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Hi there, I'm new in this forum.
I'm a 36 year old medical graduate from Germany. I graduated in the end of 2007 and worked there for 1,5 years in general surgery. When my first child was born in I stayed at home and my family moved to the US in 2010. I'm a permanent resident now and our second child got into daycare just in September. I'm studying for Step 1 right now. Don't have any LOR's or clinical experience in the US. What are the chances for me to get into a residency-program? Is there someone else out there in a similar situation???? What experiences did you have?
I'm studying on my own and have FA, Kaplan-videos and a lot of german medical textbooks. What else should I use for preparation?
I've heard about part-time residencies. Does anyone know anything more about that topic????
Thanks!!!!
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I used this video to understand how to prepare to step 1.
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just focus on Kaplan book/_DVD, +First aid and UW -q bank(USMLE Rx-optional)

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thank you so much for your message. Would Kaplan-Videos and the other stuff you mentioned be sufficient or do I have to buy the Kaplan-books as well? If so, would the 2011-version or so be ok or does it have to be the newest one? What do you think?
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thank you so much for your message. Would Kaplan-Videos and the other stuff you mentioned be sufficient or do I have to buy the Kaplan-books as well? If so, would the 2011-version or so be ok or does it have to be the newest one? What do you think?
there are Kaplan USMLE step1 books, which are not as expensive as other ones. I there anything wrong with it (regarding to its contents), except that they are not printed in the US? Does anyone have a clue?
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Hi there, I'm new in this forum.
I'm a 36 year old medical graduate from Germany. I graduated in the end of 2007 and worked there for 1,5 years in general surgery. When my first child was born in I stayed at home and my family moved to the US in 2010. I'm a permanent resident now and our second child got into daycare just in September. I'm studying for Step 1 right now. Don't have any LOR's or clinical experience in the US. What are the chances for me to get into a residency-program? Is there someone else out there in a similar situation???? What experiences did you have?
I'm studying on my own and have FA, Kaplan-videos and a lot of german medical textbooks. What else should I use for preparation?
I've heard about part-time residencies. Does anyone know anything more about that topic????
Thanks!!!!
Hi there, I work for an organization that helps guide/place IMG/FMGs. To be honest, your chances of getting in are low without USCE or LORs. Program Directors are harsh as it is on FMGs, so without these essentials on your CV you're most likely going to get looked over. My advice is to aim for a 250+ for your Step 1 on first attempt. Apply to research in hospitals. Most time they'll give you an unpaid position at a community-based program. Program Directors prefer research at an ACGME Accredited university-based program. These usually pay $800-$1000 but again, are hard to attain. Hope this info helps, message me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have!
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