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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Old 09-30-2011
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Good day to all.
I just need your advice. I'm an IMG, graduated in 2006, already done with my residency training in IM in my home country last December 2010. I have no USCE but I was able to get 2 strong LORs from the US and 3 from our faculty in IM here (chair, training officer).
I haven't applied for any program because I'm waiting for my step 2 CK results. I was expecting that it will come out last Sept 28 but I still don't have them. I'm really bothered because my friend who took it with me last August 24 got it already last Sept 28 and someone in this forum took the exam in Sept 6 and she already has her results.
Anyway, my step 1 score is not impressive at all: 84 (1) that is why I am hesitant to apply without my step 2 CK. What do you guys think? Should I apply now or should I still wait until October for my CK results?
I would really appreciate any input. Thank you so much.
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do not worry have your list of programs ready so on Wednesday when you receive your score you can apply directly, the most important thing is to try to obtain an externship or an observership this will boost your cv, good luck
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Thanks doctor_koka I got my results last October 1 (fairly decent- 95/220). I applied as soon as I had the results but since it is still Sunday there in US, programs are yet to retrieve my records. I need a lots of good luck. Thanks!
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With you on the same boat I applied just on Friday
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Congratulations on your wonderful score
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Thanks! I could have wished for a higher score but I'll make do on what I have Good luck to your applications as well. Hope will get some IVs soon..
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