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Does taking mrcs before match make a big difference in matching categorical genetal surgery redidency ?
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Probably would be a positive thing to have, but it would be unlikely to make a huge difference compared to the rest of the application: meaningful USCE with strong letters along with a well rounded strong application including good usmle scores would be much more important.

FWIW i was advised to put my energy into getting as good a performance on the USMLEs as possible rather than finish my MRCP. Only at one interview have I been asked about MRCP.

I guess if you are close to finishing up your MRCS then by all means it would be a good thing to have, but if you are considering starting it with the sole intention of applying for residency you'd probably be better putting your efforts elsewhere.
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Actually sure it will be after finishing mt step 3 i am planning to do that, i am in my last year of medical school i passed step 1 by 228 and i want to match in surgery and i have time till match 2018 and i will do my best in ck and step 3 and try to have research and multiple US clincal exprience. So i think if all of that + mrcs can help me in having interviews by my low score in step 1 ?
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mrcp or mrcpch alone doesn't make huge difference to be honest with u, what might makes difference if u do some clinical experience in uk after mrcp. if u r planning to do this experience ok if no dont waste your time in exam.good luck
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I want to do mrcs not mrcp, but what i am asking if finished all steps does mrcs will help in gettin surgery residency ?
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I want to do mrcs not mrcp, but what i am asking if finished all steps does mrcs will help in gettin surgery residency ?
The short answer is, no, it will not help.

The vast majority of program directors have no idea what MRCS is. The few that are aware of the UK training system were familiar with the old FRCS exam.

I am a UK graduate with a few years of experience in the UK as well as the MRCS(Eng). None of the places I interviewed at asked me about it and my UK experience didn't really count for a whole lot in surgery. What people really care about, are your USMLE scores (Step 1 in particular).

The only thing the MRCS might help you with is the ABSITE (the in-service exam that all general surgery residents across the country take every year in January), but even then it's a very different exam.
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Have u passed a match ? Did u get a residency in surgery ?
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Can i have ur mail please send me on dr.amrtarek@gmail.com
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