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What YOG?Steps?
US citizen?
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2011. Aureus ( All Saints Aruba)
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We have a thread for IM, for FM, we have a non Caribbean thread, and now we have a Caribbean thread....
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We have a thread for IM, for FM, we have a non Caribbean thread, and now we have a Caribbean thread....
Yep, why not? its about as relevant as non caribbean. Caribbean students are IMGs but many are US citizens with our own issues with the match.

But that "Non Caribbean" thread made me a little upset. So here in the USA we like to be equal right?
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Yep, why not? its about as relevant as non caribbean. Caribbean students are IMGs but many are US citizens with our own issues with the match.

But that "Non Caribbean" thread made me a little upset. So here in the USA we like to be equal right?
Lol, you crack me up... seriously.

p.s. im a carib grad as well. but ive already listed all my stats and creds in the FM thread because thats where i applied.
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Lol, you crack me up... seriously.

p.s. im a carib grad as well. but ive already listed all my stats and creds in the FM thread because thats where i applied.
Yeah, we are different,

How many non Caribbean grads IMG live in the USA and owe 200k plus to US student loans that can never be forgiven? And yet we may not match, I'm in repayment because I did not match last year.


I do not have another country I can live in and practice medicine and make a living.


Different? Yes
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Yeah, we are different,

How many non Caribbean grads IMG live in the USA and owe 200k plus to US student loans that can never be forgiven? And yet we may not match, I'm in repayment because I did not match last year.


I do not have another country I can live in and practice medicine and make a living.


Different? Yes
You made that choice to go to the Caribbean, you can't hold other people against your chances. this is not a nice post.
why didn't you just go to a US school then?!
I live in US; I'm jobless. I am not going to sit here and bash other people over it.
Everyone fights their own battles. You don't get to decide you have it harder than other people.
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Yeah, we are different,

How many non Caribbean grads IMG live in the USA and owe 200k plus to US student loans that can never be forgiven? And yet we may not match, I'm in repayment because I did not match last year.


I do not have another country I can live in and practice medicine and make a living.


Different? Yes
I'm Canadian.

But sure, whatever helps you let off some steam. You gotta do what you gotta do.
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I'm Canadian.

But sure, whatever helps you let off some steam. You gotta do what you gotta do.
No man, you blow off steam by going on a run, punching a punching bag, dancing, I don't know, whatever works. We do not bash other people on this forum.
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No man, you blow off steam by going on a run, punching a punching bag, dancing, I don't know, whatever works. We do not bash other people on this forum.
Lol... True ... But yeh I doubt drfp has any plans of doing anything from that list you provided.
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Lol... True ... But yeh I doubt drfp has any plans of doing anything from that list you provided.
I don't understand why we have ' non carib' thread where someone is saying carib students have an advantage. And then we have a 'carib' thread where someone wants to say that they have their own problems.

We all have our own problems man. We're all IMGs. That automatically drops out best match chance at 50%. Carib or not.

Why can't we all get along and stick to one IM thread :/ Everyone can post their school country in their stats if it means that much to them.
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I don't understand why we have ' non carib' thread where someone is saying carib students have an advantage. And then we have a 'carib' thread where someone wants to say that they have their own problems.

We all have our own problems man. We're all IMGs. That automatically drops out best match chance at 50%. Carib or not.

Why can't we all get along and stick to one IM thread :/ Everyone can post their school country in their stats if it means that much to them.
True. and for that reason I highly doubt this thread will be used. And its just one person, i think most of us get along pretty well with each other... since we are all IMG/FMG's...
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I don't understand why we have ' non carib' thread where someone is saying carib students have an advantage. And then we have a 'carib' thread where someone wants to say that they have their own problems.

We all have our own problems man. We're all IMGs. That automatically drops out best match chance at 50%. Carib or not.

Why can't we all get along and stick to one IM thread :/ Everyone can post their school country in their stats if it means that much to them.
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I agree. I just logged in today and saw all these new threads. I don't understand the use/importance of these. Even the IM and FM threads, I haven't found them useful till now. Other than these threads telling me that people are getting interviews and rejections, they're not helpful at all. People post up credentials but its quite useless...obviously, everyone knows the better the score, the more chances for an interview.

Someone made the comment that the credentials are up there so future applicants can know what type of scores are acceptable by which programs, but I think that's down right stupid lol Firstly, not everyone who applies posts on these forums. Secondly, only people with good scores most often end up sharing their credentials so there's a bias. Just my personal opinion.

In the end I chose to ignore these threads but for some reason I just felt compelled to come out n say this

Guys, compare yourself to no one else but yourself. Strive to beat your personal best and look at the positive side. Don't worry about a rejection, or an acknowledgement. Use the forums for helpful threads such as talking about how to prepare for an interview, or how to contact programs etc etc (although a simple google search works best for that). Anyway, I'll stop ranting lol
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You made that choice to go to the Caribbean, you can't hold other people against your chances. this is not a nice post.
why didn't you just go to a US school then?!
I live in US; I'm jobless. I am not going to sit here and bash other people over it.
Everyone fights their own battles. You don't get to decide you have it harder than other people.
I agree, I'm not trying to bash, but I find it offensive when people who can practice medicine in thier own country go out if their way to create a seperate thread about matching to practice medicine in my country and exclude me because I'm "the wrong kind of IMG".

As far as why I did not not go to a US medical school, why didn't any of the other IMG's? I can also say living in the US and having the opportunity of going to a US medical school have nothing to do with each other.


I have reasons I went and 2004 was a different time than 2014 my friend.

I did not start in the Caribbean but at a scam school in England ( thought they were legit because the had US student loans) and went to the caribbean in 06 to start over in MD one.


This residency mess did not exist and I was 10 years younger.


My story is long and I have gone through a lot.


pray we all get a spot

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I agree, I'm not trying to bash, but I find it offensive when people who can practice medicine in thier own country go out if their way to create a seperate thread about matching to practice medicine in my country and exclude me because I'm "the wrong kind of IMG".

As far as why I did not not go to a US medical school, why didn't any of the other IMG's? I can also say living in the US and having the opportunity of going to a US medical school have nothing to do with each other.


I have reasons I went and 2004 was a different time than 2014 my friend.

I did not start in the Caribbean but at a scam school in England ( thought they were legit because the had US student loans) and went to the caribbean in 06 to start over in MD one.


This residency mess did not exist and I was 10 years younger.


My story is long and I have gone through a lot.


pray we all get a spot
The guy who created the non carib thread made it clear that he was excluding them because they have a clear advantage. most of them end up doing rotations in US. he wasn't excluding you because he thought you were inferior.
anyway, i can't waste anymore time on here. my country, your country is all BS. this country belongs to the native americans. just because my ancestors made it here a bit later than yours does not make it your country any more than it does mine!

everyone has gone through a lot. i have gone through a lot, i am not going to post sob stories here or compare myself to other people.
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The guy who created the non carib thread made it clear that he was excluding them because they have a clear advantage. most of them end up doing rotations in US. he wasn't excluding you because he thought you were inferior.
anyway, i can't waste anymore time on here. my country, your country is all BS. this country belongs to the native americans. just because my ancestors made it here a bit later than yours does not make it your country any more than it does mine!

everyone has gone through a lot. i have gone through a lot, i am not going to post sob stories here or compare myself to other people.
I'm a native American, I was born here, sorry what you said is BS, Caribbean students do NOT HAVE an advantage, that is BS!




India is NOT my country, Pakistan is not my country, I was not born there. My rights are here in my NATIVE country. It is not wrong nor BS that it upsets us that we pass the licensing exam only to not practice because of limited residency spots. There should be a system like in the UK for residencies in the USA.






As far as "Sob" story, so the non caribbean special IMG thread is not a sob story? Wow love the logic you have


Your right I do not have time to deal with people who do not care about justice, what is right and other's struggle. But wait a minute, we are all here for each other so I guess "These Sob stories" I do care about and as a physician I'm always interested in helping people, its my main flaw, I DO CARE, even about you.


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I'm a native American, I was born here, sorry what you said is BS, Caribbean students do NOT HAVE an advantage, that is BS!




India is NOT my country, Pakistan is not my country, I was not born there. My rights are here in my NATIVE country. It is not wrong nor BS that it upsets us that we pass the licensing exam only to not practice because of limited residency spots. There should be a system like in the UK for residencies in the USA.






As far as "Sob" story, so the non caribbean special IMG thread is not a sob story? Wow love the logic you have


Your right I do not have time to deal with people who do not care about justice, what is right and other's struggle. But wait a minute, we are all here for each other so I guess "These Sob stories" I do care about and as a physician I'm always interested in helping people, its my main flaw, I DO CARE, even about you.


Good luck in the match
I was born here too. I said 'native'. You know, the people who we call red indians.

I never said carib students have an advantage....I didn't make that thread. I even said so in that post and in that thread. You're not even reading what I said.

US IMGs are still IMGs. I am also a US IMG just like you. But I don't think that simply being one gives me more rights than someone who was born in Pakistan who has better scores.

Our country makes this exam and these spots accessible to people all over the world. We have an advantage because we don't have visa problems, which a lot of programs don't sponsor.

Where you went to school doesn't matter. AMGs get first pick. Then IMGs. What does help you is : US citizen/GC holder; good scores; recent graduation, US letters, US rotations.

I just didn't agree with your thought process of thinking that people from other countries shouldn't take your spot. If you have the scores and did the work, no one can take your spot.
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