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Question Very Old IMG; 1993

I am new here in this forum. I am very old FMG graduate 1993 and now i want to give usmle, i m us citizen , i m in great confusion to give usmle exams or not?what will be my chances to get residency ? plz. help me
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Default I graduated in 2005

and I am already considered an old graduate.

I think you would need to score really high in all the tests and get enough US clinical experience and awesome recommendation letters. Obviously your chances are better if you try for the less popular specialties that don't have as many requirements as the more popular better paying ones. If you finished a residency in your country that sometimes count too and moves your status of old graduate closer to present date or if you are working in something health related in the US already.
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Default Img 2004

Hi I'm an IMG from 2004. I scored 231 in step 1. Does anybody knows what are my chances to get IM. thanks!!!!
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Hi everyone,

At ACA we have helped "older graduates" become competitive residency applicants, secure multiple interviews and match.

Although gradation year and USMLEs are important factors when applying for medical residency in the US, so are:

- Hands-on clinical experience since graduation
- Time dedicated to study and pass USMLEs
- "Gaps"
- US hands-on clinical experience
- Residency relevant work experience for those that can work in the US
- LORs and Clinical Evaluations from US Attending Physicians
- CV, Personal Statement and ERAS Application review


ACAs Medical Residency Track program is designed to help medical students and graduates that qualify with the above factors.

Contact us for a free evaluation and more details.


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Default Very old IMG 1993

I am very old IMG 1993, US-citizen, mom of 02 kids and working as medical assistant full time in neurology medical office since last three yrs. due to some economical problem.
But still I want to give step 1 from where and how I can start .
I have FA+ goljan + Kaplan lec. notes.
Can any body give me very sincere advise as I m in great confusion to give usmle exam or not.
Thanks.
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Zain,
Only you can answer that. But I will try to guide you into this decision process.

First , think how important this is for you. Do you really want to do this? Why? List the reasons.

Second, list other possibilities. Think about other options like pharma industry, PA or non medical areas.

Third, verify your financial situation. This role process will last in the best case scenario 1 year. And to guarantee a good application you will have to spend money in usmle fees, ecfmg fees, kaplan, usworld, bureaucracy, observerships, interviews.... I spent almost 30g.

Then after that you simply decide.

I am an old graduated too, so I can imagine how difficult is to make this decision.
Think deeply about it and after you make a decision, you just go and don't give up. You will want to give up, but once you decide you have to stick with your decision otherwise everything you have would be useless.
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Thanks Corinthian
for guiding me this way with expense of lot of money but u know I tried every thing related to medical field but all cost 40kg -60kg like PA, research and pharma represent all need lot of money and long list of requirement .
So I decided to do usmle I know it very difficult but I don't have any choice to do it and if don't do it this I can never do it as I m getting older too by age .
If u guide me with good study plan I will appreciate u
Thanks.
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this video helped me when I started my journey.
Maybe can help you too.
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Thanks Corinthian for such guiding Vedio of usmle study plan
Can I ask quest. Did u pass ur usmle steps ? How old IMG u r?
I am planing to give my step 1 at the end of 2014 oct
Or November after full study so when I have to do registration?
Can u pls give me ur email address so I can contact u for any help.
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send me your email using pm or post your email.
I will contact you.
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Corinthian
R u US citizen? From where u belongs?
My email address is
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is 4-5 years aways from grad considered an old grad? What constitutes an OLD GRAD?
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Some programs don't like more than 2 years but most will be satisfied with less that 5 years.
More than 5 years is definitely old graduate.
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Hi everyone,

At ACA we have helped "older graduates" become competitive residency applicants, secure multiple interviews and match.

Although gradation year and USMLEs are important factors when applying for medical residency in the US, so are:

- Hands-on clinical experience since graduation
- Time dedicated to study and pass USMLEs
- "Gaps"
- US hands-on clinical experience
- Residency relevant work experience for those that can work in the US
- LORs and Clinical Evaluations from US Attending Physicians
- CV, Personal Statement and ERAS Application review


ACAs Medical Residency Track program is designed to help medical students and graduates that qualify with the above factors.

Contact us for a free evaluation and more details.


Best - Victor
Hi there Im old grad 2002 but did one year of IM and then hematology training in my country . I was an attendant and clinical instructor there . Did step 1 224 and studying right now for step 2 CK .Only ten months here in the US . GC holder .I also have a kid and thar made it harder to study . Want to apply to IM and then hemoonco fellowship . How are my chances ?
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Default old US grad - too old to resume residency?

I am a US grad, began residency in 1987, did 3 years but did not complete due to family circumstances. I have been practicing as a GP for all these years. I want to be able to get board certified, in FP, IM, ER, psych, path, neuro or any non-surgical field. I'd like to enter as a PGY2, and there are some programs with openings. I am in outstanding health, a marathon runner. Do you think 58 would be too old to begin? I would complete at age 60, but I do intend to practice into my 90's!
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I am very old IMG 1993, US-citizen, mom of 02 kids and working as medical assistant full time in neurology medical office since last three yrs. due to some economical problem.
But still I want to give step 1 from where and how I can start .
I have FA+ goljan + Kaplan lec. notes.
Can any body give me very sincere advise as I m in great confusion to give usmle exam or not.
Thanks.
Hello Zain,I am also an old img,graduated in1993.Cuurrently I am doing postgraduation(MD) in Microbiology in my own country.I am planning to give usmle exam already a forum member.I have got lot of inspiration from your writing.Dont give up.Can anyone tell me if I can clear usmle then will it be possible for me to get an attachment in Clinical Microbiology or Pathology in US?Because I am very much interested in these paraclinical subjects and also doing postgraduation currently in my own country
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Default CLINICAL and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE - 6 months program

University of Miami has a very unique 6 months program - UMPIRE.

It's been in collaboration with a Charitable Trust in India - you can visit drnswami.org and submit the ContactUS form, specifying UMPIRE in the form.

They will be in touch and more than happy to help. The program really helped all their current batch students who got interviews and are waiting for the 2014 match results.

Good Luck.
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University of Miami has a very unique 6 months program - UMPIRE.

It's been in collaboration with a Charitable Trust in India - you can visit drnswami.org and submit the ContactUS form, specifying UMPIRE in the form.

They will be in touch and more than happy to help. The program really helped all their current batch students who got interviews and are waiting for the 2014 match results.

Good Luck.
Many many thanks for ur reply.I am an old IMG of 1993.Currently doing postgraduation(MD) in Microbiology in my own country India.You are telling that University of Miami has a very unique 6 months clinical research program-UMPIRE?If I can clear usmle then its possible to get attachment in Microbiology?I have to visit drnswami.org and have to submit the ContactUS form specifying UMPIRE in the form?If u have any further information please inform me.Thanks a lot.
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Thanks Corinthian for such guiding Vedio of usmle study plan
Can I ask quest. Did u pass ur usmle steps ? How old IMG u r?
I am planing to give my step 1 at the end of 2014 oct
Or November after full study so when I have to do registration?
Can u pls give me ur email address so I can contact u for any help.
Dont do it! Dont start preping for USMLE .......unless you find or already have solid connections .Im just saying from my own experience(YOG 1999, got ZERO IVs), they all will tell you graduated long time ago and they prefer fresher grads, your scores, attempts, USCE, step 3 dont matter,......nothing can overcome your YOG, except connections, its sad, but true.....
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yog calcuated. Is it from MBBS grad or any latest PG graduation?
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yog calcuated. Is it from MBBS grad or any latest PG graduation?
It is always after MBBS that the considerations are made, not after your last PG.
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