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Hello all Seniors and juniors. Hope all are doing well. I am very new to this forum,although I visited the forum almost everyday throughout one year,reading various posts.

I am a Doctor from India. I have passed my Post graduate in Internal Medicine [M.D] from India and have also graduated from India [M.B.B.S]

I have been planning to prepare for the USMLEs.But I have some problems. My Year of graduation is 2002 and I have a gap of 2 years when I had to sit and study to clear the Post Graduate Entrance examination of India.Well, during that period my Father also passed away untimely from Bronchogenic carcinoma

Anyone coming from India will surely realize how difficult the Indian examination is with all the reservation for different caste categories.

I am really willing to take my best shot at USMLE at least once. But I heard being an old graduate is really a disadvantage.

I will really appreciate your opinion on whether it will be worthwhile for a very old graduate like me, to even think of USMLE.

Thanks in Advance.
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Hello all Seniors and juniors. Hope all are doing well. I am very new to this forum,although I visited the forum almost everyday throughout one year,reading various posts.

I am a Doctor from India. I have passed my Post graduate in Internal Medicine [M.D] from India and have also graduated from India [M.B.B.S]

I have been planning to prepare for the USMLEs.But I have some problems. My Year of graduation is 2002 and I have a gap of 2 years when I had to sit and study to clear the Post Graduate Entrance examination of India.Well, during that period my Father also passed away untimely from Bronchogenic carcinoma

Anyone coming from India will surely realize how difficult the Indian examination is with all the reservation for different caste categories.

I am really willing to take my best shot at USMLE at least once. But I heard being an old graduate is really a disadvantage.

I will really appreciate your opinion on whether it will be worthwhile for a very old graduate like me, to even think of USMLE.

Thanks in Advance.
You're not very old. I know of people who got into programs who graduated 1999, just recently.
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Can you account for the gap? What have you been doing since 2002? If you can show a history of medically-related work, it demonstrates your commitment and shows that you have kept current with new developments in the field.
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Hey I have graduated in 2012 and I am a Dnb internal medicine resident.I want to quit Dnb to take usmle exam.Is that a bad idea?Because i heard that it's really tough to get into residency after 5 years of graduation.Is there any chance to get into residency after these many years?What if I get good score.Is that just enough?
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You are not that old. You can count on for your gap..
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