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Question Want to quit my job and start studying for USMLE

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I am an IMG, want to take steps but old up to 4 yrs since graduation since I am doing job.
1) now i want to know any official disadvantages in this regard ?
i know studies is harder for old one.
2) did they make any policy for any change in matching which goes negative for me as older graduate?
3) how much charm in usmle now, for muslim IMG?
4) how much over all scoring in all steps i.e 1. 2 .3 .cs .ck match visa policy which i have to face for sucess.
5) WHAT IS VISA (i.e easily or harder) RESPONSE IN PAKISTAN FOR IMG?
plz tell me in detail
I am waiting for a good reply because I have to quit my job for studies
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4 years is not old if you were having continuing medical experience, sure you are not considered a fresh graduate but you have good chances. No disadvantages but make sure you have about 20k collected to cover the expenses of the exams, observerships and interviews. There is no discrimination between any religion or ethnity. For success you need to have good scores ie above 90, howver I have many applicants who match with low 80s scores especially those who have GC or have previous residency or continued clinical experience or done 2-3 observerships. After you apply for CS exam you will get a letter from ecfmg to support your application for b1b2 visa for teh purpose of exams and observerships. After you match the other visa types will be discussed.
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Default thanks alot .u guys are doing gr8 job this is very helpful

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4 years is not old if you were having continuing medical experience, sure you are not considered a fresh graduate but you have good chances. No disadvantages but make sure you have about 20k collected to cover the expenses of the exams, observerships and interviews. There is no discrimination between any religion or ethnity. For success you need to have good scores ie above 90, howver I have many applicants who match with low 80s scores especially those who have GC or have previous residency or continued clinical experience or done 2-3 observerships. After you apply for CS exam you will get a letter from ecfmg to support your application for b1b2 visa for teh purpose of exams and observerships. After you match the other visa types will be discussed.
thanks alot .u guys are doing gr8 job .this site is very helpful.i have gulf experience and my home country fcps1 with 7 month residency ,did they give me any extra benefit in c.v or match? iam new and very happy to join this site.
thanks again all of u.
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Any clinical experience even if not USCE ( US clinical experience) is counted in the IMG friendly programs, though it doesn't replace the USCE as a requirement which you canobtain it by doing 2-3 observerships.
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