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Hello Everyone,

I am an old foreign graduate. Done with all USMLE steps.
I am starting this thread for people like me, who are going through this struggle of getting into residency. I have spent more than 6 years in the US. Still no residency. I know I am not alone in this struggle. Lets support and guide each other in making the best decision to fulfill our dream of becoming a physician. Nothing is impossible. Hard work and determination make every impossible possible.

Look forward to hearing form you guys.

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Hello Everyone,

I am an old foreign graduate. Done with all USMLE steps.
I am starting this thread for people like me, who are going through this struggle of getting into residency. I have spent more than 6 years in the US. Still no residency. I know I am not alone in this struggle. Lets support and guide each other in making the best decision to fulfill our dream of becoming a physician. Nothing is impossible. Hard work and determination make every impossible possible.

Look forward to hearing form you guys.

Regards
The more I think about my situation(like yours old IMG and attempt), the more I learn about this match(its my 2 round and the last one), the more I am convinced that CONTACT ONLY can provide us a spot.Unfortunately..
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Does any one know what can we do to increase our chances? I have 2 publications so far, few posters, a good number of observerships and externships.
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It's depends on speciality, USCE, LORs. Marina, you don't need to lose hope, I think, you improved your background ...we hope for best!!!
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Yes Marina, don't lose hope. Everyone has a different story. Different things work for different people. We just need to find out what works for us.
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I think observerships at some community hospitals where you can establish relationships with PDs and other attendings is ideal, preferably in states where you can get hands-on experience. If you cannot find this on your own, perhaps reaching out to some organizations like americlerkships or chicagoclerkships can help if you can afford it.

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