What is her chance in matching in 2017? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2016
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 2
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default What is her chance in matching in 2017?

Hi, friends, it is a question that has been puzzling me for a long time. A friend of mine's educational background is a little complicated. Her goal and package are as the following:

Goal: 2017 residency in family medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Steps score: Step 1 220, Step 2 CK 220, Step 2 CS pass, all on first attempt.
Licenses: Licensed occupational therapist and acupuncturist in Florida. Certified wound specialist.
Clinical experiences: Clinical experiences as an occupational therapist and acupuncturist for over 3 years. Wound care experience over 3 years. No other observation or medical experiences.
Research: > 20 publications, mainly clinical studies at international journals including one on Annals of Internal Medicine.
Need H1b visa.

So my questions are:
1. what is her chance in matching in 2017?
2. what should she do to increase her chances of matching besides green card application, observation, and taking Step 3?

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


  #2  
Old 03-04-2016
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 2
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Sorry, forget one more thing. Her year of graduation is 2009. Thanks again!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnnash View Post
Hi, friends, it is a question that has been puzzling me for a long time. A friend of mine's educational background is a little complicated. Her goal and package are as the following:

Goal: 2017 residency in family medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Steps score: Step 1 220, Step 2 CK 220, Step 2 CS pass, all on first attempt.
Licenses: Licensed occupational therapist and acupuncturist in Florida. Certified wound specialist.
Clinical experiences: Clinical experiences as an occupational therapist and acupuncturist for over 3 years. Wound care experience over 3 years. No other observation or medical experiences.
Research: > 20 publications, mainly clinical studies at international journals including one on Annals of Internal Medicine.
Need H1b visa.

So my questions are:
1. what is her chance in matching in 2017?
2. what should she do to increase her chances of matching besides green card application, observation, and taking Step 3?

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-05-2016
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 8
Threads: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Reputation: 12
Default

the problem here is YOG and lack of US Clinical Experience ie doing rotations at hospitals and obtaining LOR. If she wants, she should try to obtain observership in PM&R or FM. She can also try to enroll in USCE by contacting places and see if they will allow her to apply to their program and spend at least 3 months in those related fields. This will allow her to obtain Letters of recommendations in the fields. The biggest challenge here is her YOG and the need for a visa. YOG is a bit old, 7 years out which may be a problem for FM. Not sure about PM&R, but one hurdle for PM&R is that there are very few programs so it may be tough to be able to get any observerships or USCE in that specialty. The only thing she can do is definitely try. Pick up the phone Monday and start calling programs to see if they will allow her to apply for observership or USCE. She needs at least a minimum of 3 months of USCE. Also she should find out which programs are IMG friendly and will allow her to apply being that her YOG is 7 years ago. Good luck and I hope for the best. Also keep in mind for the match, you need a minimum of 3 Letters of Recommendation from U.S. doctors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Matching chance placebo USMLE Step 3 Forum 0 10-28-2015 11:27 AM
chance of matching usmler2020 USMG Residency Match Forum 0 01-25-2015 10:15 AM
chance of matching, please help lostinthoughts IMG Residency Match Forum 8 10-12-2014 07:55 PM
Matching in 2017 will be difficult? aspireusmle IMG Residency Match Forum 11 10-12-2014 07:45 PM
How's my chance of matching? adhoc IMG Residency Match Forum 3 06-26-2012 04:16 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)