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Question Very Old IMG!

I am IMG; 1985, I passed all USMLE Steps within 7 years: 1 Step 186 - first attempt, 2 Step CK 185 - first attempt, 2 CS - third attempt, 3 Step - second attempt. Last Step I passed in August 2013. Do I have any chance to find a residency? I had a huge clinical experience in my country but, unfortunately, don't have it in the USA, only observeship. And will paid externship help me if I get it? I can't imagine myself without medicine!
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Hi, Valeriya.

I'm an old IMG too and our years of graduation are just few years apart. Do you have an email?

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Hi, Valeriya.

I'm an old IMG too and our years of graduation are just few years apart. Do you have an email?

Rhyme
Hello Rhyme!
My e-mail valeriya.gavrilova@yahoo.com , and yours?
Valeriya
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Hi, Valeriya.

I sent you an email Pls. check it out. Thanks.

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I think your condition is really good. And always i think Old is Gold..
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Default Hello, I am also an old IMG...

Nice to meet you. I am also an IMG, from Japan.
I was born in 1984. 30 years old now. I've passed only step2 CK (255)
I will take step1 and step2 CS in one year.

What is your postgraduate year (PGY)?
Do you think it is difficult for old graduates to get a residency?
How about fellowship?

Please tell me about your opinions.

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ntakuro3@yahoo.co.jp
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I'm an old IMG too (1996), I sent you a private message with my email, thanks
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I belong to this group too - graduated 1996
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I am an old IMG too. I graduted at 1990,and I am applying this years. I think God always have a good oportunity for everybody,no matter what.
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I am IMG; 1985, I passed all USMLE Steps within 7 years: 1 Step 186 - first attempt, 2 Step CK 185 - first attempt, 2 CS - third attempt, 3 Step - second attempt. Last Step I passed in August 2013. Do I have any chance to find a residency? I had a huge clinical experience in my country but, unfortunately, don't have it in the USA, only observeship. And will paid externship help me if I get it? I can't imagine myself without medicine!
I am an old IMG too. trying to get US/Canada experience with no luck. did you resolve your issues? please help me.
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Hi all..

I'm 30 yr old and planning to get into some fellowship in US.. lets support each other...

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My email is lax321@gmail.com

I would be happy to join a study group...
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Dear all , I am applying for match 2015 this yr. I am an IMG graduate of 1999. I completed my residency in my country in 2004 and then came to US. I have a gap from 2005-2011 where I dedicated myself to my children.
Since 2011, I have done volunteer work in a hospital for 1 yr, then gave steps ( step 1 = 248, step 2 ck = 244 , CS passed first attempt , and step 3 given this month ) all within 1 yr ( 2013-2014 )
I have also done clinical externships in the last 3 months in NY .
What do u think my chances are ? I am terrified b/c of the gap from my graduation to this time of applying .
Plz share ur experience if somebody has been in the same boat as me , now or at some point in time .
sese
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am an old img. took step 1 206 and ck 196. all passed. going to take my cs and step 3 once I get my nursing visa. what are my chances when I finished working as a nurse for 3 years? email me. rocketjester696512@yahoo.com
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Hi!!!
I am old IMG graduated from carribean YOG 1999
I have been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor ever since as I am licensed as Naturopathic Doctor in Canada.
Just wandering do I have any chance of getting into residency in US in FB/IM
(as I have heard lot of universities are going very Integrative in dealing with patients) after passing my USMLEs.

Thanks
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I graduated 1997 then dedicated my time to family. Now that kids are older, I want to review again and plan to give exams next year. I am glad to see some of you out there.
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I am IMG, have completed my MBBS, MD and DM in interventional cardiology from India. I want to do fellowship in interventional cardiology in US and later practice in Cardiology in US. I have given USMLE step 1 exams an preparing for MLE step 2 CK and CS. What should be the ideal pathway for me? First get ECFMG certification after passing step1, 2 CK and CS--> apply for fellowship --> after that apply for residency in IM--> board certification OR apply for residency and then do fellowship? Please help
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Default YOG more than 5 years. Do I stand a chance

I graduated from med school in 2009 and then proceeded to do speciality in general medicine from 2011-2014 in India. Provided I get good scores on my steps,what are my chances I can match. I'd like to think about it realistically before I take the jump.
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HI
I am an IMG graduated in 2009. have clinical experience in my country for one and a half year. Have a gap for 3 yrs. Gave my step 1 in feb 2015 scored 222, gave step 2 CS in april 2015 waiting for results. planning to give step 2 CK in july 2015, didnot gain any clinical experience in US. Looking for observerships but no luck.

Can you share your experience with me

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I turn 50 next year but am in good shape and health and my medical knowledge is sound. I am a graduate of 1990.If I try taking my steps now, is there a chance?
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Dear all, I am an almost 40 years of age associate chief ENT surgeon in my home country, grad of 2000, with great deal of experinces and exellent publication, currently I am in one year assignment in Canada pursuing MSc. in Otolaryngology. I am always thinking about USMLE, but I just did not dare to take the exam, main reason is I afraid I am too old and afraid after paying that much time and energy, if I do not score high or becaus of my age I likely never be able to get in , I was also daunted by the fact which I had been told that ENT is very competitive. but something is biting me day and night, I cannot get rid of it, can any body give me an advice, poems of thanks!
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Hi
Me to very old IMG graduated 2007
I will take step 1 next year
my mail: Mido2346@yahoo.com
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Hello, Old graduate in 1999, worked here and there in my country. passed step1, 2 CSA scores<200 first attempt ecfmg certified in sep 2004. Passed step 3 score< 200 4 attmepts Came to US in 2007. Worked 3 years in clinic as medical assistant and extern. Went to physician assistant program and working as physician assistant certified for 2 years Licensed in Texas what are my chnace if I just apply or I reappaer in all steps.
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Hello, Old graduate in 1999, worked here and there in my country. passed step1, 2 CSA scores<200 first attempt ecfmg certified in sep 2004. Passed step 3 score< 200 4 attmepts Came to US in 2007. Worked 3 years in clinic as medical assistant and extern. Went to physician assistant program and working as physician assistant certified for 2 years Licensed in Texas what are my chnace if I just apply or I reappaer in all steps.
I don't know... I lost my hope
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wow, is 1985 so old?? you posted in 2013, meaning you were 28 to start residency???? i thought that its a very normal age!!! i am going to start when i am 31 or 32.
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You missed up with my age I graduated from medical school in 1985...
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