lost hope. I am open to suggestions. Please advise.

Looking to get residency of any specialty in US. What specialty do you think I should pursue/ Will externship help? I will have to leave my full time job to do something like that and still no guarantee
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#2
3 attempts in step 1??... that is tough.
Though, you have been getting IVs in psych, so better to focus on that because obviously your creds have been attracting some psych progs to call you. Unfortunately, you may have to temporarily give up your full time job while your pursue good psyc clinical experience or clinical research experience.
Other than that, you have US working experience, and you it is just a talking game in the IVs (backed with substance of course), so perfect that and GL for next matcg
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#3
Please do not give up your day job.
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#4
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAILURES!...

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#5
Myself, was sitting where you are sitting right now. Yes, I was once a Medical School school student in the early 90s. Studying for exams was never quite easy and USMLE exams were a struggle. Then came the one day that changed everything - the day I failed the USMLE for the 4th time.

Failing the USMLE again was one of the most devastating, crushing, and heartbreaking experiences of my life. Not only was I aware that I would have to wait another 12 months before getting a residency but I knew that I didn't have the money to continue taking the exam. I had to pass the fifth time around or I wouldn't be a PGY-1. I just didn't have the funds to take the exam a fifth time, and I needed a job to pay my loans and support myself.

But before taking the USMLE again I knew I needed to do one thing - I had to figure out what I alternate things i could do and not make the same mistakes again. So then began my struggle to find a TRUE calling. Something else i could do instead of just trying this USMLE exams over and over again.

Finding a USMLE tutor was grueling back then (1996)- and it still is. So then was born the idea of the 14K guaranteed course. My vision was that it had to be a resource that is available online, without any physical trace for an office, and to top it off gives a 100% guarantee that would not be enforceable! AND i was going to target the IMGs that had failed many times or the IMGs that were very old YOGs because they would be such suckers for a service like this…

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dr "shawn" G (aka skg)
[I have visited the following campuses: CaseWestern, Yale, Hofstra]
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#6
Don't fall for this crap. After the more red flags the lower your chances.
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#7
I know a person very old grad (1990) That matched to a Univ Psych program few years back. All he did was externships in psych at his nearby Hospitals. His wife used to be the bread winner for the family as he continued to do unpaid externships one after the other for more than a year. Got LOR's from it and matched !

To tell you more about this gentleman he was subject to seven years limit so had to repeat his USMLE steps. However he got decent score- in the mid80's on retake.
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#8
keep your backup and keep applying for match!
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#9
the most critical thing for psych is USCE...do the externships from Jamaica/ Brookdale or the University of Louisville 4 month Observership program in Psych...all these will consolidate your application and bring you on a strong footing ... time to swing into action if you want to match in the coming year ...good luck man !!!
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