What a misery - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2010
MdLooking
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Threads: 51
Unhappy What a misery

I applied to the match for the second time. My scores are 94/98/CSPass/89. I am an IMG 14 years since graduation.
Last match I got one interview and no match.
This match I got no interview even!

I am 38 years old.

My neighbour who's also an IMG immigrant. Came with me to USA 6 years ago. He did not take the USMLE path but instead he joined a medical school!

He's going to graduate this summer. He's also 38 years old. His USMLE scores are 83/87.

He interviewed 8 interviews in anesthesiology and he was assured a match next July!

Isn't that a misery

I just don't understand why residency programs hates old graduates.

I was thinking that they hate old graduate because they simply older people and may not be up to the difficult task of doing residency years. But it turns out that's not the case. They just hate the years after graduation. The evidence is my neighbor guy.

I don't think this is logical. How come they don't mind him even if he's as old as I am.

This is really a misery.

I gave up ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
im2student (03-10-2010)


  #2  
Old 02-24-2010
Ex-USMLE Forums Staff
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 753
Threads: 106
Thanked 2,167 Times in 464 Posts
Reputation: 2215
Default AMG/IMG is more important than the age factor

I completely sympathize with you. And am really sorry that you did not get a match over those two years despite the fantastic scores.

However, in looking at you and your neighbor's story. I think that the major impact came from the fact that he's now a US graduate and no longer an IMG.

If you look at this thread, you'll find that the most important determining factor when it comes to the match is AMG versus IMG.

He could have got 25 or more interviews if he would have been a fresher graduate. So the effect of age is still affecting him but it was diluted and masked (or let me say nullified) by the fact that he's an AMG now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
im2student (03-10-2010)
  #3  
Old 03-03-2010
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 535
Threads: 12
Thanked 610 Times in 247 Posts
Reputation: 588
Default

Sorry to hear that. You have great scores. Although your age is a factor but I know few people even older than you matched into FM and Psych last year. Do observerships in FM and psych and get US LORs. I will provide you later with the img friendly lists based on the 2010 match invites and match results.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
im2student (03-10-2010)
 
  #4  
Old 03-03-2010
MdLooking
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Threads: 51
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApplicantGuide View Post
Sorry to hear that. You have great scores. Although your age is a factor but I know few people even older than you matched into FM and Psych last year. Do observerships in FM and psych and get US LORs. I will provide you later with the img friendly lists based on the 2010 match invites and match results.
Thank you for the encouragement. I will be waiting for your list to come out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
im2student (03-10-2010)
  #5  
Old 12-05-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default too sad

I think I have no hope
after reading your misery
I had 12 years since graduation
step 1 95, ck 94
waiting for my visa for CS!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-14-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 6
Threads: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

me too 10 years since graduation, 34 years 91/97/cs all 1st attempt no single interview in ped, IM do you think it worth coming from my country and do externship that will cost me around 10,000$ just for the hope???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-14-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 3
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

I feel your pain buddy, as I am in the same boat, the difference that I am a fresh grad of 2008 - but still no interview. I wrote about my misery somewhere else here!


Quote:
Originally Posted by mg2222000 View Post
me too 10 years since graduation, 34 years 91/97/cs all 1st attempt no single interview in ped, IM do you think it worth coming from my country and do externship that will cost me around 10,000$ just for the hope???

I don't want to discourage you, but I did 6 months of clerkship and sub-internship, which is the highest in terms of USCE you can get, but still no interviews. If I realized early that I am going to face all these, I think I wouldn't have stepped into USMLE, I would rather had spent these huge amount of money enjoying in my country. Again not discouraging you , just reporting my experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Old-Grads

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)