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Hi, I am an IMG graduated this year(Diploma date 2011). expected to graduate earlier in 2009 but for some reason I did a gap in my medical education (3 years). primo tell me if I am considered as an old IMG or not ? secondo is it worth trying to pass USMLE steps and if my chances are high enough to go for it ? Note that my dream is to become an interventional cardiologist out there. I need to know if i couldn't find a residency match someday what I am supposed to do after that ? return to homecountry ?

many many many thanks to all ur replies cauz I need such help but also moral support since I m a very suggestible creature..
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Dear pyro,

First of all, you are NOT consider an old IMG if you are just graduating this year even if there was a gap in your education. Regarding the license, my advice would be that it is definitely worthy trying to pass the steps. I work in Cardiology (research) and I can tell you that there are great Interventional Cardiologists in my department that are from out of the country. If you get good grades in your steps you will find a residency program, but if for x reason you arenít accepted in the residency you want I would say there is always other options. I hope this help!
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Thank you so much, doctor.
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