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Old 10-05-2013
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Question Is there a problem with new International Med School?

OK, so I just got selected in a med-school its one of the best med-school teaching wise in my county..the hospital is state of the art and has a 20 bed ER, and all other specialties and services, but the med-school is relatively new, just one batch has graduated so far, teaching quality is excellent and the school is IMED recognized but it is not recognized by medical board of California or WHO yet..

If I get good scores on the USMLEs, try for an elective in the us. would there be a chance of getting residency. Do residency program in other states except California directors reject applicants from schools they haven't heard about and have no other graduates practicing in the USA and is not recognized by the medical board of California?

The only other option I have is another school with a 30 bed teaching hospital and no ER department, with 2 graduates matched into psychiatry..should i go for that school?
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There is no problem with a new International Med School as long as it's IMED listed.

Program Directors do not have any idea about International med schools whether they are new or old. They just care about your ECFMG status and USMLE scores and US LoRs and USCE.

So go ahead and join that nice school.

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