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Default IMG going for ophtho married to AMG

Hello, I was extremely disappointed today when my husband did not match into opthalmology. He has been working as a research volunteer since Sept 2013 in the city where I started residency. There are two ophtho programs he got interviews at (both in the city where we live and I work as a resident of another specialty). I am sickened by the fact that they let him slave away there and didn't give him a position (and on the surface they were supportive of him). There is an IMG resident in the program he worked for. He published two major studies and presented at a major conference while he was there. He did bench research for several years after graduating from med school in 2004 from a top-notch european med school and has 2 major papers from there. He wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for me. He has a greencard. What should i do? Step 1 - 224. Step 2 - 232 CS passed, Step 3 passed. Would it be appropriate to ask the program to at least help him get a prelim? I'm completely at a loss right now...
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applying to ophtho takes guts knowing that there are 207 positions only, with only 7 IMG match (last year data) If I were him I would apply to IM or prelim try not to stay jobless for a year and plan further stronger connections. good luck
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