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Hello,!! PLEASE COPY THE LAST LIST OF APPLICANTS AND INSERT YOUR CREDENTIAL AND PASTE IT!!!

(to look something like this:

Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


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MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn exte)

Lets start this thread for all of us who are going for this upcoming match in 2016



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2008 grad.
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CS first attempt.
First auther/postdoc fellow in research study currently.
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Here are the steps to getting your MyERAS ready for the Match:
1. Token
a. Starting June 23rd, 2015 go to ECFMG website, go to your OASIS and click ERAS support section at left hand bottom and choose to buy a Residency Token. The token is valid for the match year.
2. AAMC
a. After purchasing the Token you will get a special serial number. Go to AAMC website and register it. This will give you access to MyERAS profile in order to begin updating your profile with information and documents for the upcoming match.
3. Filling out your ERAS profile
a. You will be prompted to fill in some general information at first, such as your school, date of graduation, whether you require visa or not and etc.
b. Within that same application you will also fill out your CV by adding experiences and writing how many hours you have done and small descriptions of what you have done during that time.
i. N.B. Work experience is everything that was a rotation, observership, clinical teaching. Volunteer experience is pretty much everything else (clubs, being part of societies, workshops, etc). There will also be a separate section for research.
4. Document Upload
a. Letters of Recommendation (MyERAS)
i. This is about generating PDF’s to send to those who will write them and upload on your behalf. If you are an IMG and have non-waived letters, upload them via OASIS.
ii. You have two choices: waived or non-waived. Non-waived letters are simply uploaded by you. “Waived” letter means that you don’t get to see the letter and it is uploaded by the person who is recommending you. These letters are considered much stronger. Starting last year, AAMC introduced the concept of waived letters being submitted online via a secure network. The process works as such: you go on your MyERAS profile and click on the documents section. There you carry out a request for a letter of recommendation but filling out the name of the person who is recommending you and their position. After you click below tp authorize the generation of PDF file. This file contains instructions for the letter write on how to upload the letter succesfully on your behalf. Send this PDF to your letter write and have them follow the steps. As a suggestion, these letters may take up to two weeks to process, so get them done early! You will be able to check if they have en uploaded by checking your ERAS section in OASIS.

b. Other documents (upload via OASIS in the ERAS section)
i. They are you LOR’s, your transcripts, your CV, your passport photograph, your personal statement and MSPE
1. If you are an IMG, generally MPSE is uploaded by you. If you are an AMG, the school will upload them on your behalf. MSPE’s are released after October 1st, 2015.
5. Search and Select your programs by Clicking on “Programs” Tab. You can search them by AAMC or NRMP ID or even by location.
a. You should have a good idea of where you want to apply to by now.
b. The best resource for research is FREIDA. Go to FREIDA, and set your own filters. After selecting the programs, try visiting their website to find out any requirements which may cost you an automatic disqualification from the game. Pay close attention to programs that don’t sponsor visas. Remember, It is always best to check their websites and request any addition information first hand, then to trust lists people created years ago.
c. Try to do this step before July, as it will save you lots of time!
6. Click on “Programs” tab and click on each program and check boxes in order attach the necessary documents to them.
a. These include LORs, Photo, and your USMLE transcripts.
b. NOTE! Your USMLE transcripts can only be checked when the application season opens on September 1st, 2015. There is a one time fee of 65$ I believe that will be included in your final invoice.

7. On September 15th, 2015, go to your programs list and check the box next to each program. Scroll down and complete the steps to make the payment. Once you have paid, wait to receive your confirmation.
a. To kill 2 birds with one stone: After you have completed the payment, go to NRMP website and register for the match. It is a one time 65$ fee. This will come in handy in February, when you will do your ranking.

8. You can check the status of your ERAS application for each program in ADTS, which is located on the top right bar next to “Messages.”

9. Now the wait begins. You will get notifications to your e-mail and ERAS “Messages” section for interviews and rejections!
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Count me in.
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Nice scores!!!
Hows your visa Status?
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Nice scores!!!
Hows your visa Status?
Hey, thanks. Yours are nice too. My greencard is pending. The post about the process was very informative. How do we get the MSPE?? My med school gave a performance evaluation transcript which has the classes that I got and a letter saying my behaviour was good. Is that what I'm supposed to upload? Thanks for the info.
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Thank you!
Lucky you with the green card. I wish i had one. But anyway, MSPE its basically deans letter.
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Hey, thanks. Yours are nice too. My greencard is pending. The post about the process was very informative. How do we get the MSPE?? My med school gave a performance evaluation transcript which has the classes that I got and a letter saying my behaviour was good. Is that what I'm supposed to upload? Thanks for the info.
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Lucky you with the green card. I wish i had one. But anyway, MSPE its basically deans letter.
Just the letter saying you graduated and your conduct was good??
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Well I'm not sure.
But basically yeah something along those line. But if dean actually knew you, then they could write that how nice and good and professional you are and blablabla.
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ECFMG is acting dean for IMG. right?
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CS pending

-1 month externship with a clinical proffessor of medicine. 1 LOR so far. Planning to get at least 2 more

Also did one month elective in Canada in pulmonology at hospt affiliated with McGill uni( dont know if that will help?)
- 4 publications in home country journals. 2 as first author.
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!!!PLEASE POST YOUR CREDENTIAL IN THIS FORMAT AND REPOST!!!

Green Card/Citizen
Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs

Visa required/or did not post:
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
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2012 grad
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-1 month externship with a clinical proffessor of medicine. 1 LOR so far. Planning to get at least 2 more

Also did one month elective in Canada in pulmonology at hospt affiliated with McGill uni( dont know if that will help?)
- 4 publications in home country journals. 2 as first author.
- 3 research presentations

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Greetings brain15. When did you do your Step 2CS??
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!!!PLEASE POST YOUR CREDENTIAL IN THIS FORMAT AND REPOST!!!

Green Card/Citizen
Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs

Visa required/or did not post:
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
I need visa
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2012 grad
Step 1 245
Step 2 259
CS pending

-1 month externship with a clinical proffessor of medicine. 1 LOR so far. Planning to get at least 2 more

Also did one month elective in Canada in pulmonology at hospt affiliated with McGill uni( dont know if that will help?)
- 4 publications in home country journals. 2 as first author.
- 3 research presentations

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Greetings brain15. When did you do your Step 2CS??
Hey! I haven't given it yet. I am going to take it this month.
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Dec 2015 Grad
241 Step 1
265 Step 2 CK
Pending Step 2 CS
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No publications - currently on a research study, multiple research project involvements in the past, undergraduate thesis with conference presentations/posters
3rd/4th year clinical in US/Canada
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citizen
1 220
2 230
cs pass
all first attempt

2 observerships
1 research study as fist author, ongoing.
3 LORs , one of them from world known professor
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YOG 2014
Step 1 242
Step 2 248
CS pass first attempt

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YOG 2013
Step 1 : 252
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guys,

how to choose programs from FRIEDA? should we look for university based ones first then community ones?

anyone has some insight on this?
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Hi, what is my chance in IM?
Step 1 :241
Step 2 :221
CS: passed first attempt

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I'm applying internal med as a back up this year.

Step 1: 229
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I'm applying internal med as a back up this year.

Step 1: 229
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Is it your second time applying
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No, although I can see why my post is confusing.
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Green Card/Citizen
Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs

Visa required/or did not post:
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012/2 Month USCE(by June)
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Green Card/Citizen

Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/

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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/[/QUOTE]
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/2010grad/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/
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I created a google doc for ease of use. here is the link. please leave your email if you want to have access rights to this doc

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Dr. Lacune mentioned he's a citizen and my YOG is 2010. How can we amend the list
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Dr. Lacune mentioned he's a citizen and my YOG is 2010. How can we amend the list
Just copy, add it and then repost
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I created a google doc for ease of use. here is the link. please leave your email if you want to have access rights to this doc

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We can add I have 3 LORs and 2 years of USCE.
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
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IMG/ 2014 grad/ Step 1 235/ step 2CK pending / CS: pass 1st attempt/ Step 3: will try to attempt before Sep 15th/ 3 Month Uni electives / 2 month uni externship/ 2 abstracts published in Circulation/ Posters presented in AHA as first author / 2 Publications/ Working on 3rd along with CK prep/ 4 LORs

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I applied last year. Did not match.

My credentials:
Step 1 - 231
Step 2 CK - 236
Step 2 CS - pass
Step 3 - 229
No attempts on any of the exams.
YoG - 2011
USCE - Total 5 months. 2 months observership and 3 months externship.
Other clinical experience - in Pakistan and 1 month observership at the Toronto General Hospital (affiliated with University of Toronto)
LoRs - 4 US LoRs; 1 acknowledgment letter from Canada and 3 Pakistani LoRs.
Research - currently volunteering as clinical research assistant.
Visa - Canadian citizen; require J1/H1

I don't know whether I should continue pursuing IM or switch to Pediatrics/Family Medicine.

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how many IVs you had last year

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I applied last year. Did not match.

My credentials:
Step 1 - 231
Step 2 CK - 236
Step 2 CS - pass
Step 3 - 229
No attempts on any of the exams.
YoG - 2011
USCE - Total 5 months. 2 months observership and 3 months externship.
Other clinical experience - in Pakistan and 1 month observership at the Toronto General Hospital (affiliated with University of Toronto)
LoRs - 4 US LoRs; 1 acknowledgment letter from Canada and 3 Pakistani LoRs.
Research - currently volunteering as clinical research assistant.
Visa - Canadian citizen; require J1/H1

I don't know whether I should continue pursuing IM or switch to Pediatrics/Family Medicine.

Suggestions welcome!
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I had 4 interviews - 3 Internal Medicine and 1 Family Medicine
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Hello everyone! I need an advice, I am done with my step 1 and step 2 ck with good scores 245+. I am 2014 graduate. Is it prudent for me to wait a year before applying to the match as next year I wont be needing a visa? Given the fact that i can also apply in the coming match. I am so confused and don't know what to do. Please can anyone give me a sincere opinion that waiting one year for green card is worth the wait keeping in view all the j1 and h1 restrictions? i greatly appreciate any inputs.
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I had 4 interviews - 3 Internal Medicine and 1 Family Medicine
Your credentials are pretty solid. Did you apply late and how many programs did you apply to?
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I dont see anyone here with average scores or below average ..

Let me be the first one then . am applying this Sept, step 1 with below average score (ave being 228), still prepping for CK & CS.. YOG 2006. GC.

Prior IM & board certif home country 2011, cardio fellowship 14mos.. Working as medtech in the US since 2012.. No observerships or USCE. Statistics wise I have a small chance to match but I'll only apply to programs where I can fit in based on their criteria.. Applications have to be cost effective .
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did you have step3 when you applied last year ?
I applied on time and Step 3 score was announced late (2 days later) but I updated the transcript.

I applied to 120 programs - 30 FM and 90 IM.
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I applied on time and Step 3 score was announced late (2 days later) but I updated the transcript.

I applied to 120 programs - 30 FM and 90 IM.
That's what I don't get about the match. Plenty of people with far lower scores get plenty of interviews while solid scores get very few at times. Maybe it's the PS and LORs. I hope you match this time man. Hard work should pay off.
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medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub

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Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

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Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
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Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
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MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
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Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
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Step 1: 250
CK: 267
CS: pending
Step 3: August, '15
Presently doing 3 months observership in community hospital till July, will get LORs
1 Research study in med school
2 poster presentations with published abstracts in international conferences
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Congrats on all the high scores. Does anyone out there have average scores applying for match 2016?

They have always said that it's a selective population that posts scores, but I'm really feeling that average has now become 250+.
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
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Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
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Its unfortunately my second match this year. IM is my primary choice but for obvious reasons, I will be applying to a backup specialty as well. Confused between Pediatrics and OB/GYN at the moment. Good luck to everyone
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How many programs you applied and how many IVs you got.

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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
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Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
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I'm surprised. With your credentials. What do you think happened?
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Congrats on all the high scores. Does anyone out there have average scores applying for match 2016?

They have always said that it's a selective population that posts scores, but I'm really feeling that average has now become 250+.
Hey, you see here only about 20 applicants, when in fact there are about 10k of IMGs applying each year. External validity is not that good
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I applied to 80 programs which I made sure sponsored visas and were IMG friendly (looking at current resident info etc) and didn't have a USCE requirement. However, I received no interviews at all, even though I applied to some low tier community programs as well. Believe me, nobody was more surprised than me. Perhaps I applied to too few programs? In any case, I'll try to increase the number significantly this year and apply to a backup specialty too. Don't want a repeat of last year. It was kinda soul destroying to see people with lesser credentials get interviews at places I had also applied at, and then even match there. But this journey requires optimism. Let's hold our heads up high and help each other where possible.
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Hi ,

I m a FMG, on B1 B2 visa, with low step scores- 212, 220, CS recently taken.but with 2 months USCE- at EM department - advanced clerkship at John Hopkins, and 4 mo of research experience as last year med student at Hopkins as well.
I recently got an opportunity to continue on research studies as post doc fellow for 6 months at Hopkins again. YOG 2014, 1 LOR, no publication yet.

I need to know your opinion . since I am applying for match this sept 2015, , whether working as post doc fellow - would be helpful in improving my cv, and matching for IM.

please let me know, if there is anything else that could help me in increasing my chances to match at IM.

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I applied to 80 programs which I made sure sponsored visas and were IMG friendly (looking at current resident info etc) and didn't have a USCE requirement. However, I received no interviews at all, even though I applied to some low tier community programs as well. Believe me, nobody was more surprised than me. Perhaps I applied to too few programs? In any case, I'll try to increase the number significantly this year and apply to a backup specialty too. Don't want a repeat of last year. It was kinda soul destroying to see people with lesser credentials get interviews at places I had also applied at, and then even match there. But this journey requires optimism. Let's hold our heads up high and help each other where possible.
Hey, fat1iscool, your credentials are pretty solid. Was there any glaring mistake on your CV or PS? Have you asked for a native to proofread your CV/PS? Did you read your LoRs? Not getting any IV at all just doesn't make sense at all.. did you apply to mostly top tiers?

Good luck for this round, man!
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Hey, fat1iscool, your credentials are pretty solid. Was there any glaring mistake on your CV or PS? Have you asked for a native to proofread your CV/PS? Did you read your LoRs? Not getting any IV at all just doesn't make sense at all.. did you apply to mostly top tiers?

Good luck for this round, man!
Thanks for your encouragement!! I applied to a mix of medium and low-tier programs. I stayed away from places affiliated with Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Mayo (you get the drift) because I felt I had very little chance of an acceptance there. I did not get my CV reviewed but a native English speaker did read my PS and was impressed with the content and said there were no grammatical mistakes etc. Everyone to whom I have explained my situation to has been surprised at my unfortunate failure. Well the interview and match process does seem to work in weird ways. It does require some luck also. Well, I didn't have any contacts at all, so I believe that may have hindered me
Lets hope we all make it this year!!
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Thanks for your encouragement!! I applied to a mix of medium and low-tier programs. I stayed away from places affiliated with Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Mayo (you get the drift) because I felt I had very little chance of an acceptance there. I did not get my CV reviewed but a native English speaker did read my PS and was impressed with the content and said there were no grammatical mistakes etc. Everyone to whom I have explained my situation to has been surprised at my unfortunate failure. Well the interview and match process does seem to work in weird ways. It does require some luck also. Well, I didn't have any contacts at all, so I believe that may have hindered me
Lets hope we all make it this year!!
When you applied last year how many months USCE did you have and did you do step 3??
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hey everyone. I am not applying for match this year but I hope u guys can help me. I'm looking for electives. I have tried my luck at few places where prior approval or faculty sponsors are needed but failed to get any. Now, i can apply at expensive places like JHU and Weill Cornell but am bit hesitant about the application money going to drain. should i go for it? How u guys did it? any help will be highly appreciated.
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
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methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
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HI guys I am excited for the match! Im from Malaysia, anyone else Malaysian here??

Btw im new to the forum, can anyone tell me the odds of me matching? Heard that the competition is kinda intense these days.

Step1-241/Step2CK-254/Step2cs-passed/ need visa
1 pub but its a East Asia med student journal(bummer )
Presented said paper at International conference.

I have previous 1m USCE in Mount Sinai Elmhurst. going for Emory for another one in July. Pending application for August period(Yale, WEil cornell, UTHSCSA). I heard that USCEs are getting more important. Anyone could suggest of other places do to USCE? (I hope its not to late to apply )
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Citizen/Green Card:
Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
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HI guys I am excited for the match! Im from Malaysia, anyone else Malaysian here??

Btw im new to the forum, can anyone tell me the odds of me matching? Heard that the competition is kinda intense these days.

Step1-241/Step2CK-254/Step2cs-passed/ need visa
1 pub but its a East Asia med student journal(bummer )
Presented said paper at International conference.

I have previous 1m USCE in Mount Sinai Elmhurst. going for Emory for another one in July. Pending application for August period(Yale, WEil cornell, UTHSCSA). I heard that USCEs are getting more important. Anyone could suggest of other places do to USCE? (I hope its not to late to apply )
Pretty good chance slayerjoe!
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/


Visa required/or did not post:

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
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Hi guys. It looks i am the 1st old grad in this thread.

253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs

Step 3 - in late July-early August
No gaps in clinical practice
Several oral\poster presentations worldwide
USCE - 1 month observership in July-August (hope to get 2-3 US LoRs)

P.S. Yes I know my YOG sucks but I still have a hope!!!
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Guys,
I'm a 2013 graduate
Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/4months of USCE/3LORs
US citizen, IMG from India
What are my chances of getting a good IM program? Do I need step 3 also?

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Citizen/Green Card:
Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs


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OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr. Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs

Visa required/or did not post:

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
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Citizen/Green Card:

Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs

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OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
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Im just wondering....how hard it is for someone to copy and add there OWN info in and then just re-paste it. It could not be that hard, could it?!!!

And please enough with "what is my chances" questions. Non of us here are PD, NO-ONE can really respond to that. We are all in the same boat, we all are worried and scared but we just gonna see whats gonna happen on MARCH 14th 2016.


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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.

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OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs[/QUOTE]

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YOG:2013
STEP1 245
STEP2 249
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260/257/pending/YOG:2010/no usce/4 home LORS/2 yrs home radiology residency/visa required
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Amazing scores this year. No average/below average scores this year?
All the best guys!
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pending/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
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I am in the same situation. I decided to wait until next year to have my green card. Going on J1 visa have difficulties after graduation. Also as I know while you are on J1 status, your green card processing will stop until you do your two year home residency or waive it. Green card will give you a better chance to match.
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Everyone seems to have pretty good scores. I hope all of us match. Will pray for all of you. Joining the boat with an attempt on CS and mediocre scores
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Hi guys, when is the latest date to have your personal statement and LORs uploaded. Is it by September 15th?
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Volkmann- 245/258/pending/3mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
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Volkmann- 245/258/pass/6mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/pending/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
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YOG - 2014 (Russia)
Step 1 - 245
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Need visa
3m research in a lab affiliated with large famous clinical center in NYC
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Volkmann- 245/258/pass/6mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/pending/2012 grad/2 Month USCE(by June)
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/Pass/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
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Default CS in last week of October, can I still apply this year?

hi,
I'm an IMG, B1/B2visa
step1-242/CK-238/CS-Pending/no USCE/ YOG-2012

I was suppose to give my CS in june, but couldn't happen because of global US visa delay fault. Now I got the date for last week october.

Should / Can I apply for 2016 IM match??
plz advice..
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HI guys! First of all best of luck to everyone applying next year

I was just wondering if you guys could help me out

I was planning on applying for IM matching 2016 but the caveat is my step 2cs is on 24th September (I couldn't get an earlier date)

I'll be going for a clerkship in august.

Should I delay my matching till next year and strengthen my resume in the meantime or is it better to apply?
If a person is unmatched does it affect them in next year's process ?

Thanks guys !
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Hi guys. It looks i am the 1st old grad in this thread.

253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs

Step 3 - in late July-early August
No gaps in clinical practice
Several oral\poster presentations worldwide
USCE - 1 month observership in July-August (hope to get 2-3 US LoRs)

P.S. Yes I know my YOG sucks but I still have a hope!!!
can i ask what your study method was for step 1? by the way your scores are awesome
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No strategy. Usual step 1 kit: KLN 2010 + old videos, FA 2014, Pathoma, UW qbank. That's it. Good luck
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235+/ 230+/pending/2015/no usce/1 pub/visa required
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Volkmann- 245/258/pass/6mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/PASS/2012 grad/2M USCE/1M OBS/3 US LOR
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/Pass/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
Fentanylum-245/250/Pass 1st attempt/2014/3m research/2 US LORs
UN91 - 235+/ 230+/pending/2015/no usce/1 pub/visa required
lulamay - step1-242/CK-238/CS-Pending/no USCE/ YOG-2012/visa required
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No strategy. Usual step 1 kit: KLN 2010 + old videos, FA 2014, Pathoma, UW qbank. That's it. Good luck

Iam sorry for bugging you but can you tell me a little bit more. Like how many times did you do go through KLN, FA and UW. Did you take notes into your first aid? How long did you study? I am really curious because iam an old IMG and I since your story is similar I thought you could help me out. I really wish I can get a score close to yours.
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Volkmann- 245/258/pass/6mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/PASS/2012 grad/2M USCE/1M OBS/3 US LOR
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/Pass/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
Fentanylum-245/250/Pass 1st attempt/2014/3m research/2 US LORs
UN91 - 235+/ 230+/pending/2015/no usce/1 pub/visa required
lulamay - step1-242/CK-238/CS-Pending/no USCE/ YOG-2012/visa required
vfibulator-226/237/2nd/2014
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IMG (GC petition in progress). Scores 230+,215+,CS(1st attempt), Step 3 (awaiting results). 2.5 months USCE. 3 LORS. No pubs. Don't want to apply in FM as a back up Would that be sane? Husband started working as an intern at a really good program that might not consider me because of low step 2.
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Volkmann- 245/258/pass/6mn obs
Dr2016-229/242/1st/2015/8month USCE
Nd0007-241/221/1st/2011/3M obbise/3 LOR/
psammoma body-Scores: 244/242/CS pass/first attempt/2013/4months of USCE/3LORs
Valleyh- 259/250/CS pass first attempt/2013/3 months USCE.
drpisho 240/238/pending/2012/No USCE/3 Home country LORs
Dr.Lacune-222/230/pass/2008grad/2 obs/4LOR/citizen/postdoc fellow in research
a.fib- 231/217/pass 1st/awaiting results/2013/2.5 mo USCE/GC in process

OCTJL- 235/236/pass/2015 grad/1m USCE going for 2 m USCE soon/1 pub
Slayerjoe- 241/254/pass/2015 grad/2m USCE(by july)
MishkaMD-249/253/pass/2015grad/5m obs/1 pub
Brain15-245/259/pending/2012grad/1mn extern/
methionine-235/251/PASS/2012 grad/2M USCE/1M OBS/3 US LOR
c0de-252/242/1st/2013/2 obssie/3 LOR/3 Pubs
medico one -242/248/1st/2014/3 Obssie/ 4 LORS/ 3 Pub
bigmedicalworld -241/265/Pass/2015/2 years USCE/3 LORs
AmreshKumar-229/234/pending/2012grad/1m obs
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
mpq357-231/236/pass/229/2011grad/5mn USCE
SAMM - 242/PENDING/PASS/2013 YOG/3 LOR/10 Month USCE
marajani - 249/245/Pass/2015/3mo electives/1 pending publication
phyo123 - 258/261/pending/2013/3month observership/4 LOR/1 ongoing research/ visa required
fat1iscool- 241/242/pass/2014 YOG/ 1 mo USCE/ 2 pubs unindexed journals/need visa
nelliebly101-250/267/pending/2011/3month obssi
strugglingdoc: 220/212/CS awaited/ 1 month USCE/ YOG 2011/1 pub in student lancet/ 3 poster presentations/ 2 oral presenations
Dr.Roman-253\261\pass 1st attempt\2006 YOG\2 home LoRs
Fentanylum-245/250/Pass 1st attempt/2014/3m research/2 US LORs
UN91 - 235+/ 230+/pending/2015/no usce/1 pub/visa required
lulamay - step1-242/CK-238/CS-Pending/no USCE/ YOG-2012/visa required
vfibulator-226/237/2nd/2014
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