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Hey guys, I recently found out my medical school had sent the programs a crappy MSPE where they've given a detailed breakdown of the only part of my final results that were poor. All you can see are C and Ds. I got 4 interviews before MSPEs were released and only 2 since then with 7 rejections. Do you think this is because of the crappy MSPE. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I do not think programs read international MSPEs, neither they do for transcripts. I don't think they even know how to read them. Programs are familiar with US schools MSPEs because the are universal and standardized across the nation, they put a lot of emphasis on them because they can compere between two US students from two different schools since both of them went through the same evaluation process. As far as for IMGs,Visa status, USMLE scores and US LORs stand out to be the most important factors, since again, they are universal and can differentiate between two IMGs. That being said, you should prepare yourself for the interview to answer questions like: why you have Cs and Ds in your transcript?
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Your scores are awesome.. you will be fine..

why did u ask ur school to send an MPSE.
Just send a Dean's letter..
MPSE is more for AMGs

If u dont upload an MPSE,
ECFMG generates a standard template for you,
just to make your application appear complete.

MPSE must for AMGs
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Your scores are awesome.. you will be fine..

why did u ask ur school to send an MPSE.
Just send a Dean's letter..
MPSE is more for AMGs

If u dont upload an MPSE,
ECFMG generates a standard template for you,
just to make your application appear complete.

MPSE must for AMGs
MSPE and Dean's letter are the same. They used to call it Dean's letter couple of years ago, but they changed it to MSPE so now it is standard for every US student. Again, this thing is really not important for IMGs, most programs do not even ask for it as a requirement in their websites.
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Thanks alot guys. It was a shock seeing that on my interview.
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