Is this a decent application for MED? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 39
Threads: 11
Thanked 26 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 36
Question Is this a decent application for MED?

Hey everyone,

I am an IMG graduated this year.
step 1 - 247/99
step 2 cs - results awaited
step 2 ck - sept 1st
1 peer reviewed publication in intl. journal jan 2011
1 month elective in Radiology at Emory jul 2011
3 months observership at a hosp based program 2010
gold medalist of parent med school(batch topper)

my question is should i apply for this match and if i do what are my chances for a good university program in Int Med.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


  #2  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
Default

If you get your CS and Step 2 CK results before September 20th and you pass them with high score in Step 1 then you have excellent chances this year.

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 535
Threads: 12
Thanked 617 Times in 247 Posts
Reputation: 595
Default

99 Step 1 is a very important key, I also advice you to apply to radiology especially if you got a LOR from emory although competitive but you don't know your luck! apply widely on september 1st whatever creds available, eras will update the PDs with your result if you authorized it automatically in your eras account. Apply widely.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
cuppycake (07-18-2011)
 
  #4  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
I disagree Disagree with ApplicantGuide

Disagree with Applicantguide,

Do not apply on September 1st if your scores will be ready by mid September. Wait until your profile completes.

If you apply with partial profile, there's a risk of being filtered out by the residency coordinator and your file might not be seen by the selection committee.

True, your profile will be updated later when you get the results but the problem is that if they have filtered you out initially, they won't get you back into consideration even if your profile gets updated.

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
iomega61 (07-18-2011)
  #5  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 39
Threads: 11
Thanked 26 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

if i wish to go to a good university program will it be this yr. (i hv 4 US LOR)
or should i just wait until next year for a better chance for a university program?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by susanbal View Post
if i wish to go to a good university program will it be this yr. (i hv 4 US LOR)
or should i just wait until next year for a better chance for a university program?
What's the difference in your profile between this year and next year?

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 39
Threads: 11
Thanked 26 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

will be ecfmg certified and will have the step 3 before sept 1 also will have an opportunity to do more clinical rotations
but i dunno if it'll be worth the wait!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by susanbal View Post
will be ecfmg certified and will have the step 3 before sept 1 also will have an opportunity to do more clinical rotations
but i dunno if it'll be worth the wait!
What about this year. When you are you going to be ECFMG certified this year?

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 39
Threads: 11
Thanked 26 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

im planning to appear in ck in sept and going by the current ck reporting sch results will be delayed so im guessing oct/nov ill have ck scores and then ecfmg certification im told takes a month or two. so thats the problem..ill prob get filtered out by most programs this year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-18-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,920 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by susanbal View Post
im planning to appear in ck in sept and going by the current ck reporting sch results will be delayed so im guessing oct/nov ill have ck scores and then ecfmg certification im told takes a month or two. so thats the problem..ill prob get filtered out by most programs this year.
Then in that case.
Do what Applicantguide told you.
Apply on September 1st. See if you get interviews and then update them with your scores and ECFMG status.
If you get a program that you like, then that's it.
If you don't get a program (I mean interviews) that you like, then you can always withdraw before the match and wait for the next year to apply.

-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
harlesmd (07-20-2011), susanbal (07-18-2011)



Reply

Tags
IM-Match, Match-Probability

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMG Residency Application; To Apply or Not? What is the last date for application? StepTaker IMG Residency Match Forum 43 02-17-2015 10:07 PM
What USMLE scores are Bad? Decent? Good? Great? Epic? JJtheMD USMLE Step 1 Forum 15 07-05-2014 06:25 AM
ck application Dr. N Elham ECFMG Forum 4 04-30-2011 08:39 AM
step 3 application...pls help prachu85_v USMLE Step 3 Forum 4 01-24-2011 03:23 PM
CK application and CS IDAI ECFMG Forum 3 11-16-2010 11:20 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)