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Are there any IMG s who matched into dermatology? Is it realistic to try to match with Step 1 229?
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Are there any IMG s who matched into dermatology? Is it realistic to try to match with Step 1 229?
Sadly not very realistic unless you have connections. AMGs who have scores above 255 fight for derm spots, so for IMGs is hell of a lot harder.
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Yes, there are. The second part of your question makes it's almost impossible.
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Yes, there are. The second part of your question makes it's almost impossible.
Just from a couple of your posts, you seem to know people who matched into every speciality
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Just from a couple of your posts, you seem to know people who matched into every speciality
Yes. I have been here for a while but never tried to sign up. Just for your reference, in each specialty in every year, there are IMGs.
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Yes. I have been here for a while but never tried to sign up. Just for your reference, in each specialty in every year, there are IMGs.
Not saying that there aren't but suggesting as in your other post that 'many' IMGs match into competitive specialities like radiology and that its only slightly harder than IM isn't exactly getting the facts right. Again look at the 2015 main residency match data just to have an idea how tough these specialities are to get into for IMGs.
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Not saying that there aren't but suggesting as in your other post that 'many' IMGs match into competitive specialities like radiology and that its only slightly harder than IM isn't exactly getting the facts right. Again look at the 2015 main residency match data just to have an idea how tough these specialities are to get into for IMGs.
Dude you just want to discuss and debate on things you don't know about. Last year was one of the easiest years of Radiology for IMGs...Just look on how many IMGs applied and matched to radiology pgy2 last year...it was easier than medicine last year. Do your homework than trying to debate facts with clueless comments.
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Dude you just want to discuss and debate on things you don't know about. Last year was one of the easiest years of Radiology for IMGs...Just look on how many IMGs applied and matched to radiology pgy2 last year...it was easier than medicine last year. Do your homework than trying to debate facts with clueless comments.
Seriously my friend, I think its you who need to look at the facts again. Again just 162 IMGs match to 999 pgy-2 positions last year (16%!) in radiology diagnostic. Something you dont seem to understand is that you cannot directly match to a pgy-2 radiology position without doing an intern year as prelim or transitional.
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speaking of debates and clueless comments, here are couple of snapshots from nrmp 2015 match data. I have no idea where you are getting your numbers or facts from.
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