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Question Will I be prefered over IMG who doesn't have a fellowship in his own country?

Dear members, I am still a 4th year medical school student in Bangladesh. I will be graduated in 2014 & then I'll have to do 1 year internship in this medical to get license of practicing medicine in my country. Suppose after completing my internship I'll take necessary training ( may be 3-4 years) in internal medicine in my own country and get FCPS ( Fellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons) degree from here. Suppose by this time I'll complete USMLE step 1 (230-240), 2CK (230-240) & 2CS . Then if I apply for IM residency programmes in USA, will the PD's prefer me over the candidates who don't have this type of training in IM (hope i'll also gain 2 months of USCE) or will I face a great disadvantage as because of being a old graduate (assuming that I'll apply 4-5 years after graduation!) ?

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For IMGs, doing residency back home is a big advantage especially in IM. 3-4 years postgraduation is not a big deal aslong as you don't have gaps in your medical education/experience. Many PDs prefer to match somebody with residency back home. Work on getting high scores and you should be fine.
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i dnt think its that much good plan ,...if you want to do residency in us than apply in early graduation years ,...just focuss on a one thing at a time and then to the other,..take step 1 and ck in your 4 n final year and then apply for visa on cs basis as soon as your graduation,..i think it ll be more better,..and if you want to take steps after graduation then give fcps part 1 at the same time at step 1 as both have same study plans,...good luck
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i dnt think its that much good plan ,...if you want to do residency in us than apply in early graduation years ,...just focuss on a one thing at a time and then to the other,..take step 1 and ck in your 4 n final year and then apply for visa on cs basis as soon as your graduation,..i think it ll be more better,..and if you want to take steps after graduation then give fcps part 1 at the same time at step 1 as both have same study plans,...good luck
Ya, u r kinda right... But taking step 1 in 4th yr is a bit tough for us, coz by the time we think abt being serious to take the step 1, our 2nd prof knocks with it's huge syllabus. I'm appearing at my final prof now and planning about preparing for step 1 during internship... Though reality is u hardly can combine time and energy at that time. So I may have to change my plans. Did anyone went through this dilemma?

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For IMGs, doing residency back home is a big advantage especially in IM. 3-4 years postgraduation is not a big deal aslong as you don't have gaps in your medical education/experience. Many PDs prefer to match somebody with residency back home. Work on getting high scores and you should be fine.
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Thanks ApplicantGuide for your response. Are there enough IMG friendly IM programmes that accept 5 years old graduates (but who are not actually away from clinical practice, say they are doing IM residency in their own country) having USMLE scores around 240 & some USCE. What is the possibility if someone completes step 3 by this time?
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Ya, u r kinda right... But taking step 1 in 4th yr is a bit tough for us, coz by the time we think abt being serious to take the step 1, our 2nd prof knocks with it's huge syllabus. I'm appearing at my final prof now and planning about preparing for step 1 during internship... Though reality is u hardly can combine time and energy at that time. So I may have to change my plans. Did anyone went through this dilemma?

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Hello, Are you from khulna medical college, 5th year?
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Hello, Are you from khulna medical college, 5th year?
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