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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Unhappy Applied to 150 programs

I applied to 150 programs and did not match!
89/91/85 no USCE old grad FMG
Looking for IM

I am really frustrated

what can I do next match please any ideas!
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I am really sorry to hear your story
$3000 is a big amount of money

Can I ask you:
  • did you get interviews?
  • do you need visa?
  • how many years since graduation?
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I've got two interviews and they did not rank me
Yes I need visa
12 years since graduation
now working as anesthetist overseas
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It's important that you tailor your ERAS application to your strengths.
If you are now working as anesthesiologist overseas then probably it's best to apply for anesthesiology.
Get LOR's and in your case I think it should be from USA.
So come for a visit visa and do some volunteer jobs and better if externship or observership.
Apply to anesthesiology don't apply to Internal Medicine.

If you are fed up with Anesthesiology then use it as a "get through the doors" portal of entry to the US system then you'd have great chances to switch to Internal Medicine later on even after one year of residency.

Don't despair my friend apply next year
Get your ERAS token
you have good scores

All the luck
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Dear Frera,

Try Customized IMG Friendly Residency Lists

they can help you choose the appropriate programs that have the potential to accept you
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