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hello gyz.........I'm in great trouble with few ques in my mind.it will b so nice of u if any1 know and answer me.those r bothering me a lot.
I'm an IMG from bangladesh,i hav my green card and now planning to be prepare for step 2 ck 1st.my senior brothers told me that if i once sit for step1 or step2 ck and get poor score,it can not be given again.
Q.1-is it really true,the scope is just for once,can not be retake??????????
Q.2-i'm planning for applying in 2015,but according to new health care bill,will it be difficult for an IMG to get residency in anywhere....................anywhere.......in USA after that tym as AMG's r increasing????
Q.3-i'm ready to pay 10-15,000$ for this overall procedure,is it enough?i cant spend more than that(but i dont hav any problem for staying there and travelling expences,and if i'm not wrong i can do any kind of job there as i hav my green card,wright????? )
pls............pls.............pls.....eagerly waiting if any1 can answer me.or can give me courage that i should go ahead with my plans or skip it right nowwwwwwwwwww....................................
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hey afsana...first of all i m dmc,k60...!so happy to see u here...!as u have green card u can do any thing but if u want to practise as a doctor usmle is must...n chance 4 IMG is always low..it is not new at all but..u hav to be determined..its not an easy way..
ya...the seniors told u right thing the steps 1 n ck shoul be given once..if u pass then its final.u cant retake..if u fail then u can take exam..but it will be noted to PD that u hav failed b4!
n about money i should say ur estimation is more than enough..i think if u hav all the setup of accommodation here in USA then that will b fine...
i think it will help ...all the best...
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hello gyz.........I'm in great trouble with few ques in my mind.it will b so nice of u if any1 know and answer me.those r bothering me a lot.
I'm an IMG from bangladesh,i hav my green card and now planning to be prepare for step 2 ck 1st.my senior brothers told me that if i once sit for step1 or step2 ck and get poor score,it can not be given again.
Q.1-is it really true,the scope is just for once,can not be retake??????????
Q.2-i'm planning for applying in 2015,but according to new health care bill,will it be difficult for an IMG to get residency in anywhere....................anywhere.......in USA after that tym as AMG's r increasing????
Q.3-i'm ready to pay 10-15,000$ for this overall procedure,is it enough?i cant spend more than that(but i dont hav any problem for staying there and travelling expences,and if i'm not wrong i can do any kind of job there as i hav my green card,wright????? )
pls............pls.............pls.....eagerly waiting if any1 can answer me.or can give me courage that i should go ahead with my plans or skip it right nowwwwwwwwwww....................................
Yes, this is true. (Ref: NEJM/LCME/ACGME/AOA etc.)

There are numerous new MD / DO schools that have opened up that will be churning out new graduates by 2014, which will fill >90% of the residency positions, thus squeezing out IMG's.

Also you have to note that if the new Obama Health Care bill gets passed, hospitals will get decreased funding in terms of GME, thus will not sponsor visas' will not occur (not applicable to you, but anyone else who reads this).

Its a tough road ahead for IMG's!
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