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Old 02-18-2013
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Question Am I considered an "old IMG" ?

Hi guys,

I know similar questions to the one I'll ask have been asked before, but I need to ask it anyway to ease my mind.
I just turned 27, I started medical school at 16, graduated in 2008 and now I'm finishing a 3 yr residency program. Here comes the question; If I somehow manage to sit interviews by the time I'm 29, would that be considered too old compared to other IMGs/AMGs? Does it hurt my chances?

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There is no white and black in this regard. It's all subjective and perceptive.

Some program directors think that more than one year after graduation is old! others do not mind taking candidates 15 years after graduation.

Generally, programs mention in their websites the cut-off for application, the most common cut-off applied is 5 years after graduation. Since you will be applying for the 2014 or 2015 season, so yes you most likely be considered old grad.

However, that does not mean that it's impossible to match, there are many "old grads" who were able to match throughout the history of matching.

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