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I know it may sound ambiguous, but what does it take to get a IM/Peds residency at Mass General for an IMG, do you know/are there anyone on this forum that matched at mass gen?
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I know it may sound ambiguous, but what does it take to get a IM/Peds residency at Mass General for an IMG, do you know/are there anyone on this forum that matched at mass gen?

know a person, both in the 250+ recent graduate from an approved school.

less than 2 years of graduation and elective was done at Harvard MGH in Nephro.

Did not match. ended up doing fellowship there though.

for fellowship is much easier.
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I know it may sound ambiguous, but what does it take to get a IM/Peds residency at Mass General for an IMG, do you know/are there anyone on this forum that matched at mass gen?
I would guess excellent scores, 1 year of hands on USCE or extensive research experience at reputed university hospitals, excellent US LoRs and US citizenship.
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I would guess excellent scores, 1 year of hands on USCE or extensive research experience at reputed university hospitals, excellent US LoRs and US citizenship.
I'm a US IMG but my medical school didn't have the system where i was allowed to do a rotation in the US. What should a year of USCE should be for someone like me? Observerships, shadowing, or something else?
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know a person, both in the 250+ recent graduate from an approved school.

less than 2 years of graduation and elective was done at Harvard MGH in Nephro.

Did not match. ended up doing fellowship there though.

for fellowship is much easier.
Yea that sounds more realistic. Where did this person do his IM rotation from?
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I'm a US IMG but my medical school didn't have the system where i was allowed to do a rotation in the US. What should a year of USCE should be for someone like me? Observerships, shadowing, or something else?
Nope. Just look at the program requirements for IMGs from the MGH internal medicine residency program website. 1 year of hands on USCE = electives ( people who have done prelim medicine or translational year or who were crazy enough to do one year of electives by themselves) or people with extensive research experience ( 1 to 2 year research fellowships where the research has been productive.)
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"Because of the great number of highly qualified applicants, very few international medical graduates are accepted into the residency program. Currently, there are 8 international medical graduates in our program of 179 residents. Only those with outstanding letters of recommendation and a year or more of clinical or research experience in the US or Canada will be considered for interviews."
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Connections.. Connections..connections
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Did you match bro?
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Did you match bro?
Yup, I did, Thanks for asking, how about you? hope everything went great
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Yup, I did, Thanks for asking, how about you? hope everything went great
awesome congrats man....didnt see you post an update in that thread....nah man didn't match, came to grips with it, just got to be a stronger applicant next time round
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awesome congrats man....didnt see you post an update in that thread....nah man didn't match, came to grips with it, just got to be a stronger applicant next time round
I really wish you the best, I know how it feels, All my friends around me didn't match, I couldn't celebrate it much that sense of inner joy and success mixed with somber sadness for my buddies . Good luck in your future application and hopefully it turns out better than you would ever expect.
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