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Hi all,

I applied late and only got this 1 invite from a IM community program. The interview is next week. Any suggestions/ advice regarding facing the interview and improve my chances will be greatly appreciated.

Also, is it possible that they ask me where else I hv interviewed? If they do, what should be my response?

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Be confident and at the same time dont seem to be desperate.

I don't think they would ask you how many more iv's you have, but if they ask tell them that you have a couple of iv's, without mentioning the number, dont worry they have no way to find out.

Just a question out of curiosity, how late did you apply?
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Around end october ..Thanks
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what are your credentials?
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245/239/pass/yog 2008/ need visa/ 2 month USCE
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245/239/pass/yog 2008/ need visa/ 2 month USCE
your credentials are good, except for your YOG..
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your credentials are good, except for your YOG..
I know..Can't change that unfortunately! I took step 3, what else should I do?
Any suggestions?
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Well..

God forbid you don't match(which I hope doesnt happen)

Then what you could do is
1.)Next year while applying go through the program requirements, if they clearly mention below 5 years, then no point applying to them, but again dont worry there are many prog who don't consider YOG, apply to them
2.)Try doing observership in hospital's where they take in IMG's
3.)Research with a few good publications.

Above all, have faith and dont give up.
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Thanks!
Finding research positions is tough, at least I am finding it difficult
Another thing, is it only because I applied late I didn't get invites? How do u make sure u apply to the right programs? I used the match a resident site, they filtered out programs..didn't seem to work for me though :S
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Finding research positions is tough, at least I am finding it difficult
Another thing, is it only because I applied late I didn't get invites? How do u make sure u apply to the right programs? I used the match a resident site, they filtered out programs..didn't seem to work for me though :S
Ya applying late, definitely affected your chances.
As I already mentioned before its your YOG which matters more, next time apply exactly on September 2015.

Well rather than using such sites, Y dont you make your own list?All information will be available in frieda or the prog website, I know it's time consuming but you have come this far remember, so you need to put in your own effort.
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