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Old 12-23-2013
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Can somebody tell me what is the scope of getting into a good residency program if you're a fresh medical graduate (IMG) with no US clinical experience and haven't done any research work...
basically by just relying on ur Step 1 scores...?
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Hey there. To be completely honest, you're chances of getting in are pretty low. My advice:

1. If you're applying, only apply to IMG-friendly programs.
2. Make sure your step 1 score it above a 240.
3. Try to get USCE/research IN THE SPECIALTY YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. Most research unfortunately will not be paid, and is in community-based hospitals. I work with Program Directors and they prefer ACGME Accredited, university-based research.

You may have an advantage though. As a fresh Grad, you can begin filling your CV with relevant experience that can only benefit you as an IMG. YOG is highly important, but if you have no gaps between Graduation and applying for residency, PD's will be impressed that you're dedicated and so on.

I work for an organization named Residents Medical. We specialize in IMG/FMG residency. The bulk of our residents are from India. If you'd like more info let me know, I'd be glad to help!
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