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This threads is dedicated for Pathology 2012 Match Applicants.
Please share your news of getting interviews and/or rejections and anything related to your Pathology Residency Application this matching season 2011-2012.

It would be appreciated if you also mention your credentials in the following format
Step 1 Score (attempt number)/Step 2 CK Score (attempt number)/Step 2 CS pass (attempt number)/IMG vz AMG vz CMG/Graduation Year/USCE yes or no/Visa requirement (J1, H1B, Not needed)

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-95(1)/99(2)/CS(1)/IMG/2007/No USCE/J1
-88(2)/92(1)/CS(2)/CMG/2005/USCE, three months externship/GC
-93(1)/95(1)/CS(not yet)/AMG/2010/US student/Citizen

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IMG= International Medical Graduate
AMG= American Medical Graduate or Student
CMG= Caribbean Medical Graduate
GC= Green Card
USCE= United States Clinical Experience
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i got a step 1 209/87 grade, i dont know if thats good enough for pathology...

i am an IMG, graduated last 2009...
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i got a step 1 209/87 grade, i dont know if thats good enough for pathology...

i am an IMG, graduated last 2009...
I don't think it's good.
You need at least some research experience in path, otherwise your step 1 score is not good enough.
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thank you jimantha, anyway i know this has been asked to you alot but, is pathology research better than externship? thank you
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-249(1)/247(1)/CS(1)/IMG/2010/USCE, 6 months electives/1 year research/3 publications submitted(none published yet)/US Citizen
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hi I am fresh IMG 24 years graduated 6/2011
i wish to get pathology>>histopathology<< residency in university program
also i hope to continue my carer in academic or research position in US
is this is available dream for IMG?
and if not impossible what increases my chances?

Thanks alot
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hi I am fresh IMG 24 years graduated 6/2011
i wish to get pathology>>histopathology<< residency in university program
also i hope to continue my carer in academic or research position in US
is this is available dream for IMG?
and if not impossible what increases my chances?

Thanks alot
I know some IMGs got matched to pathology residency. Best wishes........
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hi I am fresh IMG 24 years graduated 6/2011
i wish to get pathology>>histopathology<< residency in university program
also i hope to continue my carer in academic or research position in US
is this is available dream for IMG?
and if not impossible what increases my chances?

Thanks alot
If you have good scores and some experience you definitely get it.
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Old 09-29-2011
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Good day. My boyfriend and I are applying for the 2012 Match (IM for me and Patho for him). Can I just a question in his behalf?
What do you think are his chances? Here are his credentials:
1. Scores: 84 (1)/75 (1)/ fail(2x)
2. Since he will be taking the step 2 CS with me this October (3rd attempt), he will be only ECFMG certified by Jan 2012, at the latest.
3. YOG: 2005
4. IMG but a US citizen
5. Already finished a 4-year combined AP/CP Pathology residency training and already a diplomate in Anatomic Pathology of the specialty board in Pathology in our country
6. Has 5 LORs (2 USLORs, 3 from home)
7. No USCE
Because his application is limited by some filters (YOG, scores), we checked each pathology program in all states and he is only eligible to apply for 24 programs. He actually has already applied last week and is yet to get IVs.

Encouragements are welcome, so are "reality-check" advices too. Thanks!
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Two interviews so far, Baystate/Tufts and University of Massachusetts, no rejections received as of yet.

Applied to 27 programs, all self researched as to not waste money on programs I don't qualify for. We also didn't want to spend money on "lists" that are pre-made as we saw some of the programs on some of those lists and they were either not IMG friendly or they had programs that were closed or not accepting applications anymore. We only want to live in a certain part of the country, so that limited my programs as well.

I didn't apply until the middle of September, so I have to disagree with some of the posts in other threads saying if you don't apply the first day you won't get interviews. While that may be true in some specialties and with some prestigious programs that receive thousands of applications; it's not true for all programs. Apply with an application that is the best you can make it, it's worth the wait not to rush it 'just because'.

- Scores: 227(1)/226(1)/CS(taking Oct 14th)
- IMG/2008/Green Card
- Some USCE in hospital pathology setting
- 2.5 years working as Dr. in Denmark(ortho surgery, ER, Military GP, Abdom surgery)
- 2 publications in Denmark
- 3 LORs, 2 US (one from Hospital Pathologist I've been working with) 1 Danish LOR
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[QUOTE=drwagner;71551]Two interviews so far, Baystate/Tufts and University of Massachusetts, no rejections received as of yet.

Applied to 27 programs, all self researched as to not waste money on programs I don't qualify for. We also didn't want to spend money on "lists" that are pre-made as we saw some of the programs on some of those lists and they were either not IMG friendly or they had programs that were closed or not accepting applications anymore. We only want to live in a certain part of the country, so that limited my programs as well.

I didn't apply until the middle of September, so I have to disagree with some of the posts in other threads saying if you don't apply the first day you won't get interviews. While that may be true in some specialties and with some prestigious programs that receive thousands of applications; it's not true for all programs. Apply with an application that is the best you can make it, it's worth the wait not to rush it 'just because'.

can you please list the name of website apart from frieda where you got the information of variuos programmes to apply for...in frieda we donot get a detailed info about the programme,,,also those prigrammes where they say that they endrose Ji visa is it better not o apply in those programmes if you are giving step3 also,,,or giving step3 doesnot matter at all for those programmes which endrose J1 visa
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It wasn't one specific website. I went to each program's individual website and looked at their requirements. It takes some time, but it was well worth it. It's your future career at stake as well as your money for the application fees. That deserves proper thorough research, don't you think? If the program didn't list the info I was looking for, I emailed them and asked. There was an email contact for residency questions on every program's page I went to and pretty much all of them answered within a few days.

If you're looking for a list to find all the programs that have residencies, you can get an up to date list of all the programs that can be applied to on the following websites. They have direct links, phone nos. and emails:

www.acgme.org (the guys that approve the programs that go into ERAS)
www.ama-assn.org (American Medical Association)

You can also use FREIDA to click the link to the program website to get each programs detailed information. At the end of the day, there is no ONE specific website that will have 100% of the correct/up to date information about every single program. You just have to go to each of their program websites and look it up if you want correct info.

As far as the visa/step 3 question, sorry, since I don't need a visa I am not familiar with the rules regarding visa sponsorship. There are several threads in the forum where they discuss visas. Also the individual program websites sometimes have specific requirements that they will list. You can always email a program you're interested in and ask them.
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thnak you thank you so much for answering,,,exactly you are right best way is to call up and find for ourselves ,,,actually you get cught up with these paid websites who are their to announce from roof tops that they would bring the best list for you,,,i am an img so i donot have much knowledge about the place and programmes best is to see the list in frieda and find out ourselves,,,thnk you once again and best of luck
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Greetings! I would just like to ask your advise on how to increase my chances of getting matched in a pathology residency training program. I am an IMG, YOG (1995) and have practiced pathology in my country of origin for 9 years. I have not started taking step 1 yet but plan to do so next year. What would be the ideal scores I need to get in order to be matched? I am however not that confident in taking step 2 CS because in my 9 years of Pathology, I have not been in clinical practice. What course of action or form of review program would you suggest for me to prepare for the step 2 CS? I have heard of observerships and workshops for this and want to ascertain if they are ideal for my case. any advise or guidance would be highly appreciated.
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anyone applying for pathology get interviews or rejections?
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hey dr wagner! congratulations!! on getting 2 ivz!
i am a pathology resident aspirant too! going to giv my step1 in Dec! long way to goo ..
and ya i hav ur 'drwagnersteps' saved on my laptop.. go thru it ,wenever im tensed or need sum info!!
can i ask u which Uniz did u get ivz from? im really glad too kno IMGS can make it to pathology too!
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Hi, I applied to Pathology mid Sep but no invites yet. Got 7-8 rejections , still hanging on.
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