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


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Provided you can explain what you've been doing since 2012, I think you've got a shot. Your board scores are good, you are a citizen, your second language is Spanish and you have decent grades (not really important, but every little selling point helps). The only thing hindering you in my opinion is the fact that you might not have any LOR's from US attendings and US experience. Your best bet would be to do whatever it takes to get US clinical experience and letters. You might stand a shot without it, but you will greatly improve your odds. Good luck
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hey folks.

I've been stressing out big time over USCE. Not really enjoying life cuz of it.
I have not been lucky in landing an observership. Applied every where

USIMG, native english speaker, Spanish 2nd language
step 1: 238
step 2 ck: 239
cs:waiting for my result (should be 2 or 3 more weeks.)
graduated sep 2012

All i want in this world is internal medicine. Thats it. Just IM. I'm thinking of applying to 130-140 IM programs with just my board scores, tiny cv, and letters from professors from my school. It's all I got. What are my chances? observerships are so hard to get into on especially when you need. Should i throw my hat in the ring?

gpa 3.71 magna cum laude (although i don't think they care about that)
I am in the same boat like yours and i was advised by my seniors to drop a year to apply with USCE and US lor's since i am a fresh grad (2015) and don't have anything to lose with one year.
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I am in the same boat like yours and i was advised by my seniors to drop a year to apply with USCE and US lor's since i am a fresh grad (2015) and don't have anything to lose with one year.

I seriously do not recommend you put off applying this year if you already took all your exams, that your a recent graduate will be very positive, although it al depends to what specialty you´re aplying. I have a friend who matched w/o USCE or LOR from USA and he was pending graduation so he was fresh out
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I am done with step1 (237) ,CS done result in 2-3 weeks, currently preparing for CK . hopefully will be done in 2 months and results will be out by september 16.
I have no USCE, no US lor's,no research experience .
Diploma won't be issued till the end of this year.
What do you suggest ?
Can i talk to your friend who matched ?
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Do externship, that's what I am gonna do as well.
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Do externship, that's what I am gonna do as well.
Is it that easy to get externships ??
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Yes, just google it. It's about money you pay that's why it's easy to get.
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But aren't they in some private clinics ??
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