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Hey guys,

I am applying for NRMP residency match in pediatrics next year and I am really nervous about my chances.

I graduated from a Canadian medical school in 2014. I am currently doing M.Sc in Epidemiology and I am a principal investigator in 2 research projects which will be completed next year. I don't have any publications.

Step 1- 237, Step 2 CK-233, CS-1st attempt. I am taking Step 3 in 2 months.

All of my electives were done in Canada and my LORs are from Canadian pediatricians.

I will only be applying to programs which give H1b so my choices are very limited (only ~40 of them sponsor H1b).

Are canadian graduates considered equivalent to AMGs or IMGs? What do you think are my chances of matching? Should I back up with Internal Medicine as well?
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Hey guys,

I am applying for NRMP residency match in pediatrics next year and I am really nervous about my chances.

I graduated from a Canadian medical school in 2014. I am currently doing M.Sc in Epidemiology and I am a principal investigator in 2 research projects which will be completed next year. I don't have any publications.

Step 1- 237, Step 2 CK-233, CS-1st attempt. I am taking Step 3 in 2 months.

All of my electives were done in Canada and my LORs are from Canadian pediatricians.

I will only be applying to programs which give H1b so my choices are very limited (only ~40 of them sponsor H1b).

Are canadian graduates considered equivalent to AMGs or IMGs? What do you think are my chances of matching? Should I back up with Internal Medicine as well?

do not make this mistake contact your schools GME office and ask them to put you in one of the open positions of the after the second rounds of carms.
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CaRMS doesn't work that way and it's not as easy as you thought it would be.
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Your scores are very good for pediatrics, I guess Canadian graduates = AMGs because on most programs websites applicants are classified into
1) graduates of American or Canadian medical schools
2) graduates of medical school outside USA and Canada .. (IMGs) ..

Your letters must be good, and it will be better if you ask the writers to upload the letters by themselves ...
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