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Old 12-23-2012
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Down Trend Worrisome trend?

I don't mean to scare anyone or cause panic, but i was talking to a friend the other day, who is currently an IM resident at a prestigious univ in the US, and he was saying that he's noticed this year that a lot of residencies are preferring US grads or international grads with an american visa to the IMGs needing J1/H1B even when the grads from the US or with an american visa have a much inferior application compared to the IMGs. My friend reckoned that for an IMG to get even Internal Medicine, he would need a minimum 245 on his steps coupled with USCE and research to stand a chance, because most programs do not want to get into the visa mess and prefer to get people who already have visas.

Any truth to this statement? Because that makes it quite hard for IMGs!
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I guess this is true
always been true
the truth is
programs will only take IMGs who need visa only if the spots go unfilled
ie the left overs are given to IMGs who need visa
always been like that!
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