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Old 05-16-2015
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hi everyone
I am Indian citizen who passed graduation fm Russia in 2010.i have passes Indian med license exam in 2011,did a year of internship in 2012 n currently working in reputed multispeciality hospital.do I stand a chance in residency match with such gap?? is there any way to cover the gap other thn high scores? do they accept Indian LOR in america?
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Your YOG isn't that bad but you will need to try to secure US clinical experiences (USCE) to show that you understand the US medical/healthcare system and also to secure US LORs. Those carry the most weight and generally letters from other countries won't carry much.

It's fine that you've been practising in India because that doesn't count as a gap in your CV. What you need to do now is make sure that your scores are competitive, you gain USCE and also connections through those.

Good luck!
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