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Hi,
As Sep 1 approaches, I'm getting nervous on the no. of programs I've selected so far.
My credentials: 236/99, 228/99, CS 1st attempt, 2008 grad, GC, No USCE
Applied to 103 IM programs (41 uni; the rest uni-affiliated)

Should I apply more? How are my chances?
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I have no idea if you should but please keep us posted on how it goes for you...
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did you have any lors???
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did you have any lors???
2 US doctors from my country wrote LORs but without doing any observership, I don't think they are strong.
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dude, u got great scores , i think u will easily get 20-30 interviews esp with the GC on 100 applications... thats how it went for a lot of my GC holding friends last yr with these scores .
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dude, u got great scores , i think u will easily get 20-30 interviews esp with the GC on 100 applications... thats how it went for a lot of my GC holding friends last yr with these scores .
that's encouraging..thanks.
Let's hope for the best for everyone
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that's encouraging..thanks.
Let's hope for the best for everyone
hey buddy... how did the season turn out for you?
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hey buddy... how did the season turn out for you?
Hi drarnab,
I got 7 interviews..half of which through contact. Since I avoided most "safe" programs for IMGs eg, Bronx-Lebanon, Interfaith,etc., in retrospect, I underestimated the competitiveness. Or this season itself is a crazy one!
How about you?
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Hi drarnab,
I got 7 interviews..half of which through contact. Since I avoided most "safe" programs for IMGs eg, Bronx-Lebanon, Interfaith,etc., in retrospect, I underestimated the competitiveness. Or this season itself is a crazy one!
How about you?
you are correct.... i applied only with step 1(253) and an MPH.... YOG 2007, have 5 interviews from 110 apps... again 1-2 through contacts... my step 2 and ECFMG came in only on nov 28.... but its good man.. 7 ivs will get you a position.. with 5.. still duno whats gonna happn.
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you are correct.... i applied only with step 1(253) and an MPH.... YOG 2007, have 5 interviews from 110 apps... again 1-2 through contacts... my step 2 and ECFMG came in only on nov 28.... but its good man.. 7 ivs will get you a position.. with 5.. still duno whats gonna happn.
Thanks...Have you notified the programs of your step2 & ECFMG certificate via email or phone calls? My 7th IV came last week. Hope you will hear more good news soon!
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Thanks...Have you notified the programs of your step2 & ECFMG certificate via email or phone calls? My 7th IV came last week. Hope you will hear more good news soon!
wow.. great. .. yeah i did.. even then i didnt get calls coz the certificate came so late.. wish u best of luck ! and lets hope things work out!
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Just an update..
I got 2 more interviews in 1st and 2nd week of Jan.
SIU and USC..!
No contacts there and I didn't call/email them.
Just done with USC interview where I was the only one foreign-born IMG. They have only 2 IMGs (could be US IMG) in current interns.
No clue how I got invited. Anyway, going to the match wt 9 interviews.
:sorry::sorry:
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Just an update..
I got 2 more interviews in 1st and 2nd week of Jan.
SIU and USC..!
No contacts there and I didn't call/email them.
Just done with USC interview where I was the only one foreign-born IMG. They have only 2 IMGs (could be US IMG) in current interns.
No clue how I got invited. Anyway, going to the match wt 9 interviews.
:sorry::sorry:
same here !! i got 7 Ivs eventually.. last two were at JHU/Sinai and Maimonides... fingers crossed! good luck!!
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same here !! i got 7 Ivs eventually.. last two were at JHU/Sinai and Maimonides... fingers crossed! good luck!!
Awesome! Best of luck for all of us..!
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