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Default What options do I have, if I dont match

Hi,
I am an IMG and graduated in 1999. I only got one interview and I am praying hard that I'll match.
In case I dont match, what options do I have?
My chances of getting any interviews will be slim to none because of my graduation date.
In case I dont match, what options do I have?
1- Do I have to give up on my career as a doctor?
2- Are there any alternative programs that I can join?
3- What are the best options I have. Please let me know.
I'm having sleepless nights just thinking of what will happen if I dont match. I dont want all the effort I put in all my life to go waste. Please help.

PS: I have good scores and I passed CS
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Hi,
I am an IMG and graduated in 1999. I only got one interview and I am praying hard that I'll match.
In case I dont match, what options do I have?
My chances of getting any interviews will be slim to none because of my graduation date.
In case I dont match, what options do I have?
1- Do I have to give up on my career as a doctor?
2- Are there any alternative programs that I can join?
3- What are the best options I have. Please let me know.
I'm having sleepless nights just thinking of what will happen if I dont match. I dont want all the effort I put in all my life to go waste. Please help.

PS: I have good scores and I passed CS
Since we are applying and even before, we know about that scary possibility and some of us think in a Plan B (and C and D), like applying for a research, or poster presentations, rotations, etc. If you have US residency or even citizenship, you can work teaching in a community college in Nursing, Phlebotomy, etc. I was looking for all this options. Thank God, I prematched in January, but let me tell you don't get discouraged because of your YOG. I graduated in 1998 and I am going to enter residency. I hope you match. A friend of mine matched last year with the only interview she had.
At this point, just try to relax. Everything is on God's hands. Good luck
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