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After successfully interviewing at both IMG friendly and Non -IMG friendly programs and about 13-15 interviewers chiefs, 3rd years, PDs, associate PDs, attendings I can say only one thing:

They are all usual doctors! they don't need any rehearsed speech. You just need to have enoigh personality charisma and excitement to have a conversation with a stranger who can become your mentor and colleague.

only thing I would make sure before interview is have your short story ready: who are you where are y from what you did and what you are going to do.

be prepared for the questions that you have to yourself and that you know is a question in your CV. have enough questions for everyone everything ask same questions, listen to same answers but you ll be amazed how many times you will be asked if you have any questions and the thing is no matter even if you ask simplest thing to a resident: "Would you choose this program again?" he/she will start long talk and say whatever she wants to say, they want to share and show there hospital their experience, so just let them speak. "Tell me more about this floor about the nurses about your routine day.. etc.. just ask ask ask questions.

Be yourself, totally honest, extrovert, funny, make jokes, make them smile. no need to be anecdotal just make a flow in the conversation, I even presented case on the morning round, and answered qs that interns could not. just be free, not stupidly self confident but show them that you can make a wonderful symbiosis with american grads. american doctors. that you appreciate their path, which is not easy at all. That you are here not as an enemy, that you will bring something to them. that they will be fortunate to have you there. Be very honest, honesty is the key, tell them how you learned from the obstacles in your career and how "YOU MADE MOST OUT OF IT" that you are coachable, that you are a good listener self sacrificing team member, and just simply a wonderful person to work with.
I search and read lot of IV notes i.e. answers to specific questions but mostly I think you should just write your thoughts about yourself just like personal statement and your the phrases ideas, inputs that you have in your statement. they may not even have taken a glance at your application.

If PD is IMG tell them your story and mention that you and other foreign grads all have similar stories verbalize your thoughts your concerns in a positive thoughtful way.

Talk about your kids, your family parents especially if you are from a doctor's family. whoever scared us not to mention that we are from family of doctors was very very wrong. This is your background this is in your blood, they like it.

They will be the ones who will have simple conversation with you simple topics, for some of them it is in a same way obligation to interview you as for you to be interviewed there.

and before interview social dinner with residents, don't believe those who say residents are spied of PD. They are one family, you should be afraid of them if you area a cheater, betrayer or you wanna bring something bad to that family, otherwise they will just welcome you will whole heart. use the moment and show them your personal personality.
Tell everyone the things that you usually desperately tell and chat with your closet friends, the moment when you desperately try to let them know the reasons why you deserve to match, why you are a good applicant, why you are not worse than others even though you have this this and that problem, but you can do it.. I'm sure you all have that moment.

If you can keep open and interesting conversation you will be surprised by the different types of interviewers and what they will tell you. if you are honest they will be even more honest.

Be simply a person, no matter what specialty, what type of interview what is your medical knowledge hoe many grads you are, if you are attractive to them, and if you are there, you can be at the level of any other type of graduates and act even better.

I felt very sad when I saw how self assured and artificially obliged some foreign country (will not specify cause i really appreciate that race of people) AMGs acted on interview those who have done rotations in that program and who knew everyone, on any extra outside interview activity they were like: ahh do i have to do this, ooh mmhhh" and you could clearly see the compulsory movements of face and each action.

When I honestly stated: "Thank you for having me hear on interview ,I know this is not the place where lot of IMGs are invited" i received answer: "Yes you are right but your case was unique".. and yes I do spoke about Stalin with PD.

If you are scared of sharing your life thoughts and emotions with not very well known to you people work on it.

Lot of my friends tell me not to even try for lay people to understand the path that we are going on, why no one understand why do we even go on interviews and what is it so important and when you come back form interview why you are not starting to work there if they liked you that much.. but believe me the effort I am putting to make them understand what's going on and all the texts I am using during those conversations are the ones who help me and come on my mind on interview.

I don't know what else to say guys. I have some really nice notes, collections of some other notes lot of questions, which i try to read even on the way by taxi because you really never have any question in your mind once you are in there. if you want to read em PM me yr email. they are personal indeed but believe me I am reading interviews for any specialty from any person, any notes any sentences any ideas are very helpful because in the end of the day it comes down to that how interesting your two phrases are and how much energy and excitement you have left once all the interviewees are starting complaining about how their heels hurt their legs and how hungry they are when you have not even taken a peace of candy.
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Great advice Tamta, thanks!!

One question though, how many you iv's had medical questions?

and How many of your ivs asked you tell them cases out of journals you read?
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none. but i would surely have some interesting cases on my mind. if they are from your real experience then y wont need to worry a lot.
those that ask personal qs are malignant those that ask you things they should not are malignant. those that do not let you interact with residents are malignant.
we actually even signed agreement that they did not ask or act anything beyond their scope. we actually can ask almost anything about the program.
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after successfully interviewing at both img friendly and non -img friendly programs and about 13-15 interviewers chiefs, 3rd years, pds, associate pds, attendings i can say only one thing:

They are all usual doctors! They don't need any rehearsed speech. You just need to have enoigh personality charisma and excitement to have a conversation with a stranger who can become your mentor and colleague.

Only thing i would make sure before interview is have your short story ready: Who are you where are y from what you did and what you are going to do.

Be prepared for the questions that you have to yourself and that you know is a question in your cv. Have enough questions for everyone everything ask same questions, listen to same answers but you ll be amazed how many times you will be asked if you have any questions and the thing is no matter even if you ask simplest thing to a resident: "would you choose this program again?" he/she will start long talk and say whatever she wants to say, they want to share and show there hospital their experience, so just let them speak. "tell me more about this floor about the nurses about your routine day.. Etc.. Just ask ask ask questions.

Be yourself, totally honest, extrovert, funny, make jokes, make them smile. No need to be anecdotal just make a flow in the conversation, i even presented case on the morning round, and answered qs that interns could not. Just be free, not stupidly self confident but show them that you can make a wonderful symbiosis with american grads. American doctors. That you appreciate their path, which is not easy at all. That you are here not as an enemy, that you will bring something to them. That they will be fortunate to have you there. Be very honest, honesty is the key, tell them how you learned from the obstacles in your career and how "you made most out of it" that you are coachable, that you are a good listener self sacrificing team member, and just simply a wonderful person to work with.
I search and read lot of iv notes i.e. Answers to specific questions but mostly i think you should just write your thoughts about yourself just like personal statement and your the phrases ideas, inputs that you have in your statement. They may not even have taken a glance at your application.

If pd is img tell them your story and mention that you and other foreign grads all have similar stories verbalize your thoughts your concerns in a positive thoughtful way.

Talk about your kids, your family parents especially if you are from a doctor's family. Whoever scared us not to mention that we are from family of doctors was very very wrong. This is your background this is in your blood, they like it.

They will be the ones who will have simple conversation with you simple topics, for some of them it is in a same way obligation to interview you as for you to be interviewed there.

And before interview social dinner with residents, don't believe those who say residents are spied of pd. They are one family, you should be afraid of them if you area a cheater, betrayer or you wanna bring something bad to that family, otherwise they will just welcome you will whole heart. Use the moment and show them your personal personality.
Tell everyone the things that you usually desperately tell and chat with your closet friends, the moment when you desperately try to let them know the reasons why you deserve to match, why you are a good applicant, why you are not worse than others even though you have this this and that problem, but you can do it.. I'm sure you all have that moment.

If you can keep open and interesting conversation you will be surprised by the different types of interviewers and what they will tell you. If you are honest they will be even more honest.

Be simply a person, no matter what specialty, what type of interview what is your medical knowledge hoe many grads you are, if you are attractive to them, and if you are there, you can be at the level of any other type of graduates and act even better.

I felt very sad when i saw how self assured and artificially obliged some foreign country (will not specify cause i really appreciate that race of people) amgs acted on interview those who have done rotations in that program and who knew everyone, on any extra outside interview activity they were like: Ahh do i have to do this, ooh mmhhh" and you could clearly see the compulsory movements of face and each action.

When i honestly stated: "thank you for having me hear on interview ,i know this is not the place where lot of imgs are invited" i received answer: "yes you are right but your case was unique".. And yes i do spoke about stalin with pd.

If you are scared of sharing your life thoughts and emotions with not very well known to you people work on it.

Lot of my friends tell me not to even try for lay people to understand the path that we are going on, why no one understand why do we even go on interviews and what is it so important and when you come back form interview why you are not starting to work there if they liked you that much.. But believe me the effort i am putting to make them understand what's going on and all the texts i am using during those conversations are the ones who help me and come on my mind on interview.

I don't know what else to say guys. I have some really nice notes, collections of some other notes lot of questions, which i try to read even on the way by taxi because you really never have any question in your mind once you are in there. If you want to read em pm me yr email. They are personal indeed but believe me i am reading interviews for any specialty from any person, any notes any sentences any ideas are very helpful because in the end of the day it comes down to that how interesting your two phrases are and how much energy and excitement you have left once all the interviewees are starting complaining about how their heels hurt their legs and how hungry they are when you have not even taken a peace of candy.

excellent work!!all d very best..
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I just want to add that all my programs were really friendly and nice.
Expect as people say to receive medical que'stions and some usual regular questions from the programs hat are named Malignant like showing chest X-ray asking med stuff, but you cannot prepare for it they can ask anything so don't stress yourself just be confident and don't be afraid to say i don't know but I will find out. also biggest part o being a good doctor is to know when you need to call for help, to know your limit.
Wish you all the best and hope you all find your perfect match
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Thank you Tamta for taking the time and sharing with us your IV Experience!!

It is very helpful for me!!
and I believe that everyone who is reading this post can get sooooo much beneficial info !!!!

Good luck to you !!
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Thank you Tamta for taking the time and sharing with us your IV Experience!!

It is very helpful for me!!
and I believe that everyone who is reading this post can get sooooo much beneficial info !!!!

Good luck to you !!
I owe a lot to this forum. and i feel its my obligation to somehow help others.
We all need help from God. otherwise i dont know how would be hold on this way.
Even though everyone recommends and even scares me to refrain myself from posting experiences I don't think I say anything that can hurt me.
all i say is honest truth.

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and guys please include your email address when you message me to send notes
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What notes tamta?
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some notes that I have gathered with questions and some answers on common qs
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very well written. Thanks a lot. Can you please send me that note.
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Thanks very much for the post. Can you please forward it to my email id as well - yvrn19489@gmail.com.
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I don't know if this question is relevant or not but a clear answer would be so appreciated ,if I started a six month externship in may and will continue to october , how do i write this in my eras and is the continuing USCE is valued by programs or they only consider till 15/9?
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I don't know if this question is relevant or not but a clear answer would be so appreciated ,if I started a six month externship in may and will continue to october , how do i write this in my eras and is the continuing USCE is valued by programs or they only consider till 15/9?
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I am in the same situation. You caannot put it in Eras. you email the programs about that with kind request to review your application or y tell them on interview that you are doing that.
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Tamta thanks a lot for the advice. I have few interviews lined up next month could you pls send me those notes. My email address is sf_simmi@yahoo.com
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You started after 15/9 or before that time and continued through match season? as i will be starting in may.
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You started after 15/9 or before that time and continued through match season? as i will be starting in may.
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i started in august and continue until now, and honestly it helps and i sent out emails and despite several rejections I got interviews after sending emails specifying what i do and where I am. pointing out your location and flexibility in the email is crucial
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Please please send your iv notes. I have IV day after 2mrw. Thank you tons!!!! my email: ameenasyeda22@yahoo.com

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Hello Tamta I really appreciate your enthusiasm and effort in share your story with us. Can you please send me your notes to yeanca_89@hotmail.com. Thanks
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Hi tamta , thank you very much for your post , could you plz forward me the notes . My email ID is onlyjessy9@gmail.com

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Thanks for the info tamta. Can I request a copy too please? iacinteperla@gmail.com

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Could you please forward me the notes, also? Thank you very much and I wish everyone the very best! mic.1706@hotmail.com
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Have in mind some interesting case

q form todays interview:

What was the challenging situation that you have encountered in your practice?
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Hey tanta thanks a lot for making the whole interview process sound easy. I have a few lines up next month want to prepare for it a bit. Could you pls forward me your notes too. My email sf_simmi@yahoo.com thanks a lot
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some notes that I have gathered with questions and some answers on common qs
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Could you please forward the notes to me as well? pondsandoceans@gmail.com Thanks for great advice above.
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I am in good health, very well prepared mentally and physically for residency training
I have excellent peer relationships
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Positive self esteem
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Balance between help seeking and autonomy.
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Thank you Tamta,
However I have an objection:
Not always you want to tell them about your family, especially if you have many doctors in it. All of us know that sometimes people go to medschool not because they really feel so, but because their doctors parents/grandparents insisted.

So I would hold on to it. Only if your 6th sense tell you it will help - talk about it.
I personally didn't tell my interviewers about it. But I have 5 other doctors in my family.
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Thank you Tamta,
However I have an objection:
Not always you want to tell them about your family, especially if you have many doctors in it. All of us know that sometimes people go to medschool not because they really feel so, but because their doctors parents/grandparents insisted.

So I would hold on to it. Only if your 6th sense tell you it will help - talk about it.
I personally didn't tell my interviewers about it. But I have 5 other doctors in my family.
I understand your point. and I myself am disappointed to accidentaly meet an interviewer from my med school who took me off the track form itnerview and than started to mentor me that i should not speak about family and about kids etc. I just mean that we should be frank honest and without restrictions prudent but not scared. and of course everythign depends on programs and interviewers some programs are so malignant that interview with them is like 40 minutes with each person and you feel as if you are on police raport being questioned under pressure.
mentioning that you are form a family of doctors will only speak about your solid background. That y just didnot choos emedicine to earn whole lotta money. and i am not the one who was forced to choose medicine. So i use that point only in a positive manner.
Like you may deactivate your facebook or hid your name during interview season or in opposite you can use it to promote yourself and show your personality.

its all about how things are done and put on plate. even my morning oatmeal from McDonalds is different every other day depending who makes it
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Well, in my interveiw. The pd told at the end of chat. You have 2 things against u( my family).. i am suprise why even she invited me if she she wants single
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Well, in my interveiw. The pd told at the end of chat. You have 2 things against u( my family).. i am suprise why even she invited me if she she wants single
That is illegal to say (what PD told you)
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Well, in my interveiw. The pd told at the end of chat. You have 2 things against u( my family).. i am suprise why even she invited me if she she wants single
amazingly disgusting.

even male PD would not dare to say that.

thanks god I am having my most important interviews upcoming. So thats true that you should have some interview experience to cut down the anxiety.
I would not be too friendly and open. If my post pushes to that. I just mean that you shoudl be professional confident, positive person. I learned my lesson Even if you meet interviewer from your village somewhere where there are only two persons alive treat him as a strange interviewer y would treat

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Could you please tell us more about how you told PDs about your continuous USCE , i mean who you contacted and what exactly did you stress on ?!
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Could you please tell us more about how you told PDs about your continuous USCE , i mean who you contacted and what exactly did you stress on ?!
whom i contacted?

I told what i am doing in the hospital right now. Same as I wrote on Myeras description.
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I mean whom in the program :
( coordinator , PD himself)
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After successfully interviewing at both IMG friendly and Non -IMG friendly programs and about 13-15 interviewers chiefs, 3rd years, PDs, associate PDs, attendings I can say only one thing:

They are all usual doctors! they don't need any rehearsed speech. You just need to have enoigh personality charisma and excitement to have a conversation with a stranger who can become your mentor and colleague.

only thing I would make sure before interview is have your short story ready: who are you where are y from what you did and what you are going to do.

be prepared for the questions that you have to yourself and that you know is a question in your CV. have enough questions for everyone everything ask same questions, listen to same answers but you ll be amazed how many times you will be asked if you have any questions and the thing is no matter even if you ask simplest thing to a resident: "Would you choose this program again?" he/she will start long talk and say whatever she wants to say, they want to share and show there hospital their experience, so just let them speak. "Tell me more about this floor about the nurses about your routine day.. etc.. just ask ask ask questions.

Be yourself, totally honest, extrovert, funny, make jokes, make them smile. no need to be anecdotal just make a flow in the conversation, I even presented case on the morning round, and answered qs that interns could not. just be free, not stupidly self confident but show them that you can make a wonderful symbiosis with american grads. american doctors. that you appreciate their path, which is not easy at all. That you are here not as an enemy, that you will bring something to them. that they will be fortunate to have you there. Be very honest, honesty is the key, tell them how you learned from the obstacles in your career and how "YOU MADE MOST OUT OF IT" that you are coachable, that you are a good listener self sacrificing team member, and just simply a wonderful person to work with.
I search and read lot of IV notes i.e. answers to specific questions but mostly I think you should just write your thoughts about yourself just like personal statement and your the phrases ideas, inputs that you have in your statement. they may not even have taken a glance at your application.

If PD is IMG tell them your story and mention that you and other foreign grads all have similar stories verbalize your thoughts your concerns in a positive thoughtful way.

Talk about your kids, your family parents especially if you are from a doctor's family. whoever scared us not to mention that we are from family of doctors was very very wrong. This is your background this is in your blood, they like it.

They will be the ones who will have simple conversation with you simple topics, for some of them it is in a same way obligation to interview you as for you to be interviewed there.

and before interview social dinner with residents, don't believe those who say residents are spied of PD. They are one family, you should be afraid of them if you area a cheater, betrayer or you wanna bring something bad to that family, otherwise they will just welcome you will whole heart. use the moment and show them your personal personality.
Tell everyone the things that you usually desperately tell and chat with your closet friends, the moment when you desperately try to let them know the reasons why you deserve to match, why you are a good applicant, why you are not worse than others even though you have this this and that problem, but you can do it.. I'm sure you all have that moment.

If you can keep open and interesting conversation you will be surprised by the different types of interviewers and what they will tell you. if you are honest they will be even more honest.

Be simply a person, no matter what specialty, what type of interview what is your medical knowledge hoe many grads you are, if you are attractive to them, and if you are there, you can be at the level of any other type of graduates and act even better.

I felt very sad when I saw how self assured and artificially obliged some foreign country (will not specify cause i really appreciate that race of people) AMGs acted on interview those who have done rotations in that program and who knew everyone, on any extra outside interview activity they were like: ahh do i have to do this, ooh mmhhh" and you could clearly see the compulsory movements of face and each action.

When I honestly stated: "Thank you for having me hear on interview ,I know this is not the place where lot of IMGs are invited" i received answer: "Yes you are right but your case was unique".. and yes I do spoke about Stalin with PD.

If you are scared of sharing your life thoughts and emotions with not very well known to you people work on it.

Lot of my friends tell me not to even try for lay people to understand the path that we are going on, why no one understand why do we even go on interviews and what is it so important and when you come back form interview why you are not starting to work there if they liked you that much.. but believe me the effort I am putting to make them understand what's going on and all the texts I am using during those conversations are the ones who help me and come on my mind on interview.

I don't know what else to say guys. I have some really nice notes, collections of some other notes lot of questions, which i try to read even on the way by taxi because you really never have any question in your mind once you are in there. if you want to read em PM me yr email. they are personal indeed but believe me I am reading interviews for any specialty from any person, any notes any sentences any ideas are very helpful because in the end of the day it comes down to that how interesting your two phrases are and how much energy and excitement you have left once all the interviewees are starting complaining about how their heels hurt their legs and how hungry they are when you have not even taken a peace of candy.

Pls send me your notes. I have also sent a PM. My email id is rajeeeram@gmail.com
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Present a case that you have encountered?

What medical mistake do you remember?

What was the latest article you have read?

Let's change spots: if you were in my place why would i choose you?

I have elaborated couple qs that i ask them mostly and they work fine:

What do you look in applicant?
Would you choose this program again (for a resident)

What EMR system are you using?

What is the balance between resident autonomy and supervision?
Who evaluates resident? do resident evaluate each other?
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Guys we all must say congratulation to the warrior tamta for passing cs exam ( I saw by chance on the cs forum )
May I ask since you are involved in this match , did the pending cs exam affected you badly during the match season??!!
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Guys we all must say congratulation to the warrior tamta for passing cs exam ( I saw by chance on the cs forum )
May I ask since you are involved in this match , did the pending cs exam affected you badly during the match season??!!

Hey thank you so much i wanted to make a post actually and i will make one once i get matched. it will be more rounded.
I can tell you that i got two interviews on the day I got my CS results and 4 more in the previous week after updating all the programs.
and yes It affected my application but i risked and it worked out. Now what I am breaking my mind on is to choose between prematch program and another good program where I am sure I will be ranked high.

If i had listened to everyone who did not recommend me to apply i would loose chances of at list interviewing at 10 spots. I am very happy. now that my decisions are correct. i have read previous year experience of a girl: who received her score late in december she blamed her not matching to the fact that by december every program has already made rank lists.. thats not true at all people have officialy scheduled interview in february. I also read another experience that after updating programs about cs results they called on interviews. and emailing programs about updates surely helped.

What helped me though i have to mention is the fact that I do not need visa. It gave me at least 3 interviews.

My CS exam was in a very hectic period just day after residency applications, in the end of hectic month in New York externship. But my long preparation with dedicated friends out of whom everyone passed exam helped me absolutely. otherwise i would fail i was not feeling well on the exam and i have not slept since 3 am when i came to the exam at 9 and after the orientation i was almost functioning at the level of someone after night shift. I made mistakes patients confused me but boldly i did everything in time wrote all notes came out of the room always 3-4 minutes early. and taking exam in Philly is not a point at all . me and other two IMGs it was their second attempts all of us passed exam there.

and i have to add the thing that what was scaring me most in my CV- my Surgical years and experience is one of the things that they point on interviews that works for me.

i just wait and hope for the best.. have to make very serious decisions and am really thinking every minute how to proceed if i am offered prematch next week.

and honestly i do hope to be offered and to have the happiest new year in my 30 years of age. I deserved it.

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Again Questions about what was the challenging situation you have encountered in your practice or real life and how have you managed it? and I was asked to upload my ECFMG anybody has any experience should i do it? or will it be on the site from ECFMG by themselves?
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Again Questions about what was the challenging situation you have encountered in your practice or real life and how have you managed it? and I was asked to upload my ECFMG anybody has any experience should i do it? or will it be on the site from ECFMG by themselves?
Congratz on passing CS and thanks again for sharing your iv experience!! The ECFMG cert will be uploaded/updated automatically. But I would email the programs to let them know that you are now ECFMG certified. That's my opinion, let other members comment.
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Congratz on passing CS and thanks again for sharing your iv experience!! The ECFMG cert will be uploaded/updated automatically. But I would email the programs to let them know that you are now ECFMG certified. That's my opinion, let other members comment.
yes I emailed them and got interviews. I was told on interview that its not uploaded but i checked and they just have printed out my application earlier then my ECFMG certificate date. Thanks to everyone.

I am going on Prematch interview today and I am accepting it if offered even despite having 11 interviews wish me luck I can't believe I am as far on this way as I would never even imagine would get close to
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A prematch? Well just make sure you are happy at that place.

Statistically speaking, if you have 10+ interview you have a really good chance of matching, and over 75% of IMG that DO match, match in their top 3 spots.

Just keep that in mind.

If you are tired of the whole process and just want safety though, take it.
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A prematch? Well just make sure you are happy at that place.

Statistically speaking, if you have 10+ interview you have a really good chance of matching, and over 75% of IMG that DO match, match in their top 3 spots.

Just keep that in mind.

If you are tired of the whole process and just want safety though, take it.
Hey, where did you get this statistic, thanks so much!

And good luck tamta!
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Hey, where did you get this statistic, thanks so much!

And good luck tamta!
http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploa...-Data-2014.pdf

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Assuming that you DO match (because about half of IMG don't match)

50% enter their first rank, then 19%, then 12% .

Keep in mind that this also includes USIMGs

but even assuming you take into account those that don't match, nearly 50% of all IMGs enter one of their top 3 spots.

Bias: some img's could also only have 3 or less interviews.
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http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploa...-Data-2014.pdf

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Assuming that you DO match (because about half of IMG don't match)

50% enter their first rank, then 19%, then 12% .

Keep in mind that this also includes USIMGs

but even assuming you take into account those that don't match, nearly 50% of all IMGs enter one of their top 3 spots.

Bias: some img's could also only have 3 or less interviews.
Independent also includes DO students (I Think) so numbers are kind of skewed

But I have only four Ivs myself so this does give some hope
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Independent also includes DO students (I Think) so numbers are kind of skewed

But I have only four Ivs myself so this does give some hope
http://www.nrmp.org/residency/i-am-n...pathic-senior/

Yeah but if it makes you feel any safer, DO's are not seen as good by the average AMG. Actually most programs would prefer a highly qualified IMG to a highly qualified DO.
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After coming out of Interview Euphoria
It was one of the best experiences so far. Conrad Fischer is a slim version of my Ex-president, hyperkinetic, cynic, but extremely lovable person. I feel happy I had opportunity to meet with him.
New York Medical College- Brookdale University Hospital and... is one of the typical Busy Brooklyn hospitals, which is undergoing defibrillation, changes by shock therapy. Previous government is almost whipped out, some of them are in jail.
I have met with Residents who have been there for 5 years since their student years and they are the ones who remember the program at its worst and at its best and all changes. And they gave me sense that it is the best time to be in that program.
Other than fact that you will have morning reports with top class physicians, daily noon lectures with Fischer and his team and other subspecialty consultants. I was strongly assured that resident are no longer aloud to carry the patient's stretcher wherever needed. Yes, maybe you will need to draw blood but I think it should be our pride and honor to be able to draw blood where much highly specialized person in that job like Phlebotomist cannot.

What about the area it is pretty same as any other Brooklyn neighborhood, with NYPD patrolling at main entrance of hospital security and very nice interior as in any other hospital. You may not find Rembrandt pictures on the walls but there is a grand piano, nice 24 hour cafe where you can get salad. Parking for 100$ month attached to the building with bridge so you will not have to walk around the hospital if you are so scared to do that. Resients said they use subway, but still dont risk to walk outside late but take cabs instead. Same as Kings Country Hospital area. Lot of Russian speaking personnel came to my notice. And I was warned not to mention if my political views did not contend in themselves love and devotion to Putin.
The main factor is that residents seem happy, even the Prelim ones want to stay there. Seniors go to inhouse fellowships Hem Onc and Nephro. Bringing in other fellowships is planned. Affiliation has recently changed to NYMC, so you can do elecitves there. They plan to reconstruct ICU by 2016 and request Pulmonary critical care fellowship. ACGME accredited for 10 years after almost being at the edge of closing down. Of note: SUNY downstate undergoes some financial issues, Interfaith was almost closed. St Vincents and some other hospital in Brooklyn was closed.

Chairman, Associate PD have been there for just a month. Population is Poorest in the country so by being there you will serve the underserved and see the worst extent of diseases possible and the worst end stages. That's good for the Doctors to be. I would happily go there if I were offered Prematch.


So what about the posts about matching chances: I got an idea that residency spots this year equals to number of US graduates meaning we have to displace AMGs to get our spot. Also caribbeans are not in a very good shape provided they started sending out the begging emails about being interviews that we ourselves do.
SO its of course individual. what decision we make.
I honestly think Matching Process is a gamble unless you have someone ho really personally likes you. I am happy enough to have that someone. So mostly its my decision between the prematch and the Program that I honestly like and want to be into.

Even though I have enough interviews I feel everyone everywhere is nice. Its like a big dating online service justly named "Match" where programs and applicants are randomly meeting and Program Director has to choose between 15 applicants in a group that one special one he/she will keep in mind long enough to put high on their marrying list.

I myself am the biggest statistic lover but I personally can't trust it during Match cause its all about gambling. No statistics.
So i will just keep my mind calm and stick to the plans that I have for Step 3 and start doing statistics subject review cause what i see has changed is plenty more of BIOSTATISTICs to the exam. and i am honestly very satisfied with that fact as its my strongest subject.

and the thing that scared me most in my chances during this season the fact that I am surgeon of7-8 years back in my country, turns out to be the one helping me. I have already met 5+ interviewers who have been surgeons in their countries before doing Internal Medicine and I met 2+ Program director sand chairmen telling me the smartest of their residents where previously surgeons.

Let's just hope for the best.

P.S. New qs encountered: Theoretically assume you were not able to do medicine what would you do?
How would you manage your senior making an order that you don't agree with?
Will you feel frustrated uncomfotable by someone giving you directions as you will have chain of supervision above you as an intern?
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hi tamta, it was really interesting following you through the process of IV, impressive also, thank you for sharing, please anyone who has the notes on iv email them to me at yhamache01@gmail.com thank you
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Dear Tamta, Thank you for the thoughtful sharing. I really appreciated the your story in detail, I wish you all the best luck for the match. If possible, do you think you could email me your note? Thank you so much in advance, my email address: nguyenquangthieu1411@gmail.com
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You rock tamta. These posts were so interesting and useful.
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hi. Ps can I get the notes? Thank you.
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Can you please send me that note. My email is a.citruline@yahoo.com
Tnx a lot.
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some excellent advice here,,,thanks
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some excellent advice here,,,thanks
here's some more ivs and details

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Hi tamta. Im an IMG from Malaysia and I have to say your speech really inspires me. I am still working on my english and is very nervous for the interview. I think that you are right about the part of being honestly and genuinely interested to connect with people, it makes me feel more motivated and less anxious. btw it would be great if you could send me those notes you mentioned. wernicke292@gmail.com Thank you
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Hi Tamta,
Very nice post. Can you pls send me the notes ? My emil id is 'doctorvs99@gmail.com' Thankyou.
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Hi Tamta. You journey is pretty much interesting and motivational, I wish you the best in your medical career.
If you still available could you send me your IV notes.
My email:
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Thanks a lot.

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Thank you for sharing your interview experience. Please do send me notes @ saadahmadsyed@yahoo.com Thanks!!!
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Can u Please email me your notes... race.riya@gmail.com
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sent guys . send out the emails to programs ask them to review your aps. its time now. everybody is doing that.
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let me know if i missed anyones emails and if you post yr email on the thread or question would be easier for me to answer.
Good luck guys!
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Hey Tamta,
Should we send email to programs via Eras msg center or directly to PD/PC or to email address given below every prog in Eras to review application?
Thanx

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let me know if i missed anyones emails and if you post yr email on the thread or question would be easier for me to answer.
Good luck guys!
Thank you Tama for your valuable contribution, God bless you. Could you please send me the notes? duanyjuanc@outlook.com is my email Thank you in advance.
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Thank you for sharing your experience. Can you please forward me iv questions. My email 123sheila@gmail.com
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Thank you for sharing your experience ce Tamta. Can pls forward me iv questions 123sheila@gmail.com
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Thankyou for the post.
Can you share it with me aswell. Km18usmle@gmail.com
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Hi Tamta, how are you?? Could you please send me the notes as well?? My email is stcpbs1984@gmail.com. Thank you.
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Hey Tamta, congrats & thanks alot.. Can you please send those notes to me as well.. email is docmahreen_rules@yahoo.com
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Hi tamta. Thank you for doing this. Can you please send to: gshebaa@gmail.com ? Thank you.
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Hi tamta, could you please send me the Qs
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Hey can you please send me the notes too? My email is oblivion22nd@gmail.com. Thanks!
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Hi Tamta, hope you are doing great. If you could send me the interview notes, it will be very helpful. My email add is pp06060@gmail.com.

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