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Listening Obgyn Old Grad with lots of Gulf experience

I'm an old graduate having my scores in 80's, working in well known hospitals since graduation, last one was a well known hospital in the Gulf area affiliated with JOHN HOPKIN'S.

I speak fluent English & good Spanish, what if I join an international OBGYN ultrasound course!

Does it help in my CV

Your opinion please
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Default Two types of programs

There are two kinds of program directors here in the US.

Type number 1:
This type is the prevalent type (maybe 70-80% of all programs). They are looking for fresh graduates and they don't want to see old "Experienced" overseas IMGs. Their idea is to bring fresh, unaltered, grads so that they can then mold them the way they want to fit into the US system. They think that if you are so experienced it is hard for them to change your fixed skills and attitudes. Such programs tend to be University based "high profile" programs.

Type number 2:
This is not the prevalent type (maybe 20-30% of all programs). These people recognize and sometimes have high regard to overseas experiences specially if it comes from a high profile prestigious settings (such as John Hopkins affiliated hospitals). They think, why not to take an experienced IMG so that we don't spend time and efforts teaching him/her. Such programs tend to be community based "low profile" programs.

Your obgyn U/S course will certainly help toward the second type but I don't think it will work with the first type (which is, unfortunately, the majority of US residencies).

If you want to enhance your CV to make it appealing for type 1 above then you must have a US clinical experience. Such an experience can be gained by signing up for paid hands-on externships or by doing observerships or by doing clinical research.

Another important point, the longer you are away from US the harder for you to get into residencies. Come to USA as soon as you can so that you can jump into the system and flow with it.
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Thank you LEE for your reply , I've tried to see Americlerckships website, but I don't know if they accept old graduates or not ,didn't understand how to join them
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Default Contact Molly Fraser directly from here

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Thank you LEE for your reply , I've tried to see Americlerckships website, but I don't know if they accept old graduates or not ,didn't understand how to join them
Americlerkships senior resident strategist Molly Fraser has joined USMLE Forums a while ago.

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Go there and send her an email or private message by clicking on the contact info.

She's very helpful and supportive and she can guide you step by step.

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Thank you so much Molly for your nice reply, just I want to ask how can I join americleckships coz I know it has exellent reputition & how long is clinical rotation?
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Molly ,whenever I try( Get the official residency director's selection criteria for FREE! )it gives ERROR message. So I don't know if you accept old graduates & what are other criteria as well.
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That is very strange, of course we accept veteran grads. Those type of residency applicants tend to need our program even more than those who have graduated recently. I would like to be able to discuss our programs with you, can you message me your contact information and I will be happy to help. I am in and out of conferences and travels for the next few days so if you get a delayed response this is the reason why
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