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Default How important is the year of graduation ?

Hi there,

It seems the year of graduation is taken into account when hospitals consider accepting residents into their programs. But how important is it ? I have seen programs mentioning "not more than 4 years past YOG". Is this mention only for American Medical Graduates ? Or for IMGs as well ? I graduated in 2010 in France - is it gonna be a big issue for me ?

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Hi there,

It seems the year of graduation is taken into account when hospitals consider accepting residents into their programs. But how important is it ? I have seen programs mentioning "not more than 4 years past YOG". Is this mention only for American Medical Graduates ? Or for IMGs as well ? I graduated in 2010 in France - is it gonna be a big issue for me ?

Thank you for your input.
YOG is for anybody applying for residency. 2010 is old but not too old. You can still find programs where there is no graduation cut off. Du courage et bonne chance.
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Thank you for your message danikp.
Bonne journee a toi
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Generally 5+ years is considered an old graduation date. The average for IMG's is 4.7, but for US grads, 1.7.

Older grads must have recent clinical. That is most important.
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