Hello! I値l be an incoming first year student at the Medical School of University of Santo Tomas and I want to do my residency in the US. I have dual citizenship to Canada and the Philippines so I know I値l have to get a visa at some point. I also want to do some clinical rotations in the States as well because it makes an application of an IMG for residencies look more competitive and gives a chance for students to learn about the US medical system. Before I can do all of this, I know that I must take Steps 1, 2 CS and CK of the USMLE痴. Is it advisable to take Step 1 after the third year of medical school and do visiting rotations in the US for my fourth year then complete Step 2CS and 2CK after the local boards to be matched for US residency spots? I知 unsure of how well this route will play out, are there any of you that can suggest a different path to be matched with a US medical institution after graduating medical school or a year after graduation? If you are already an IMG who matched at a hospital in the US, I'd love to know your story or if you're someone who has finished Step 1 or about to do Step I
Thanks for all your help.