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Question Would a master degree help in residency!

Dear USMLE forum members.
I have done the step 1 and I got 235, I am preparing for the step 2 now.
I have an opportunity to start a master from may 2012, Do u guys think that having a master is really helpful to get into a residency or is just waste of time? and also If i start a master I don't have enough time to study so I have to postpone the exam.
Could you please help? I mean is it worth to start a master?

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What kind of Master? Academic or Clinical? In USA or overseas?

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It is a master of medicine in cardiovascular research in Canada.
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It looks like more of clinical research. So it's definitely helpful.

However, the question is "would it be reasonable to postpone your US plans if your ultimate goal is to come here?"

The sooner you come to this country the better.

The US journey is long. It entails three years of residency and maybe three more years of fellowship and perhaps a year or two for USMLE and observership/externship/research ...etc

So the sooner you come the better.

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Thanks for the reply!
If I start a master I dont think that I'd able to study well for the step 2 and get a good score. so my journey to come to US will be postponed!!
Yeah my priority is getting to a residency to US, so u say the sooner I come is the better!
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