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Default General surgery mount sinai application chances?

Dear fellows,

Would like to apply to general surgery in Mount Sinai New-york.


please evaluate my chances
Step 1 -257
step 2 - 251
cs - pass (first)
0- research.

2 weeks clinical clerkship in internal medicine Metropolitan hospital New York. - 1 LOR - good
4 weeks transplant surgery clerkship in Mayo clinic Rochester - 3 Lor's medium (from surgeons).

Graduated a month ago from Europe.
Need Visa.
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Dear fellows,

Would like to apply to general surgery in Mount Sinai New-york.


please evaluate my chances
Step 1 -257
step 2 - 251
cs - pass (first)
0- research.

2 weeks clinical clerkship in internal medicine Metropolitan hospital New York. - 1 LOR - good
4 weeks transplant surgery clerkship in Mayo clinic Rochester - 3 Lor's medium (from surgeons).

Graduated a month ago from Europe.
Need Visa.

I see your credentials are awesome man. You got more on your step 1 than your step2 CK, thats rare. And 3 LORs from american surgeons from Mayo Clinic is great. I think your chances are good. If you don't match in Mount Sinai you will most likely match somewhere else.

But if its Mount Sinai what you want the most and you are willing to sacrifice 1 more year to live your dream, then maybe a preliminary surgery program in mount sinai would be a good idea. You do 1 year in preliminary surgery and at the end, apply again and get into the categorical program with a LOT more experience and LORs (from the people in mount sinai) and maybe even some research experience.

By the way, I guess you mean the H1b visa when you say you need visa. If you go into a preliminary program, you only go with a J1, and once you go J1 you CANT go back to h1b. But you can stick with a J1 for 7 years. Have an eye on that particular situation.
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Btw... Why dont you apply to Mayo Clinic???? Its an awesome program, and you already have the LORs from people inside. You will have more chances to get there than Mount Sinai
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Dear fellows,

Would like to apply to general surgery in Mount Sinai New-york.


please evaluate my chances
Step 1 -257
step 2 - 251
cs - pass (first)
0- research.

2 weeks clinical clerkship in internal medicine Metropolitan hospital New York. - 1 LOR - good
4 weeks transplant surgery clerkship in Mayo clinic Rochester - 3 Lor's medium (from surgeons).

Graduated a month ago from Europe.
Need Visa.
Nice scores fresh grad, where did u graduate from?
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Mayo Clinic is an awasome program, but after already being interviewed there, i understood that chances of matching into categorical position are slim, But my main reason is the location, i somewhat prefer a bigger city.
I graduated from Budapest.
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