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Old 08-03-2011
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Hello ,
im IMG graduated 2009
Step 1 score 96 1st attempt
Step 2 CK score 99 1st attempt
CS pass 1st attempt
no USME
i do not have any American LOR
only 4 foreign LOR
no U.S. citizenship
What is my chance to get GS residency ??
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Old 08-04-2011
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Warning!

If you want to hear answer like most of those in forums " Yes, you can man..you are superb...I know many friends who did it with applications lower than yours. "

But If you want to hear the true realistic answer based on facts. No! You will not get a spot & your chance is 0%...yeah I know it is very painful to say that. But if you have great extracurricular activities since 2009 like researches , may the odds change than 0%. Keep in mind, I said may & I did not give a percentage since it is still slim!
I said this sentence in UFs before: Life teaches how to be realistic!

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If i take externship + research opportunity in Cardiothoracic surgery center in US for 3 months and get one or maybe two LOR ... what is my chance ??
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Default You may get prelim

Externship and Research will significantly enhances your chances but as good boy said, it's extremely difficult for IMGs to get into surgery.

You might have a chance to get Prelim Surgery (like 25% chance if you do the externship and research) but for categorical surgery the chances are extremeely low in your case.

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The best thing would be to talk directly with someone who's doing a GS residency in the US (e.g. a senior from ur medical school). I believe u have a realistic chance of matching if u spend a few months in the US doing externships/research, get good LORs and make some connections.
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Default I got 99/249 in step 1

And i am going to start my residency in G surgery at my city university, i university hospitals in Egypt you can receive an acceptable deal of training, with a recommendation letter from here, plus another 99% in step 2, observerships in US, i can get it?
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