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Does the reputation of the medical school you attend matter much? Let's say as an IMG, you go to an unknown medical school (like in an island) - It is IMED FAIMER accredited etc, and your scores are high do they care what medical school you go to? or once your scores are high and you have USCE and LoRs, Citizenship, you're ok?
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Medical schools do influence to some degree, if previous residents came from that school and gave a good impression, PD & PC are more likely to offer you an interview vice versa. If you're in a totally new school or worst yet, a bad named one, your chances get a little diminished, but it all boils down to you. What you have (scores, LoR, internships, etc) and what you have to offer (interview, personal statement, etc).
Think of it like this. Would you offer an interview to a nobody with a 270/270/pass 1st attempt, nice LoR, great PS? I would.
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