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Hello friends..

I am about to enter my internship. I'm facing a lot of confusion as to what to do after internship. Following options arise plz help me out..!

Option 1: after internship, prepare for usmle steps., do externships., try get US Lors., and try matching for 2014.

Option 2: after internship, do MD (and also some research) in home country., and side by side keep clearing usmle steps., and then apply for match with externship.

I'm sure many of u would have faced same dilemma at some point of ur life.

Plz help me out.
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Both options are good.

But generally speaking the sooner you come to USA the better.

USA does not recognize postgraduate degrees from overseas so if your ultimate goal is USA then you don't need to waste your time doing that.

Also, another point. Residency programs in USA prefer fresh graduates over graduates with 3-5 years after grads so you'll have better chances if you come earlier.

So from your two options I choose option 1.
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Default Thanks for d rply sir..!

Sir, I just have a fear that, if I come early to US and spend a lot of money in externships and living expenses... Then if i don't get matched... Then I have to go back to my home country...and again start preparing for MD Entrances exams..!
That would be like losing time and money both..! But once I'm MD in my home country... Then even if I don't get matched in US... I can anytime come back and practice as MD.
Please share ur thoughts on this...!!
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Am not sure if I am understanding you right.

But I think that since you can do MD after failing to get the match in US then what's the problem with that? You will already spend money and time on MD whether you do it before or after coming to US!

If you cannot do MD after failing to get a match in US then that's a different issue.
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Default Sorry if was nt clear...

So wat i get frm u is that... Though both the options are good, bt u would stil advice the first one..! That is cmin to US early...!
Thanks for ur advice sir..!
Bt even if i go the other way round... That is first doing an MD in home country., and then cmin to US..! Wil that be a wrong plan...? Or perhaps wil it b lyk getin matchd wil bcme a little difficult for me... Bt nt impossible..? Ryt.?
Hope i made myself clear this time..!!
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Do not start this journey this way!!!!
BE POSITIVE... and positive outcomes will find you.

"when one ultimately decides, providence moves also"....Anthony robbins.
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