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Please add medstar harbor to my list.
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How many interviews will you be able to attend buddy?
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HEllo everyone

Did anyone interview at Crozer-Chester, Upland , Pennsylvania..any input highly appreciated...Thanks
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Who do usually bronx lebanon offer prematch?
Wats most important criteria for their selection etc credentials,iv, contacts ?? thanks
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Has anyone here interviewed at Jacobi medical centre/ Albert Einstein COM NY? What was it like and could you please tell me approximately what the duration of the interview day was i.e at what time were you free to leave . Thanks
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Hi everyone, me again.

Will post my complete list of invites and rejects so far, since I think most programs have already filled their spots and new invites will be fewer depending on cancellations. Please update my Iv's in the sticky.

IV's: NYCM-Manhattan, Monmouth Hospital-NJ, Seton Hall University (St. Francis), UMMC-Midtown, Cook County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, Rochester General, Rochester Unity, Norwalk-CT, CCF Ohio, AECOM Jacobi, Albert-Einstein Philadelphia, Detroit-Sinai Hospital, Houston Methodist, Saint Peter-New Brunswick NJ, UTHSCSA, SLR, Nassau U, Dartmouth, McLaren-Flint and U Arkansas.

Rejects: George Washington University, Hennepin County Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, URMC, BWH, MGH, Drexel, BU, Tufts, UT Austin and Case Western.

(applied to 132)

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Got one more, University of Central Florida.
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Amazing list!

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Hi everyone, me again.

Will post my complete list of invites and rejects so far, since I think most programs have already filled their spots and new invites will be fewer depending on cancellations. Please update my Iv's in the sticky.

IV's: NYCM-Manhattan, Monmouth Hospital-NJ, Seton Hall University (St. Francis), UMMC-Midtown, Cook County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, Rochester General, Rochester Unity, Norwalk-CT, CCF Ohio, AECOM Jacobi, Albert-Einstein Philadelphia, Detroit-Sinai Hospital, Houston Methodist, Saint Peter-New Brunswick NJ, UTHSCSA, SLR, Nassau U, Dartmouth, McLaren-Flint and U Arkansas.

Rejects: George Washington University, Hennepin County Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, URMC, BWH, MGH, Drexel, BU, Tufts, UT Austin and Case Western.

(applied to 132)

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I will try to do most of them. I am doing couple's match. I need as many opportunities as possible.

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Posting the spreadsheet links again for easier reference:

Applicants' details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?pli=1#gid=0

Interview details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=440703685
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Was wondering if anybody has interviewed at the following hospitals, could you provide any input on how it went? what kind of questions were asked? thanks!

Jersey Shore Medical Center (NJ)
St. Francis Medical Center (NJ)
New York Presbyterian Queens (NY, Queens)
Nassau University Medical Center (NY)

Thanks!!

Also I saw someone ask about Kingsbrook earlier, during my IV I was asked about:

Tell me about yourself
Most memorable case
Gives you symptoms and asks what you think the Dx is
Gives you a card with a disease name and asks you to "make up" a case
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Was wondering if anybody has interviewed at the following hospitals, could you provide any input on how it went? what kind of questions were asked? thanks!

Jersey Shore Medical Center (NJ)
St. Francis Medical Center (NJ)
New York Presbyterian Queens (NY, Queens)
Nassau University Medical Center (NY)

Thanks!!

Also I saw someone ask about Kingsbrook earlier, during my IV I was asked about:

Tell me about yourself
Most memorable case
Gives you symptoms and asks what you think the Dx is
Gives you a card with a disease name and asks you to "make up" a case
Thanks wandoc, im trying to see if theres any feedback for Lincoln med, jersey shore, nassau and richmond U
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Met 2 USIMGs while interviewing who have 20+ interviews. Interesting year. Some qualified applicants have 2-3 and others have 20+ IVs.

I also heard that some programs will stop accepting applicants with visas b/c these programs are having a problem with fellowship placement.
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Met 2 USIMGs while interviewing who have 20+ interviews. Interesting year. Some qualified applicants have 2-3 and others have 20+ IVs.

I also heard that some programs will stop accepting applicants with visas b/c these programs are having a problem with fellowship placement.
good point andrew55. but is it not upto the PDs to decide the qualification of a certain candidate?

I dont mean to start an argument . just saying.
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good point andrew55. but is it not upto the PDs to decide the qualification of a certain candidate?

I dont mean to start an argument . just saying.
true but it's their program so they will invite whoever they want regardless of "who you think should decide on the qualifications".
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a.fib-231/217/pass 1st/awaiting results/2013/2.5 mo USCE/GC in process
• acestep2-254/259/cs pass 1st attempt/step3 pending/2007/6 months usce(3m externship in IM)/no research or publications/ visa not needed - Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Ctr,Richmond university medical center,Univ of Nevada(reno)
• Andrew55 – 243/257/1st/YOG 2014/0 Pubs/U.S. Citizen - Nassau University Medical Center, Lankenau Medical Center, University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno), UPMC Mercy, Lincoln Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, MacNeal IL, Bronx Jamaica, Presence St Francis, University of Texas @ Houston, Mercy Chicago, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Texas Health Presbyterian
• bekyahoo-214/242/pending/2006 no USCE, home LORS, home IM residency, 1yr cards fellowship, 1 asian abstract published, GC status, Montifiore, Overlook Summit NJ, Nassau University Medical Center NY,
Prince George Hospital Maryland

• cardioguy- 253,CK:242,CS P 1st trial,USIMG - University of Miami ( WPB), Florida Atlantic university, University of Central Florida,Ocala regional medical center ( Florida), Cleveland clinic ( Florida), -Case western at Metro health,New Hanover Regional Medical Center ( NC ),Medstar
• Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research-3rejections-2ack-1 interview(Youngstown St. Elizabeth's Hospital)
• dr.tazz-225/225/2nd/195/2014/4 obsie/6 externship/ (usimg)
• drcolony (9/29) - 230/246/220/GC/2 months USCE/YOG 2007 - Texas Tech University (Amarillo)
• DRJECKYLL –242/233/pass 1st/may 2016/2yearsUSCE/USCitizen/USIMG- Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, Lincoln Medical Center, Richmond University Medical Center, Nassau Medical center, kennestone GA, Jersey Shore
• herewego - 238/248/P/All 1st/USIMG/2yr USCE/2016 grad -FAU/VT/SUNY BK/Lehigh/Penn IVs
• kash_md-230s/240s/1st/2013/1m USCE/4m Obsie/1y research/3 US LOR/ 4pubs & 4 (under review or manuscript completed) 2+ abstracts 1 oral presentation, + book chapters / USIMG – Lankenau, Allegheny, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Ichan Englewood, Staten Island University Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center
• kuruvi1234 (9/28) - 215/240/DO – Texas Tech El Paso, UTHSC at Tyler/Good Sheppard Medical Center (Longview)
• legendary009-247/257/Pass/2015/5 mo USCE/3 obise/3pubs/Not needed – MedStar Union Memorial (Baltimore), St. Vincent Hospital (MA), Texas Tech University (Amarillo), Creighton University, UConn, Lincoln Medical Center(Bronx), Univ of Nevada(Reno),Allegheny Health, St Elizabeth Medical Center(Boston), DMC/WSU (Sinai Grace), UT Austin
• lenoure - 237 / 239 / Pass / GC / 3 US loR
• lilturk30 (9/29) - 238/249/Pass/US-IMG/2 Year USCE – Texas Tech University (Amarillo)
• loaidahabra-226/227/1st/2013/ 1m USCE/pending gc
• Match2015_16 - 260s/250s/1st attempt/240s/EAD/2013 - Florida Hospital, Kingsbrook, Abington, UPMC, McKeesport, Marshall, Presence StFrancis, Mount Sinai (Queens)
• Med122586-230/237/CS passed/all 1st attempt / USIMG / AllUSCE / May2016 grad – University of Oklahoma (Tulsa), Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Med Ctr Central Georgia/Mercer University school of Med, Leonard J Chabert Med ctr, Maricopa Medical Center, Aventura Hospital, Easton Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, St. Lukes University Hospital (Bethlehem PA), Richmond University Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital, St Mary's Hospital (waterbury CT), St.John's Episcopal Hospital (Far Rockaway, NY) Carilion Clinic in Roanoke,VA and Danbury Hospital in Danbury,CT, flushing, Heckensack UMC PinnacleHealth
• medicalExaminer-245/247/1st/223/2008/2 obise//3 lor//Not needed Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, Easton Hospital Center
• michery22-219/246/USIMG/16mosUSCE- Mt. Sinai (Chicago), UT RGV-DHR, Lincoln Medical Center, Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech, Advocate Christ, AECOM Jacobi Medical center, NSLIJ Forest Hills, UT RGV-VBMC, MacNeal chicago, Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Tech Odessa, MountainView vegas
• mle16-239/250/Pass/238/2011/GC/3mo Obsv
• moni79 - 224/241/CS pending/YOG 2003/10 years primary care experience/2 US LORs, 1LOR from home country/No USCE/US permanent resident.
• omega-237/230/2nd//2014//5m usce//1lor/ Visa Not needed
•parik0190 - step 1 ~230, step 2 ~ 250, cs pass in 1 try, USIMG - elmhurst hospital center, coney island, seton hall, LIJ forest hills, winthrop, rochester general, uconn, stamford, norwalk, methodist(Which one?), st barnabas, carilion clinic, lincoln, suny downstate, lutheran, nassau, univ nevada reno, medstar washington,jersey shore
• PhantomResident - Spokane WA, UAMS Arkansas, UOI UC, Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, Lincoln Medical Center, University of Nevada (Reno), Sacred Heart MC Spokane WA
• samch2ck-224/247/1st//2009/2 obsie/3 lor//Not needed
• Shark88 255+/255+ ,CS passed first attempt, no visa required, 2013 Grad 3 months electives, 9 months observership, 1 Poster, All US LoRs Lankenau Geisinger Easton Lincoln St Elizabeth,Ma SUNY Upstate U of IL urbana Atlanticare St Francis NJ U of Nevada Reno Texas Tech Amarillo Detroit Medical / Sinai Grace Akron General
• Sinra (9/29) - 233/262/Pass/YOG 2013/Green Card/Repeat - Texas Tech University (Amarillo)
• spaduri-230/220/1st/206/2008/1 obise/3m usce///Not needed
• teedubb131-210/236/pass/pass/2011/7 obise/3 usce///Not needed
• twostep 223/245/pass/16moUSCE– UPMC Mercy,LJCMC
• Volkmann- 245/258/1st/6mn obs/4 US LORs/2 pubs – Texas Tech Amarillo, Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, Cooper Medical School (Rowan University Program), St. Lukes (Missouri), University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno), St. Agnes (Maryland), Flushing Hospital, Prince George's Hospital MD
• Valleyh-259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
USCF fresno, St mary, Cook county, U of Arkansas Little rock, Kern medical, St luke's Roosevelt, NYMC metropolitan, Jamaica Hospital, St Barnabas, Oakwoood, St Vincent Toledo, U of Nevada Reno, DMC Sinai Grace, Hurley medical, Allegheny health, St Francis seton hall, Presence St Francis, Rosalind Franklin Chicago, Riverside community hospital, Jersey Shore,Oakhill

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• addictedusmle-235/pending/pass/2014grad/3 Month Uni electives / 2 month uni externship/ 2 abstracts published in Circulation/ Posters presented in AHA as first author /2 Publications/4 LORs
• ahmadmalik-251/245/1st/1m obsie/4(3 home+1us) Lors/need visa – MedStar Union Memorial (Baltimore), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
• agussimahendra - 242 /253 / 1st attempt / 2 months USCE, total 4 LoRs (2 home country LoRs, 2 US LoRs) / 8 home country peer reviewed publications / 1 home country research / Need Visa - Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, St. Vincent Hospital Worcester Massachusetts, Sinai St. Luke Roosevelt NY and Danbury Hospital CT
• ahmedm-244/218/pass/219/2008/2//3/2/Need Visa
• almondz31-263/260/1st/YOG 2013/USCE 1 mo/1 USLoR + 3 Home LoR/needs visa – Florida Hospital Medical Center, UAMS (Little Rock), William Beaumont, Albert Einstein (Philadelphia), UConn, NY Metropolitan, John H. Stroger Cook County, Presence St. Francis, Monmouth, Louis A. Weiss, Lincoln Med, Wright Center, Sinai Hospital (Baltimore), Seton Hall (St. Francis)
• alternatego-246/250/2nd/234/2012/2m obise//4lors//Need Visa
• aminsbt-239/227/1st/2010/ 3m usce/12publications and many posters/ 4US LoRs - Michigan State University / Greater Baltimore Medical Center, UC Riverside, UCSF/Fresno
• AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
• anaeem4-227/233/1st/2015/3 lors/24m usce/3 lors/visa needed
• And3Mor-225/218/pass/2012/3 mo Obs/1 y research/4 LORs/1 pub/3 oral presentations/visa needed
• bigmedicalworld-241/265/Pass/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs - East Tennessee State University, UMMC, Union Memorial/Franklin Square
• bobbyto-246/250/CS/ PASS(2)/234/2012/2 years of clinical experience in home country/3 months of hands on observerships/4 American LORs/1 case report publication in home country
• Brain15-245/259/pass/2012grad/1mn extern/ - St. Vincent Hospital (MA), Arizona South Campus, Roger William Medical Center
• methionine-235/251/pass/231/2012 /2M USCE/2M OBS/4 US LOR(2IM,FM,PEDS)
• bunny1410-/220/248///2015//2/1//Need Visa
• cardiodude - 242/267/pass/yog2014/ all.first.attempt/ 1month observership.at Univ. Hospital/ need.visa - St. Vincent.Hospital MA ,Monmouth Medical.center.NJ, Lincoln Medical center.Bronx, Louis.Weiss.Memorial.Hospital, Rochester General.Hospital.NY, St. Elizabeth MMedical.center Boston, Jackson.Memorial.Hospital, Mount.Sinai.St.lukes Roosevelt,Kendall Regional Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, AECOM Jacobi Medical Center NY
• c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
• Cougar07-200(2)/228/CS/pending/2013 YOG/2YRS USCE/6month OBS/need Visa/1 IM LOR/1 ER LOR/1 FM LOR
• Dj1K – NYMC Metropolitan
• Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
• Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
• drglo-245/239/Pass/YOG 2008/2 US LoRs/no publications/need visa
• drnawazishali-/259/258/1st/226/2010//4m usce/3 lor//Need Visa
• Drpisho-240/238/1st pass/2012/10month Research/2 US LoRs and 2 Home country LORs
• ecoli-225/245/1st/2012/1m obsie/1 poster/need visa
• fat1iscool-241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
• Fentanylum-245/250/Pass 1st attempt/2014/3m research/2 US LORs – UPMC Mckeesport, St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center, Texas Tech Lubbock, Overlook NJ, Bronx lebanon, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Abington, PA
• fs14-256/257/1st/238/2013/4 months observership - 3 months IM, 1 month Neurology
• IMRIGHTEOUS-/260//1st//////1pub/Need Visa
• IstariRadagast-257/266/pass/2015/3mo clerkship/1mo sub-internship/2mo observership/5 US LoRs/1 poster presentation - NYCM-Manhattan, Monmouth Hospital-NJ, Seton Hall University (St. Francis), UMMC-Midtown, Cook County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, Rochester General, Rochester Unity, Norwalk-CT, CCF Ohio, AECOM Jacobi, Albert-Einstein Philadelphia, Detroit-Sinai Hospital, Houston Methodist, Saint Peter-New Brunswick NJ, UTHSCSA, SLR, Nassau U, Dartmouth, McLaren-Flint and U Arkansas.
• kaplan1999 239/241/pass/6 months USCE/2010 grad, UTMB, St Vincent Cleveland
• knr61-217/227/1st/Step 3 pass/2014/USCE 3m/LOR 4 (US 3)/1 yr research on J1, publication underway/Need Visa
• konzz-219/245/pass/3mUSCE/3US LOR'S/need visa.
• lulamay-step1-242/CK-238/CS-Pending/no USCE/ YOG-2012/visa required
• ma*i - Indian IMG/YOG 2013 – University of Miami/JFK Medical Ctr Palm Beach Regional
• manhorse – St. Lukes (Missouri)
• marajani-249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
• medico one-242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
• MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub – St. Barnabas, Presence St Francis, New York Medical College (Metropolitan) IV, Atlantic Health (Overlook) Program IV, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Danbury CT, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Missouri—Columbia IV
• mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011 grad/6 mths extn/1mth obsv/5 mths research-3 manuscripts submitted(under review)
• Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
• nelliebly101-250/267/pass 1st attempt/2010 YOG/3month obssi/4 LOR/research in med school/2 poster presentations in international conferences – St. Lukes (Missouri), UMMC, TTUHSC (Amarillo), Monmouth NJ
• o157h7-255/261/Pass/2014/2.5 m USCE/3 US LOR's / Ongoing research in neuro/1 abstract submitted- Lincoln Medical Center NY, St John Providence MI.
• OCTJL-235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
• orangewrath 225/230/6 weeks USCE/ 3 pubs 6 months research / 2013
• osteogenesismd 230s/250s/1st Attempt/5mo Elective/3mo Obsie/4 USLORs/YOG 2015/Visa Needed - Macneal Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, CCF Ohio, Dallas Presbyterian, Bronx Lebanon, Rush University, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center,Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Center, Steward Carney Boston, Mayo Clinic MN, Houston Methodist
• painer_901029 IMG/2014 Grad/step1 259/step2 269/CS first-time pass/step3 249/7-month elective rotation and 1-month observership/5 publications(2 case reports and 3 meta-analysis) CCF Ohio, UTMB, Jacobi, William-Beaumont, Albert Einstein PA, Lankenau/Mainline health, Mckeesports, Medstar, UMMC midtown, Lincoln Wright Center, Metrowest, Setonhall(St Francis), Akron General, UT(Amarillo), Bronx-Lebanon, Pinnacle health, cook county, Mount Sinai St Lukes Roosevelt, Mount Sinai Queens Medical Center, St Marys Hospital, University of Hawaii, Grand Strand Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Maimonides, University of Central Florida., medstar harbor
• paleale - 24+/24+/pass/2008/obs+research/pub>10/visa needed. - Mercy PA, Atlantic Health NJ, Rochester General Hospital
• phyo123-258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
• pondaiahsathish - 243/246/pass/step 3 due; 2009; IMG; needs visa; IM at home country/ 2 years work experience post residency/ 3 m obsie at USA/4 publications - Univ of Buffalo Sisters Charity Program, Univ of Missourie Columbia, AEHN Philadelphia, NYMC Metropolitan, Mt.Sinai at St.Luke's/Roosevelt, St.Vincent's Worchester, St.Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
• psammoma body 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
• red mamba - 237/245/pass all 1st attempt, 2010 YOG, OBS, USCE and Clinical research experience, 2 Pub, visa needed. - Texas Tech(amarillo), St Barnabas, St John's, Uni of Central Florida, Oakwood Hospital, Bronx Lebanon, MoreHouse SOM
• resach-/220/241/pass//2014/3obsie//3lors//Need Visa, Mt sinai roosevelt
• Retina-260/278/first attempt/2013/1 month obs/1 pub/visa needed.
• rj89 /208/230/pass/pending/2013/7m usce/4 lor/5 pubs/Need Visa
• rookie /251/pending /pass //2012/6m obise//3 lor//Need Visa
• SAMM 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
• saul03 /235/256/Pass/pending/2014/0/2m usce/1 lor/0/Need Visa - Geisinger Medical Center, Danville Pa, NY Metropolitan, Macneal Medical Center, Berwyn IL, St Barnabas NYC, Jacobi/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Miami, St. Luke's Roosevelt
sciencedirect - 232/239/pass/YOG 2002/1m Observership/2 US LoRs/Visa needed,10+Pubs, Abstracts, Research, cardiologist in home country - Bridgeport Hospital
• seedidi 236/234/passed all first attempt. 3 months externship/ 3 months volunteering/ 2 months research in US university / 1 article submitted / 6 months of clinical practice in home country./ yog 2012/ - GBMC
• Slayerjoe-241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
• soccerfan88 (10/2) - 255/261/Pass/2012/3 mo. USCE/Need Visa- University of Central Florida College of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine (Jacksonville), NYMC Metropolitan, UMMC, Sinai Baltimore, Cleveland Clinic (OH), Monmouth, Reading, St Vincents (CT)
• strawberryblonde-/227/255/pass//2011//2m usce/4 lor/2 pub/Need Visa
• strugglingdoc-220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
• thomyorke-257/261/1st/242/2013/Obsie 9m/USCE 0/LOR 4/Pub 2/Need Visa, Lankenau, PA, Cook County, IL, NYMC, NY, Loyola, IL, Advocate Masonic, IL, Cleveland Clinic, OH, Jacobi Medical Center, NY, Montefiore Wakefield, NY, Mount Sinai St Lukes and Roosevelt, NY, Einstein Medical Center, PA, St Elizabeth, MA, U. Central Florida, FL, U of Miami Palm Beach, FL
• Tosyk-/228/242/pass/226/2012/3 obise//3 lor/3 pubs/Need Visa
• unami222222 224/ 245/pass/ 10 months obs/ Masters degree/2014/ 3 Us LOR - University of Maryland, Case western reserve, Ucsf/Fresno, Kern Medical center, University at Buffalo, University of Illinois/Urbana, Texas Tech/ Amarillo, West Virginia Universiy, Toledo University
• UN91 - 235+/ 230+/pending/2015/no usce/1 pub/visa required
• Usmle_CS – UPMC Mckeesport
• vfibulator-226/237/2nd/2014
• victoryisours-/232/228/pass///////Need Visa
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The Wright Center IV.


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After a long drought. IV at prince george Maryland!
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Did you ever get an email confirmation when you picked your interview date?

I have the screenshot of the confirmed sched but no official email... The pdf message mentions of a confirmation email..

I've emailed Stephanie Davis the PC, no reply on 2 email adds.. I guess I'll be there next month, and show up with only a screenshot.. They dont answer their email or phone .

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Met 2 USIMGs while interviewing who have 20+ interviews. Interesting year. Some qualified applicants have 2-3 and others have 20+ IVs.

I also heard that some programs will stop accepting applicants with visas b/c these programs are having a problem with fellowship placement.
I heard the same concern. PD worried that the visa issue may affect fellowship application.

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This was, is and will always be a concern of PD. As in residency application, your visa status still matter again when you apply for fellowship.

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This was, is and will always be a concern of PD. As in residency application, your visa status still matter again when you apply for fellowship.
It is a concern but when you hear about a program no longer accepting applicants with visas it will become significantly harder to get interviews and match as an FMG
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I just cancelled my invitation for interview at MacNeal Hospital. Hope someone can benefit from it.

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Hello everyone! I have scheduled my interview at University of Alabama Montgomery program on December, 9. Interview day will end at 3:30 pm and my flight leaves at 3 pm on the same day. If someone has scheduled interview on December 8 and can exchange the dates with me via interview broker I'll greatly appreciate it. Thanks
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lol I have 20 so far... and counting!
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I have 17!!!!! Pretty sure I'll get you next week!!
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it's a prematch program, you know?
Thanks, i believe kingsbrook is one as well..... prematching, an exciting yet terrifying proposition.
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Thanks, i see you picking up steam.....its still middle november, i expect Invites to start rolling in again after cancellations occur
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Thanks, i see you picking up steam.....its still middle november, i expect Invites to start rolling in again after cancellations occur
The trend is by more recent graduates is to go to all interviews and I met some who are going to 20+ interviews so I am skeptical about receiving any more interviews.

Last year I saw people on this thread cancelling a whole bunch. This year i only saw one on this page.
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The trend is by more recent graduates is to go to all interviews and I met some who are going to 20+ interviews so I am skeptical about receiving any more interviews.

Last year I saw people on this thread cancelling a whole bunch. This year i only saw one on this page.
How many have you got so far if you don't mind sharing? You started off really strongly if I recall correctly.
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13 IVs & 20 rejections.

yes, all my invites have been between sept 21 & oct 16.
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yes, all my invites have been between sept 21 & oct 16.
That's a really good number. It's the same for me. 9 invites, the last of which came on the 26th of October. It sucks.
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That's a really good number. It's the same for me. 9 invites, the last of which came on the 26th of October. It sucks.
considering today is Friday the 13th haha..

oh well.

it's all good!! can't complain.
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Beth Israel Deaconess, University of Kansas Wichita & North Shore.
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Didnt apply to the first 2. The third one is hofstra north shore?
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yes it is.
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Got the first two
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Hey guys, I have pretty decent credentials - 25x, 24x, 23x, 10+ publications, 5 months of observership, 4 US LORs, 2014 Grad and am sitting at 4 IVs. I Haven't heard from any of my desired programs (Mid tier). I'm really getting worried now since its already November 3rd week. Tried emailing a couple of programs to no avail; a few sent rejections as well. Any suggestions on what to do next?
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Hey guys, I have pretty decent credentials - 25x, 24x, 23x, 10+ publications, 5 months of observership, 4 US LORs, 2014 Grad and am sitting at 4 IVs. I Haven't heard from any of my desired programs (Mid tier). I'm really getting worried now since its already November 3rd week. Tried emailing a couple of programs to no avail; a few sent rejections as well. Any suggestions on what to do next?

How many programs did you apply?
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I applied to 160 programs including safeties.
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Do you guys think Jacobi is done sending IVs? I haven't gotten a rejection from them even though they did send them out. I also emailed them but got no response. :/
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Hi everyone,

Like I said before I really dont have great credentials (step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, 2 months US elective), I have 10 interviews so far (applied to 40 programs) and I have been told at every interview so far that what has made the difference is the recommendation letters from people I have worked with extensively in the hospital and honors in almost every rotations/comments on my MSPE/dean's letter about my clinical skills. I think scores are starting to be less and less important, so if you have people from your school who can help you out by calling/recommending you directly, that would probably be the most helpful thing to do. Just a thought!

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Like I said before I really dont have great credentials (step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, 2 months US elective)
I have 10 interviews so far (applied to 40 programs) This statement is not supported by anything. People who currently sitting at ~ 10 interviews applied to 150+ programs. Look up this thread/ previous year threads.
and I have been told at every interview so far that what has made the difference is the recommendation letters from people I have worked with extensively in the hospital and honors in almost every rotations/comments on my MSPE/dean's letter about my clinical skills. Don't you think that there are thousands applicants like you who honored almost every clinical rotation? And still they had to apply very broadly, and many of them do not have 4 interviews. The only thing that would have made sense if you have done your USCE in a very prestigious institution, and even when you're basically gonna be filtered out by IMG status+low score
I think scores are starting to be less and less important. Sorry, but for n=1 this is very far gone conclusion. There are tons of people who have same profile as you do and realistically applied to 150+ and got 2-6 interviews at best.
so if you have people from your school who can help you out by calling/recommending you directly, that would probably be the most helpful thing to do. Just a thought! So, How many calls does your school make for you? Where did you go to the med school?

Anyways, my advice for the future applicants is to look at the big picture first, see ho many programs on the average ppl applied to(100-150), what's the average program response rate(~2-6%, depends wheather this community program or university based), look up at NRMP charting outcomes data without focusing on a single category. There are always be exception candidates, who got their interviews due to whoknowswhat, or some people like present information in a very twisted way. Would you believe that an applicant with scores 280/280/pass/USCE 2 years/PHD, MPH/Multiple pubs/LORs from Ivy league didn't got a single interview? Ofc, you will immediately think that this man tell you the lies. Would you believe that a person with step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, NO USCE at the time of application , no CS at the time of application got 10 IV of 40 programs? You decide.

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Axl: good job man.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about not being discouraged about a poor step 1.

Dont mind the bashers.

I assume everyone who posts here, posts in good faith, and I think that should be the default assumption and not the other way around.
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Like I said before I really dont have great credentials (step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, 2 months US elective)
I have 10 interviews so far (applied to 40 programs) This statement is not supported by anything. People who currently sitting at ~ 10 interviews applied to 150+ programs. Look up this thread/ previous year threads.
and I have been told at every interview so far that what has made the difference is the recommendation letters from people I have worked with extensively in the hospital and honors in almost every rotations/comments on my MSPE/dean's letter about my clinical skills. Don't you think that there are thousands applicants like you who honored almost every clinical rotation? And still they had to apply very broadly, and many of them do not have 4 interviews. The only thing that would have made sense if you have done your USCE in a very prestigious institution, and even when you're basically gonna be filtered out by IMG status+low score
I think scores are starting to be less and less important. Sorry, but for n=1 this is very far gone conclusion. There are tons of people who have same profile as you do and realistically applied to 150+ and got 2-6 interviews at best.
so if you have people from your school who can help you out by calling/recommending you directly, that would probably be the most helpful thing to do. Just a thought! So, How many calls does your school make for you? Where did you go to the med school?

Anyways, my advice for the future applicants is to look at the big picture first, see ho many programs on the average ppl applied to(100-150), what's the average program response rate(~2-6%, depends wheather this community program or university based), look up at NRMP charting outcomes data without focusing on a single category. There are always be exception candidates, who got their interviews due to whoknowswhat, or some people like present information in a very twisted way. Would you believe that an applicant with scores 280/280/pass/USCE 2 years/PHD, MPH/Multiple pubs/LORs from Ivy league didn't got a single interview? Ofc, you will immediately think that this man tell you the lies. Would you believe that a person with step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, NO USCE at the time of application , no CS at the time of application got 10 IV of 40 programs? You decide.
Unbelievable that someone I don't know would call me a liar and also, very immature. Every single interview I have gotten, I worked incredibly hard to get. You have no idea what was in my letters or in my dean's letter to say that what I have done is impossible and you also have no clue what I have done outside of medical school. Diplomas are not everything. Faculty members making special comments on how you treat patients and families on a daily basis can get you an interview. Staying in the hospital on your post call days after 30 hours because you are worried about a patient on several occasions can get you an interview. We are not all academic geniuses and I am hoping that new applicants will equally focus on achievements other than scores/grades and schooling, because that's how I got here. I am hoping that people with average credentials will give it a shot if they have other things that make them unique applicants. You are right, the IMG factor is incredibly hard but if you don't like my advice, please don't call me a liar, especially regarding my interviews. By the way, my med school has not made a single call, I was just giving this as an advice as to what might help students with fewer interviews since recommending someone directly is something that has certainly been done in the past and it has been done successfully.
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Unbelievable that someone I don't know would call me a liar and also, very immature.I'm very sorry about that, I'm just looking at this thread and I see the people who worked incredibly hard and sweat every night trying to do their best for patients don't get the same amount of interviews.
Every single interview I have gotten, I worked incredibly hard to get. You have no idea what was in my letters or in my dean's letter to say that what I have done is impossible and you also have no clue what I have done outside of medical school. Can you tell us more about this? This would be very valuable for prospective applicants, because, as it seems you're an exceptional candidate. I just want to know what exactly have you done outside of your medical school that drag so much attention. This information will be invaluable to everybody.
Diplomas are not everything. Faculty members making special comments on how you treat patients and families on a daily basis can get you an interview. Staying in the hospital on your post call days after 30 hours because you are worried about a patient on several occasions can get you an interview. We are not all academic geniuses and I am hoping that new applicants will equally focus on achievements other than scores/grades and schooling, because that's how I got here. I am hoping that people with average credentials will give it a shot if they have other things that make them unique applicants. So, the key of success is to get Dean's letter that will describe each rotation in detail? What about the people whose medical school do not provide highly descriptive Dean's letter?Are your LORs coming from US docs or from country of med school?Did you go to the famous EU med school?
You are right, the IMG factor is incredibly hard but if you don't like my advice, please don't call me a liar, especially regarding my interviews. By the way, my med school has not made a single call, I was just giving this as an advice as to what might help students with fewer interviews since recommending someone directly is something that has certainly been done in the past and it has been done successfully. Again, I'm very sorry about this, however, as you might see from this forum, from the interview trail, your case is HIGHLY exceptional, so I simply want to know exactly WHAT did you do and how you presented this, so you've got noticed.I'm sure everyone of us stayed late after a call, trying to provide their best for the patients.Thank you for your understanding.
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Thanks Axl. The season can be frastrating but the truth is that as far as this year is concerned I have seen that it's not all about scores. There is obviously something that programs are looking for in one's application.
U can count it all. For me I have all red flags against me. I was even shy to post my scores in the forum when others were posting their credential. I graduated 5yrs back, so old grad already. Almost none USCE aside 3-4 weeks rotation I did 6 years ago. Almost all my LOR from home country.
Axl's scores are better than mine. I applied some days late.
No previous residency but working as GP in home country, few publications.
No tight connections.
But I have 9 IM IVs so far all in a matter of 2 weeks. My friend with 255 has 2IVs though. So I think the key thing is what God wants to do with you. I don't think any body here have the tricks of how to get IVs. If u ask me I don't have answer. Those who asked me I told them to ask God why because am clueless in it. We all stand at the mercies and grace of God and nothing else. Credential may help but for a good number of us It doesn't.
All we need to match is one IV please.
Let's encourage rather than discouraging.
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Like I said before I really dont have great credentials (step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, 2 months US elective), I have 10 interviews so far (applied to 40 programs) and I have been told at every interview so far that what has made the difference is the recommendation letters from people I have worked with extensively in the hospital and honors in almost every rotations/comments on my MSPE/dean's letter about my clinical skills. I think scores are starting to be less and less important, so if you have people from your school who can help you out by calling/recommending you directly, that would probably be the most helpful thing to do. Just a thought!

Good luck!
I find a 25% success rate (10/40) very surprising but I do agree with the MSPE and Dean's letter making a difference. My med school letters are pretty average simply because I didn't do well in the finals. I think that's the reason I'm not getting as many interviews as I expected. That and my YOG. My invite rate is around 4% of the programs I applied to. My advice to future candidates is if your med school letters are below par for your scores DON'T INCLUDE them in your application. Just go with the neutral place holder letter.
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Unbelievable that someone I don't know would call me a liar and also, very immature.I'm very sorry about that, I'm just looking at this thread and I see the people who worked incredibly hard and sweat every night trying to do their best for patients don't get the same amount of interviews.
Every single interview I have gotten, I worked incredibly hard to get. You have no idea what was in my letters or in my dean's letter to say that what I have done is impossible and you also have no clue what I have done outside of medical school. Can you tell us more about this? This would be very valuable for prospective applicants, because, as it seems you're an exceptional candidate. I just want to know what exactly have you done outside of your medical school that drag so much attention. This information will be invaluable to everybody.
Diplomas are not everything. Faculty members making special comments on how you treat patients and families on a daily basis can get you an interview. Staying in the hospital on your post call days after 30 hours because you are worried about a patient on several occasions can get you an interview. We are not all academic geniuses and I am hoping that new applicants will equally focus on achievements other than scores/grades and schooling, because that's how I got here. I am hoping that people with average credentials will give it a shot if they have other things that make them unique applicants. So, the key of success is to get Dean's letter that will describe each rotation in detail? What about the people whose medical school do not provide highly descriptive Dean's letter?Are your LORs coming from US docs or from country of med school?Did you go to the famous EU med school?
You are right, the IMG factor is incredibly hard but if you don't like my advice, please don't call me a liar, especially regarding my interviews. By the way, my med school has not made a single call, I was just giving this as an advice as to what might help students with fewer interviews since recommending someone directly is something that has certainly been done in the past and it has been done successfully. Again, I'm very sorry about this, however, as you might see from this forum, from the interview trail, your case is HIGHLY exceptional, so I simply want to know exactly WHAT did you do and how you presented this, so you've got noticed.I'm sure everyone of us stayed late after a call, trying to provide their best for the patients.Thank you for your understanding.
First, my medical school did provide a very detailed MSPE (extensive comments from every single rotation), so that certainly might have helped. It was basically a 5 page long MSPE. I thought that was standard for every medical school but I guess that's not the case. Second, I was a professional artist prior to med school and attended a famous conservatory in the US for undergrad, they have talked to me about that in every interview and said that that's what caught their attention initially, in addition to the letters and MSPE. I also did my postbac at an Ivy League school, but no one has mentioned that so far. I also did a US observerships 2 months in between 1st and 2nd year at that same institution. My letters are from 3 fellowship program directors and the residency program director at my home school. Geographically, I do have a green card and my husband is a med student in the US, so I do have clear ties to the country and to the region I applied in. I would have stayed in my country if it wasn't for my husband so it's clear to them I am coming for personal reasons. Other than that, I made an active decision in med school not to do research and to spend all that extra time doing community service. They also seemed impressed that I took all the Steps (except step 3) + the board exams in my country during my third year as I was doing my rotations...but I am sure everyone here has done the same so not much there. 2/10 of my interviews I got from doing electives at those hospitals and having direct discussions with the PD. Another interview I got from sending an email to them explaining why I needed to stay in the city I am living in right now (husband being here for med school). But really what has been mentioned to me so far is: what I did before med school/extra-curricular activities other than research during med school, letters, MSPE.
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I can stomach a recent YOG, good LOR's and having a green card as being reasons to give interviews. A candidate being able to draw or play the piano being preferred over one who has a step 1
>30 points more..........now that's hard to swallow.
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I guess most likely @axl wud be from a very esteemed university whose students have dominated the medical fraternity in this country.
I have seen some foreign university students are getting easy interviews at places where their seniors have made it too and created a remarkable impression.

example:
Cleveland Clinic Ohio gives prefered interviews to Pak IMG's from Aga Khan University Pakistan. Indian IMGs from Manipal University India.
Certain Caribbean Univ grads dominate interview spots at Texas and FL centers.
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I can stomach a recent YOG, good LOR's and having a green card as being reasons to give interviews. A candidate being able to draw or play the piano being preferred over one who has a step 1
>30 points more..........now that's hard to swallow.
I agree with you. However, I still don't understand the notion behind preferring a fresh graduate over someone who had some previous experience. I know there are differences in healthcare across the world but it is still medicine and programs can find out if your home country hospital was a decent one.

This year is unique I guess. I applied to 170+ programs and I didn't receive any invitations in October. Luckily, I got 6 invitations in November. My qualifications are:
240+/260+/1st pass/1 year research/2 years IM residency at a foreign country/3 LoR's one from US/YoG 2010/Pending green card.

I am thankful for the invitations I've got but that's below the expectations I guess (I'm not complaining at all). When I first talked to my friends, who are currently either residents or fellows here in the US, they expected 15+ interview invitations for me. I think they assumed this would be a typical season just like theirs. We'll hope for the best.
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I think score still matters tremendously for interview invitations. So far this year, I haven't seen one single guy/lady with score over 260 getting IV<10 (IM or neurology).

Of course, YOG, USCE and LOR all make difference. However, I don't agree that MSPE and LOR are this crucial.

For many IMGs, programs don't know your medical school. Why would they care about MSPE? Not mentioning a lot of MSPE are generic and do not follow AAMC format.

Letters of recommendation are important, but who will have time to go over 20,000-30,000 letters? As most of them will be flooded with good words, it is really inefficient for program to use LOR to pick up interview candidates. That being said, LOR will be extremely important when programs take a close look at you. They will affect fundamentally your interview day and ranking position.

Yes, bad luck does happen, but let's not go after odds. At the end of the day, common things are still common. I wish everyone and myself good luck
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Like I said before I really dont have great credentials (step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, 2 months US elective)
I have 10 interviews so far (applied to 40 programs) This statement is not supported by anything. People who currently sitting at ~ 10 interviews applied to 150+ programs. Look up this thread/ previous year threads.
and I have been told at every interview so far that what has made the difference is the recommendation letters from people I have worked with extensively in the hospital and honors in almost every rotations/comments on my MSPE/dean's letter about my clinical skills. Don't you think that there are thousands applicants like you who honored almost every clinical rotation? And still they had to apply very broadly, and many of them do not have 4 interviews. The only thing that would have made sense if you have done your USCE in a very prestigious institution, and even when you're basically gonna be filtered out by IMG status+low score
I think scores are starting to be less and less important. Sorry, but for n=1 this is very far gone conclusion. There are tons of people who have same profile as you do and realistically applied to 150+ and got 2-6 interviews at best.
so if you have people from your school who can help you out by calling/recommending you directly, that would probably be the most helpful thing to do. Just a thought! So, How many calls does your school make for you? Where did you go to the med school?

Anyways, my advice for the future applicants is to look at the big picture first, see ho many programs on the average ppl applied to(100-150), what's the average program response rate(~2-6%, depends wheather this community program or university based), look up at NRMP charting outcomes data without focusing on a single category. There are always be exception candidates, who got their interviews due to whoknowswhat, or some people like present information in a very twisted way. Would you believe that an applicant with scores 280/280/pass/USCE 2 years/PHD, MPH/Multiple pubs/LORs from Ivy league didn't got a single interview? Ofc, you will immediately think that this man tell you the lies. Would you believe that a person with step 1 215 step 2 240, no research, NO USCE at the time of application , no CS at the time of application got 10 IV of 40 programs? You decide.
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Scores are no doubt the MOST important!

That is the only one that can survive all the filters,
and make your application stand out again and again.
So it just makes them compelled to view it.

besides high scores are no fluke..
these guys definitely have something!,
that the PDs just can't ignore.
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LOL i love this thread....i wonder what andrew55 input on the recent developments are
lol that was funny!

Not too sure what to say. I haven't asked anyone on a committee why they would choose an applicant over another. Obviously each program has their own filter. After the filter, the key faculty members will review several applications and try to figure out which applicant could possibly be a good fit for their program. That is where your letters, scores and PS come into play. The problem is I get mesmerized by some programs, as in they will interview an IMG with 210s but will completely disregard other applicants with outstanding scores. A prototype of such a program is Texas Tech in Amarillo. That is really none of my business but it would be interesting to know the process in that regards.


Some programs will give priority for US IMGs and others will give priorities to non-US IMGs of course after having reviewed all AMG applicants. That is how I see it. Personally, I haven't been on an interview yet where I saw a non-US IMG (obviously I will in 1-2 of my interviews at least). They were either American graduates or US IMGs. It is an observation and i believe it is valid for some programs but not for all of course.

I know I won't receive any more interviews but I still believe non-US IMGs will be receiving an extra 1-2 interviews before Christmas. That is how it has been in the past.

By the way, has anyone interviewed in Reno? Would appreciate any feedback.
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lol that was funny!

Not too sure what to say. I haven't asked anyone on a committee why they would choose an applicant over another. Obviously each program has their own filter. After the filter, the key faculty members will review several applications and try to figure out which applicant could possibly be a good fit for their program. That is where your letters, scores and PS come into play. The problem is I get mesmerized by some programs, as in they will interview an IMG with 210s but will completely disregard other applicants with outstanding scores. A prototype of such a program is Texas Tech in Amarillo. That is really none of my business but it would be interesting to know the process in that regards.


Some programs will give priority for US IMGs and others will give priorities to non-US IMGs of course after having reviewed all AMG applicants. That is how I see it. Personally, I haven't been on an interview yet where I saw a non-US IMG (obviously I will in 1-2 of my interviews at least). They were either American graduates or US IMGs. It is an observation and i believe it is valid for some programs but not for all of course.

I know I won't receive any more interviews but I still believe non-US IMGs will be receiving an extra 1-2 interviews before Christmas. That is how it has been in the past.

By the way, has anyone interviewed in Reno? Would appreciate any feedback.
Why do you think you won't receive any more interviews??
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Why do you think you won't receive any more interviews??
I received a gush of interviews up until mid-October. Basically whoever wanted to interview me already decided that. That was my assumption since mid-October and it still holds true.

As opposed to US-IMGs, some outstanding non-US IMGs, have received more interviews in November than in October. Again that is an observation and doesn't necessarily apply to everyone.
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lol that was funny!

Not too sure what to say. I haven't asked anyone on a committee why they would choose an applicant over another. Obviously each program has their own filter. After the filter, the key faculty members will review several applications and try to figure out which applicant could possibly be a good fit for their program. That is where your letters, scores and PS come into play. The problem is I get mesmerized by some programs, as in they will interview an IMG with 210s but will completely disregard other applicants with outstanding scores. A prototype of such a program is Texas Tech in Amarillo. That is really none of my business but it would be interesting to know the process in that regards.


Some programs will give priority for US IMGs and others will give priorities to non-US IMGs of course after having reviewed all AMG applicants. That is how I see it. Personally, I haven't been on an interview yet where I saw a non-US IMG (obviously I will in 1-2 of my interviews at least). They were either American graduates or US IMGs. It is an observation and i believe it is valid for some programs but not for all of course.

I know I won't receive any more interviews but I still believe non-US IMGs will be receiving an extra 1-2 interviews before Christmas. That is how it has been in the past.

By the way, has anyone interviewed in Reno? Would appreciate any feedback.
I am hoping for my 1-2 IVs in December.
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second rejection from Baystate Tufts.

First was Oct 22.

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IV at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program Internal Medicine.

I guess i spoke to soon.
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IV at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program Internal Medicine.

I guess i spoke to soon.
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guys have you sent letters to programs to review your applications ?

and how you titled it ?
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If someone who interviewed you replies to your thank you mail with positive things like they were all impressed by you and that they hope u match in their program. How much should u read into it. Or its something they send to everyone :/
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If someone who interviewed you replies to your thank you mail with positive things like they were all impressed by you and that they hope u match in their program. How much should u read into it. Or its something they send to everyone :/
Faculty members are honest about what they say. Then again that particular program may be interviewing several outstanding applicants. Of course there will come a time when they have to start ranking candidates. The question is whether or not the applicants they will have ranked above you want to match there. If not and considering you may want that place to be your #1 then you have a good chance of matching there.
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Thanks for ur reply. Its hard not to get your hopes up IV went reallllly well. The same faculty member said several times during the IV that id be a great fit for that program. But i know that its quite common for faculty members to say this to alot of candidates.
Anyway Fingers crossed.
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Thanks for ur reply. Its hard not to get your hopes up IV went reallllly well. The same faculty member said several times during the IV that id be a great fit for that program. But i know that its quite common for faculty members to say this to alot of candidates.
Anyway Fingers crossed.
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If someone who interviewed you replies to your thank you mail with positive things like they were all impressed by you and that they hope u match in their program. How much should u read into it. Or its something they send to everyone :/
Hmm. how many people did you interview with. I havn't received any replies from anyone though I did receive a message from a PD saying the people I interviewed with thought highly of me but that seemed maybe generic. It's hard to tell thats why most programs have stopped replying to thank you emails to avoid misleading people and causing issues not that I'm saying thats whats going on with you but I hate the lack of communication in the process as it makes it hard to make a rank list based on who wants you
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Do you rank programs based on who might rank you the highest or do you rank based on which program YOU LIKE BEST. I thought even if your #1 choice didn't rank you you'll still match at a program you ranked lower provided they have ranked you. Can someone who knows with some degree of certainty shed some light??
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you are supposed to rank programs you want the most and the match algorithm sorts it out based on where you stand on programs' rank list
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you are supposed to rank programs you want the most and the match algorithm sorts it out based on where you stand on programs' rank list
Thanks, that's what I thought
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My credentials 240/242/1st attempt 2013 grad/3 months USCE, have 6 Ivs. I was offered prematch at St Barnabas last week but I didn't take the pre match offer. Now I am kind of nervous about my decision. One of my friends had scores of 257/265/pass 1st attempt/2013 grad/5 months USCE and had 25+ IVs for IM, had attended just 4 interviews till now and took the prematch for IM at St Barnabas.
Is getting a spot in internal medicine getting so hard that people with great credentials are opting for prematch? I feel I missed a golden opportunity. I have 5 IVs. Have my fingers crossed and hoping for the best .
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My credentials 240/242/1st attempt 2013 grad/3 months USCE, have 6 Ivs. I was offered prematch at St Barnabas last week but I didn't take the pre match offer. Now I am kind of nervous about my decision. One of my friends had scores of 257/265/pass 1st attempt/2013 grad/5 months USCE and had 25+ IVs for IM, had attended just 4 interviews till now and took the prematch for IM at St Barnabas.
Is getting a spot in internal medicine getting so hard that people with great credentials are opting for prematch? I feel I missed a golden opportunity. I have 5 IVs. Have my fingers crossed and hoping for the best .
It depends where you other interviews are. Are they in NYC community hospitals also
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My credentials 240/242/1st attempt 2013 grad/3 months USCE, have 6 Ivs. I was offered prematch at St Barnabas last week but I didn't take the pre match offer. Now I am kind of nervous about my decision. One of my friends had scores of 257/265/pass 1st attempt/2013 grad/5 months USCE and had 25+ IVs for IM, had attended just 4 interviews till now and took the prematch for IM at St Barnabas.
Is getting a spot in internal medicine getting so hard that people with great credentials are opting for prematch? I feel I missed a golden opportunity. I have 5 IVs. Have my fingers crossed and hoping for the best .
You want my honest opinion? Both you and your friends made wrong decisions. 25+ interviews is a guarantee of matching to better place than st barnabas. On the other hand, 6 ivs is the number still associated with certain risk. So i woukd accept the offer if i were you.

But it doesn't matter now. You should conduct the rest of the ivs perfectly, keep positive and hope for the best. Sometimes we had to take risk in our life, even if stakes are that high
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