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Old 01-11-2012
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Default Graduated from the Medical School more than 5 years ago


I have heard that many residency programs require that the applicant applies during the first 5 years after finishing the medical school, is it right guys?

If even it's right, is there any exception( ex. residency after MS)?

What chances to get surgical residency with Canadian citizenship ( I'm IMG) but having finished MS more than 5 years ago?

Thank you in advance !
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Old 01-12-2012
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Although it is right that you have better chances in the first 5 years after graduation from medical school but it is not a requirement but most programs and it is not a strict requirement in those who announce that in their websites. I have many old applicants matching each year to such programs. Ther are many factors that can overcome this graduation cutoff requirement as high scores, 2-3 observerships, previous residency, green card or continuous medical experience. If you graduated from a candian school then you have good chances otherwise you are and IMG as other IMGs who need to have good scores to competitive enough for surgery.
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