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thanx guys, i really appreciate all of ur support.
JPRizal, its my 17th interview...i think i'll only schedule university interviews now...10-12 community and UAF programs are more than enough IMO...
dude...17 interviews!!!!!! OMG.....awesome ..........And for i guess more on its way....
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thanx guys, i really appreciate all of ur support.
JPRizal, its my 17th interview...i think i'll only schedule university interviews now...10-12 community and UAF programs are more than enough IMO...
its your call man. you smell very good to the PDs anyway.
at least the ones you don't sched for IVs will be given to our bros & sis here in the forums who still hasn't got any. you can keep the univ & UAF and give those comm program as a gift to others.
with me, i think i'll sched all as i am worried with ranking. if my PS did got there attention, with my below average scores & lonely CV, its another story when it comes to ranking me among others..
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its your call man. you smell very good to the PDs anyway.
at least the ones you don't sched for IVs will be given to our bros & sis here in the forums who still hasn't got any. you can keep the univ & UAF and give those comm program as a gift to others.
with me, i think i'll sched all as i am worried with ranking. if my PS did got there attention, with my below average scores & lonely CV, its another story when it comes to ranking me among others..
thanx bro, m sure ull get a good spot. Hard work is never wasted
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thanx bro, m sure ull get a good spot. Hard work is never wasted
Dude congrats. You indeed are the ideal candidate. You've impressed them to the point of no return.

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thanx bro, m sure ull get a good spot. Hard work is never wasted
Your words are as inspiring as you yourself are.Good on you.
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Congratulations man, I was wondering if you are replying to some of your invites informing them that you could not come.
I am talking about apologizing because you couldn't come,
not apologizing because you are cancelling your previous confirmation.

Or you just let them wait?
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Congratulations man, I was wondering if you are replying to some of your invites informing them that you could not come.
I am talking about apologizing because you couldn't come,
not apologizing because you are cancelling your previous confirmation.

Or you just let them wait?
i had to cancel 2 interviews because they were prematch programs, Easton Hospital PA and McLaren Flint MI.
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i had to cancel 2 interviews because they were prematch programs, Easton Hospital PA and McLaren Flint MI.
How about the other programs? Or you just let them wait?
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If there is a gap between Pre-med and medical school, does that count? And if after graduation I've been engaged in working to pay for rent, exams, etc ... is this valid? I'll have a 3 year gap for when I apply. Sucks that I graduated late 2010 (November).
Sorry for the late reply! If you're concerned about the gap then I'm sure you could put it in this area. An alternative would be to put it in your statement or mention it at interviews, as I'm sure they will ask, but if you want an explanation available to them, then I would suggest putting it in that area of the application that I had mentioned. Hope that helps.
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How about the other programs? Or you just let them wait?
i have scheduled interviews with all other programs. why would i let them wait? the longer you take to schedule a date, the more slots fill up and the possibility of not being able to schedule increases.
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i have scheduled interviews with all other programs. why would i let them wait? the longer you take to schedule a date, the more slots fill up and the possibility of not being able to schedule increases.
because you have said earlier that you are going first with the University programs and then the community/UAF..I was thinking you havent confirmed to any community/UAF yet since you are still waiting for more university programs.
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think i'll only schedule university interviews now...10-12 community and UAF programs are more than enough IMO...

so you did confirm to 15 programs that you will go to their interview? thanks a lot man.
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because you have said earlier that you are going first with the University programs and then the community/UAF..I was thinking you havent confirmed to any community/UAF yet since you are still waiting for more university programs.



so you did confirm to 15 programs that you will go to their interview? thanks a lot man.
i've confirmed all of them bro, but if in future, i get more uni calls, and i can't find additional dates...ill just cancel the small programs to make space for the uni programs
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i've confirmed all of them bro, but if in future, i get more uni calls, and i can't find additional dates...ill just cancel the small programs to make space for the uni programs
What if you receive another community program invite and it only offers a date that coincides with your university program. DO you need to send a sorry letter(rejection letter)? or you could just ignore them?

That is my last question I swear.
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What if you receive another community program invite and it only offers a date that coincides with your university program. DO you need to send a sorry letter(rejection letter)? or you could just ignore them?

That is my last question I swear.
You can ignore them, but its not a nice thing to do, as other candidates who are willing to work in that program but are placed on waiting list because of lower scores, will suffer. The best thing to do is to tell them u can't make it to the interview, so that someone else can get it on time.
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You can ignore them, but its not a nice thing to do, as other candidates who are willing to work in that program but are placed on waiting list because of lower scores, will suffer. The best thing to do is to tell them u can't make it to the interview, so that someone else can get it on time.
Thanks. I guess you have your own rejection letter hehe..like a..

"unfortunately, I am not able to attend your interview. Due to the extremely high number of interview invites this year, I am not able to accommodate all qualified programs."
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Thanks. I guess you have your own rejection letter hehe..like a..

"unfortunately, I am not able to attend your interview. Due to the extremely high number of interview invites this year, I am not able to accommodate all qualified programs."
hahaha yea it felt kind of funny when i was writing the interview cancellation emails to the PCs
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hey guys i was wondering , how do we confirm whether program is going for prematch or not?is it okay to ask program coordinators?
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got rejection from Lincoln IM program....wot man even not fit to their criteria....
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hey guys i was wondering , how do we confirm whether program is going for prematch or not?is it okay to ask program coordinators?
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no IVs yet even after doing step 3 i mean only rejections:
as i have posted my credentials:
step 1 : 214
step 2CK: 230
CS: passed first attempt:
ECFMG certified.
step 3: 206
USCE: doing observership since july 2012 at Saint Joseph,
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IMG need visa.
Seems only guys with 250 + are getting ivs.
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got rejection from Lincoln IM program....wot man even not fit to their criteria....
Same here...Rejections on Weekends too...
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Got a rejection from Lincoln Medical Center today!
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Got a rejection from Lincoln Medical Center today!
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no IVs yet even after doing step 3 i mean only rejections:
as i have posted my credentials:
step 1 : 214
step 2CK: 230
CS: passed first attempt:
ECFMG certified.
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USCE: doing observership since july 2012 at Saint Joseph,
YOG: Dec 2009.
IMG need visa.
Seems only guys with 250 + are getting ivs.
This Match has really been harsh..i mean low tier programmes like bronx are looking for 230+ candidates...and without GC and below average scores...its a task probably uphill...i really think IMGs with scores between 210 and 220 should think of giving IM and Peds without GC a miss and start looking for pschy...and a few years from now anything will be competetive....and i dont mean to derogate any of you guys with 240+ scores..you deserve ivs and get Matched
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no IVs yet even after doing step 3 i mean only rejections:
as i have posted my credentials:
step 1 : 214
step 2CK: 230
CS: passed first attempt:
ECFMG certified.
step 3: 206
USCE: doing observership since july 2012 at Saint Joseph,
YOG: Dec 2009.
IMG need visa.
Seems only guys with 250 + are getting ivs.


This Match has really been harsh..i mean low tier programmes like bronx are looking for 230+ candidates...and without GC and below average scores...its a task probably uphill...i really think IMGs with scores between 210 and 220 should think of giving IM and Peds without GC a miss and start looking for pschy...and a few years from now anything will be competetive....and i dont mean to derogate any of you guys with 240+ scores..you deserve ivs and get Matched
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This Match has really been harsh..i mean low tier programmes like bronx are looking for 230+ candidates...and without GC and below average scores...its a task probably uphill...i really think IMGs with scores between 210 and 220 should think of giving IM and Peds without GC a miss and start looking for pschy...and a few years from now anything will be competetive....and i dont mean to derogate any of you guys with 240+ scores..you deserve ivs and get Matched
this match does seem tougher than the last! but its not over yet.. so i guess all we can do is stay positive.
it is difficult to stay hopeful after receiving one rejection after another... but hey! nothing gained by being negative either!
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I don't think it's worse than previous years. I've checked threads on other sites for last year's match and there seemed to be little activity around this date. I really believe that most interviews are approaching as mid Oct early November seems to be the trend.
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Same here...Rejections on Weekends too...
Same here.3 Rejections in as many days.Licoln Bronx has invited 600 candidates and I could not make into such a large number of invites.

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I don't think it's worse than previous years. I've checked threads on other sites for last year's match and there seemed to be little activity around this date. I really believe that most interviews are approaching as mid Oct early November seems to be the trend.
I really hope that what you say is true.I feel encouraged reading such posts.Guys in this forum have been like extended family,giving support and thats what everyone requires in troubled times.Good on you guys.
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Everyone hang in there ,pray and stay positive .U all will get IVs and will get matched .hang in there for one more month ,there is still time .
Our wishes are with you all,we are praying for you .
we will face the same as you are facing exactly after an year .
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this match does seem tougher than the last! but its not over yet.. so i guess all we can do is stay positive.
it is difficult to stay hopeful after receiving one rejection after another... but hey! nothing gained by being negative either!
Yeah..when you spend thousands of $$ behind the whole process..one need to be optimistic..i am all decked up for you because your fate will all decide our future course of action.i wish all of you match and kick them in their ego
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hey tanuja thanks , I got an interview from marshfield clinic i checked their website . it does nt mention anything about match or prematch , so it it okay if I email pc and ask her
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no IVs yet even after doing step 3 i mean only rejections:
as i have posted my credentials:
step 1 : 214
step 2CK: 230
CS: passed first attempt:
ECFMG certified.
step 3: 206
USCE: doing observership since july 2012 at Saint Joseph,
YOG: Dec 2009.
IMG need visa.
Seems only guys with 250 + are getting ivs.
your credentials are fine..not bad..and its only october 14..one of my seniors who had 99 in both steps and 90 in step 3 and was a fresh graduate started receiving interviews in november..and not every one gets a 250 btw..your scores are decent..dont be disappointed already..
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Ok, I am not in this year's match. I have a question whose answer might seem obvious to everyone else here. lol!

I understand that there are 3 types of programs: university > university-affiliated community > community. But if given 5 university-affiliated hospitals, how do you guys know which of the programs are better among these 5 university-affiliated hospitals?

Of course, there's ABIM passing rates. But they seem to be pretty much the same in terms of ABIM passing rates. Is there any other measure of prestige/academic/practical reputation of a hospital?

Just wondering... Thanks!
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NO Interviews so far... ONLY rejections!

this is so demoralizing.

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wondering if it is gonna work out at all this year!
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NO Interviews so far... ONLY rejections!

this is so demoralizing.

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wondering if it is gonna work out at all this year!
Your good scores and Visa status are a big plus and your attempt in step1 is partially covered up by your good scores.............I think you have a chance.Stay positive as many of candidates receive IVs by mid November.Keep incresing your USCE....Once again stay positive
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I understand that there are 3 types of programs: university > university-affiliated community > community. But if given 5 university-affiliated hospitals, how do you guys know which of the programs are better among these 5 university-affiliated hospitals?

Of course, there's ABIM passing rates. But they seem to be pretty much the same in terms of ABIM passing rates. Is there any other measure of prestige/academic/practical reputation of a hospital?

Just wondering... Thanks!
There are a lot of ways to judge that. One way is to look at their graduates. Where are they doing fellowships and also how many in-house fellowships does that program have.
The affiliated university also matters. If its a big one like Harvard, usually those programs are pretty competitive.
Then there is also reputation. Some have had a long history of producing good doctors.
You can also look at the ranking of the hospital at US News rankings. The no. of beds a hospital has can also play its part.
There are other ways to look at it as well, and just the ABIM passing rates do not tell you the whole story. Many Univ programs don't have 100 percent passing rates, so you have to take it with a grain of salt.
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Ok, I am not in this year's match. I have a question whose answer might seem obvious to everyone else here. lol!

I understand that there are 3 types of programs: university > university-affiliated community > community. But if given 5 university-affiliated hospitals, how do you guys know which of the programs are better among these 5 university-affiliated hospitals?

Of course, there's ABIM passing rates. But they seem to be pretty much the same in terms of ABIM passing rates. Is there any other measure of prestige/academic/practical reputation of a hospital?

Just wondering... Thanks!
Sorry for the long post guys, but this is something I want to get off my chest. A lot of people are going crazy looking for places that have "university" in their names, but that isn't necessarily good.

This question can be a little difficult to answer. The categories of university program vs. univ-affiliated vs community does not mean one type of program is necessarily "better" than one of the others. You will find "university-affiliated" programs where the so called affiliation is only in name, or where students from the main university go there for rotations. But the affiliation can be a strong link, where residents go to the main campus for rotations for example, or there are research collaborations, or you have faculty at the program that belongs to the main university. However, you will see that quite a few community programs have some sort of affiliation, but they might not publicize it a lot. Some programs ARE affiliated to some big academic place but they might not have it plastered all over their websites. Also, FREIDA might list programs under different categories.

I will use an example: Jackson Memorial Hospital vs University of Miami Palm Beach Regional Campus internal medicine programs. FREIDA has JMH as community with university affiliation and the other one as a university program. First of all, this is FALSE! If anything, Jackson is a university program, or maybe a community with very strong links to UM. There is a lot of research going on there, lots of students from UM, lots of faculties, you do rotations at the University of Miami Hospital, Jackson is HUGE and has almost every fellowship for all specialties. The other program, the Palm Beach one, is tiny and is on a beach about 40-60minutes away, with little to no link to UM except for the name of the program.

As another example, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has programs that are generally respected and the hospital is high ranked, but FREIDA for some reason has them as univ-affiliated (I wonder what university?). On the same note, the Cleveland Clinic Florida program in Weston is listed as community (which it is, but from what I hear it is a decent program with some fellowships in house)

So my message is... don't judge programs on whether they have an affiliation. Judge them based on the strength of their residents, quality of teaching, research opportunities, fellowship matches in previous years, presence of faculty from larger centers, didactic sessions, etc.

Some community programs have excellent training and many have in-house fellowships. The thing is they aren't placed high on national rankings because they are shadowed by the academic programs, which are larger and receive lots of $$$ as research funding.

BTW, ABIM passing rates are highly variable. It is a measure of the quality of a program's teaching, but you will see that some high ranked programs have ABIM pass rates in the 80s and very small community programs in the middle of nowhere have 95+%. Does that mean anything? Probably not. Of course you still want to match at a program with high board pass rates.

So how are rankings usually done? A program's academic prestige will depend on many things. You will see that most people use the USNews rankings, which depend highly on NIH research funding. But a program's reputation will also depend on historical reasons. Notice that quite a few of the "high ranked programs" are in the northeast - programs in Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut... you know which of those I'm talking about. The northeast/New England region is probably where US medicine STARTED! I mean these programs are great but is the teaching really that different from what another program could provide? Probably not, but they do have more research opportunities/well-known faculty/etc.

So sometimes, the prestige/ranking/reputation depends on many things that are actually unrelated to the quality of the training that you'll get.

So how do you choose which program is more "prestigious"? Well, it depends a lot on your own hunch, but for university affiliated programs like you asked about, you will probably first have to find out what what exactly the affiliation is. You can find this sometimes on the program's websites, by asking around, or for example asking casually during the interview. You will also have to try and explore the quality of the teaching and the sorts of opportunities you'll have while training there.

Also, for all intents and purposes, ALL ACGME-accredited residency programs will allow you to become board certified. Obviously you want good training but even if it sucks, if you finish your residency you can pass the ABIM by yourself.

Again I apologize for the long rant, but it might answer your question and I hope it also helps guide other applicants who might have similar concerns.
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You can find this sometimes on the program's websites, by asking around, or for example asking casually during the interview. You will also have to try and explore the quality of the teaching and the sorts of opportunities you'll have while training there.
thank you that was helpful but most of the websites are not clear and for IMgs to know these details is tough . I dont expect the residents to leak out that the program is not that good ??? may be those going for this years match should start a thread with state wise list of community programs and then share their knowledge about how much they know about these community programs that will give the best view i guess

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NO Interviews so far... ONLY rejections!

this is so demoralizing.

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wondering if it is gonna work out at all this year!
Look...I know that it is hard to go through this process especially when you have a second attempt on the USMLE. But trust me, I know people who have gotten interviews despite having attempts at USMLE. But if you do not feel comfortable with where you are, just apply for a "back up" residency specialty [Family Medicine or Psychiatry].

Even people who have passed exams on their first attempts have been with zero or one interviews.

Just have faith and keep going. Things are going to be ok. Know that a lot of people are praying for you and keeping you in their prayers.

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rejection from university of south albama --now 11 rejections and 0 interviews
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rejection from university of south albama --now 11 rejections and 0 interviews
Well that's only 11 from the 120 programs you applied to. Many many more are left to reply. Don't despair.

Although I am curious still. What's the red flag in your application? Your scores are above average. Did you apply mostly to high tier programs?
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Thanks dear for your support its like that many people are getting ivs and me just sitting and thinking that mine scores are not that good so but i have faith in God that everything will happen according to His will and that will be best for all of us:
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Look...I know that it is hard to go through this process especially when you have a second attempt on the USMLE. But trust me, I know people who have gotten interviews despite having attempts at USMLE. But if you do not feel comfortable with where you are, just apply for a "back up" residency specialty [Family Medicine or Psychiatry].

Even people who have passed exams on their first attempts have been with zero or one interviews.

Just have faith and keep going. Things are going to be ok. Know that a lot of people are praying for you and keeping you in their prayers.

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I would disagree. PD's know of the above and you'll be wasting your money even more. Steer clear unless you have something on your CV that even remotely suggests your active interest in FM or Psych.
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Has any1 ever received an email "fellowship after residency" question from any program? Is it weird? How should I answer?

depends on the program , if it provides fellowship check its website and select one . No one will kill you if you change later . but if its a community program with no fellowships i guess you should say i would like practice as an hospitalist which will increase your chance for IV ( community programs dont like fellowship aspirants ) again no one will kill you if you do a fellowship later ...... AMGs famously call it " Change of Heart " ..........

PS : I am not going for the match so take my advice with a grain of salt .
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Silent inbox......is really IVs going to be offered this week....or it's already done!!:sorry:
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Hey guys,

I am an IMG, YOG 2009, 235,250,CS pass all 1st attempt. I applied to 135 programs , 2 IVs 2 rejections so far.

IVs:Jersey shore medical center, Atlantic health care overlook program
Rejs: UWV, Geisenger program

I have a couple of Qs, anybody here had an invitation from jersey shore?
as they had these requirements of pre med credits and clerkship rotations?

The other Q is that I got my CS results on Oct 10, should I send every program and tell them about my CS results or not? although I already resent my USMLE transcript.
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Silent inbox......is really IVs going to be offered this week....or it's already done!!:sorry:
i think there are still a lot of programs doing their selection this time. got 4-5 acknowledges last week saying similar things like "please be patient as this will take 2-4weeks due to the very large number of applicant pool, we will get back at you if you have been selected blah blah blah". on top of it, it still mid october so probably there's still more to come for everybody.
i know its hard, but for now just relax & keep praying or just have faith.
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I am planning my trip for IV at St. Elizabeth medical centre Ohio. Can anyone from Ohio or anyone who have been there guide me with any bus service from airport to the hospital or any nice affordable place to stay?? Appreciate your help.Thanks
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Hey guys,

I am an IMG, YOG 2009, 235,250,CS pass all 1st attempt. I applied to 135 programs , 2 IVs 2 rejections so far.

IVs:Jersey shore medical center, Atlantic health care overlook program
Rejs: UWV, Geisenger program

I have a couple of Qs, anybody here had an invitation from jersey shore?
as they had these requirements of pre med credits and clerkship rotations?

The other Q is that I got my CS results on Oct 10, should I send every program and tell them about my CS results or not? although I already resent my USMLE transcript.
those are BOTH great programs... overlook and jersey shore.
good localities. and good doctors too!
great going man!!
congrats on the interview.
also YES. send in ur CS scores. if u passed on the first attempt it will only boost ur application!


ps - what are ur step 1 /2 scores? are u ecfmg certified? usce?
please share.
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got interview today from Easton Hospital, PA.
what are the updates guys?
hey.. congrats on the interview..i got a call from them as well.. when is your interview?
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hey.. congrats on the interview..i got a call from them as well.. when is your interview?
prematch program...so cancelled it
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Star IV and rejection..

Interview Jamaica Hospital NY (prematch program)

Rejection Michigan State University....
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Lolz good job Shahzaib at least we got someone who takes our revenge from PDs by rejecting their program
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Lolz good job Shahzaib at least we got someone who takes our revenge from PDs by rejecting their program
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Interview Jamaica Hospital NY (prematch program)

Rejection Michigan State University....
"Due to high volume of very good invites this year, I'm sorry I cannot attend your said invitation for interview. Please do accept my heartfelt apology & best wishes on your success to finding a good applicant."
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"Due to high volume of very good invites this year, I'm sorry I cannot attend your said invitation for interview. Please do accept my heartfelt apology & best wishes on your success to finding a good applicant."
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Interview Jamaica Hospital NY (prematch program)

Rejection Michigan State University....
I think this thread definitely serves a purpose. To those programs rejecting YOU, I will definitely NOT apply come next year regardless of what my credentials turn out to be.

Don't stop posting experiences guys, this thread is indeed a lot of fun.
And it shall get funner days to come.
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Keep posting guys ! So we mortals know where to apply next year!
Also where is yatap? Come back!
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Also where is yatap? Come back!
dude must be on the plane, weighing down on his ass for 18hrs getting here.
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IV: Atlanti care Regional Hospital , NJ

Acknowledgement : St Elizabeth hospital

Thanks lord ...atlast heard from NJ program..:sorry:

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IV: Atlanti care Regional Hospital , NJ

Acknowledgement : St Elizabeth hospital

Thanks lord ...atlast heard from NJ program..:sorry:

Good luck fellas...
Hey, I saw the St. Elizabeth Ack, but I don't know, it looks more like a polite rejection, because they already started sending IVs.

What do you think?

Oh! And congratz for the NJ IV GL
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What do you think?
Yup.... Seems that.. I think they are in prematch ... I think they already full ...Not sure... I laughed and sent a thank you email for sending atleast acknowledgement to surprise them!!!!
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Yup.... Seems that.. I think they are in prematch ... I think they already full ...Not sure... I laughed and sent a thank you email for sending atleast acknowledgement to surprise them!!!!
Do they offer prematch?? How can we tell apart. I am so confused.
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How do you know which programs are offering prematch and which ones are going for match?? Is there any way of knowing that information about each program from where you get Invitation?
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Do they offer prematch?? How can we tell apart. I am so confused.
They are not offering pre-match. Ask the program coordinator if you still have a doubt. At least if he means St. Elizabeth's hospital in Youngstown Ohio, they DO participate in the NRMP
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I have been reading in different places that the Interviews Peak season started yesterday, is that right? I really need to get more interviews and my inbox has been silent.. please I need some input
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I have been reading in different places that the Interviews Peak season started yesterday, is that right? I really need to get more interviews and my inbox has been silent.. please I need some input
yeah. they're at their peak right now. in fact i received 5 rejections this day, proving they're going over the bulk of the apps at this time. so sit tight & pray.

received a rejection today from a good univ program (accepting 1-2imgs/year) where i'm aiming for IM & my amg cousin is current chief resident. said he told his PD but still i got rejected. scores still do matter as a fact.
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hey guys.
I'm kind of sad because I just got my step 1 score and its not that great.
Step 2 ck: 238 1st attempt
Step 1: 209 (taken after step 2) 1st attempt
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YOG: 2010
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LOR: 1 from peditrician and allergy doctor, 1 from IMPD back home, 1 from Peruvian gastroenterologist who is part of the faculty of the U. Of miami Miller school of medicine and one from IM doctor from US.
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I've been working in rural communities in Latin America for 6 months, then been sick for almost 4 months in the hospital and the last 8 months had to do retail to support myself. I'm a co-manager of a Victoria's Secret store in NY
I'm trying to get into internal medicine but I don't mind doing Pediatrics or FM. I just want to match. Any words of advice would be appreciated. I feel so sad and hopeless.
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hey guys.
I'm kind of sad because I just got my step 1 score and its not that great.
Step 2 ck: 238 1st attempt
Step 1: 209 (taken after step 2) 1st attempt
Step 2 cs: pass first attempt
YOG: 2010
USce: a month in an allergy clinic
LOR: 1 from peditrician and allergy doctor, 1 from IMPD back home, 1 from Peruvian gastroenterologist who is part of the faculty of the U. Of miami Miller school of medicine and one from IM doctor from US.
Research: 2 published articles back home. 3 oral presentations.
Green card holder.
I've been working in rural communities in Latin America for 6 months, then been sick for almost 4 months in the hospital and the last 8 months had to do retail to support myself. I'm a co-manager of a Victoria's Secret store in NY
I'm trying to get into internal medicine but I don't mind doing Pediatrics or FM. I just want to match. Any words of advice would be appreciated. I feel so sad and hopeless.

DID YOU APPLY ALREADY?...its hard to get interview with incomplete application. programs are still reviewing applications. If you have FM lors you have good chance for FM. For IM also good chance, your over all CV looks good..apply to community program University affiliated..u will have good chance...Only disadvantage is that you are applying late if you have not applied yet...and if you have applied , your application was incomplete and if the program has not rejected, you still have good chances get IV from them...Overall Good profile , good chances....have faith u will match...:sorry:
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You should definitely apply to
-Henry Ford, MI
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-Cook County, IL

They love Peruvians.

You should definitely talk about your rural experiences and your health issues in a very optimistic way in your PS.

JMH has a pool latin american applicants with very high scores this year so I wouldn't bet all my money on it.

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hi guyz..i am a silent reader of this forum for long and i m following this thread right from the day it started....
i m really worried...
my USMLE step 1 score is 246, step 2 CK score is 240, CS pass on first attemp..step 3 score is 211...3 months of USCE of working in a private clinic...year of graduation is 2010.
so far i have only 1 IV and 4 rejections.my inbox is completely silent.it looks to me that match is over for me...guyz with same credentials as mine have 5 to 6 interviews in hand...but its not working for me at all....is match over or still hopes are there to receive interviews in upcoming days ???
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Me so far have no ivs only rej bt still hoping that i will coz if i am getting rejections then it must be good for me n still we shall not loose hope received rejection from baylor college of med now.
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240/252/cs passed at first attempt/3 months usce. only 4 interviews and 3 rejections and 2 waitlisted. is this normal behavipr?
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I think that the major factor amonst imgs with 230+ is visa issues.
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hi guyz..i am a silent reader of this forum for long and i m following this thread right from the day it started....
i m really worried...
my USMLE step 1 score is 246, step 2 CK score is 240, CS pass on first attemp..step 3 score is 211...3 months of USCE of working in a private clinic...year of graduation is 2010.
so far i have only 1 IV and 4 rejections.my inbox is completely silent.it looks to me that match is over for me...guyz with same credentials as mine have 5 to 6 interviews in hand...but its not working for me at all....is match over or still hopes are there to receive interviews in upcoming days ???
Just curious. What specialtie(s) did you apply for? How many of each? What type of programs were they?

Along with your scores and clinical experience, these are very important drivers of the number of interviews you get.

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I think that the major factor amonst imgs with 230+ is visa issues.
Actually, LORs matter a lot for us too. Two of my friends with scores around 220s have good interviews in their hands. Their LOR authors are from Harvard, Northwestern, Case western, UNC, etc. And another friend of mine who has stellar scores(>250) but not such good letters has about the same IVs so far.
I have seen their CVs and edited their Personal Statements so I really do not think that there is any parameter other than this that separates them.

Also, I did ask a PD of a well-known IMG program about her opinion on the visa issue and she told me that the hospital doesn't care who joins as long as they don't have to bear any cost of the visa which is true in case of residents coming on a J1.

This is what I have deduced from my observations so far.
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Guys check your myeras inbox for invites. I guess myeras forwarding system is clogged right now.
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my inbox has been silent since past 2 days!! wondering if oct 15 was a hoax:S
maybe the peak already passed
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my inbox has been silent since past 2 days!! wondering if oct 15 was a hoax:S
maybe the peak already passed
There are a ton of people still waiting. Don't worry. Invitations are given out till mid-Jan.
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Just curious. What specialtie(s) did you apply for? How many of each? What type of programs were they?

Along with your scores and clinical experience, these are very important drivers of the number of interviews you get.

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i applied to IM and my programs are 95% comunity programs...may b my LORs r not that strong...but guyz with same credentials as mine are getting many Ivs....
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maybe the peak already passed
My inbox is busy...but with rejections........never in life have been so scared.
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i applied to IM and my programs are 95% comunity programs...may b my LORs r not that strong...but guyz with same credentials as mine are getting many Ivs....
but how many IM programs did you apply for? Numbers really matter.

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hey guys.
I'm kind of sad because I just got my step 1 score and its not that great.
Step 2 ck: 238 1st attempt
Step 1: 209 (taken after step 2) 1st attempt
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LOR: 1 from peditrician and allergy doctor, 1 from IMPD back home, 1 from Peruvian gastroenterologist who is part of the faculty of the U. Of miami Miller school of medicine and one from IM doctor from US.
Research: 2 published articles back home. 3 oral presentations.
Green card holder.
I've been working in rural communities in Latin America for 6 months, then been sick for almost 4 months in the hospital and the last 8 months had to do retail to support myself. I'm a co-manager of a Victoria's Secret store in NY
I'm trying to get into internal medicine but I don't mind doing Pediatrics or FM. I just want to match. Any words of advice would be appreciated. I feel so sad and hopeless.
hi misslukita, i wanna comment on you as we have very similar profiles, with yours even better. am 208/215, 3mos usce, GC, yog 2009, home country PGI, cv very clean (literally, excpt for the usce, no research etc). i submitted a week after sept15 & ryt now i have quite a couple of invites. when did you submit yours? if its nowhere farther than mine, then i guess you would receive more invites soon. also i hope you wrote all those stuff you mentioned in your PS, even just reading at your post i could picture you as a very hardworking & passionate MD. am sure PDs will never fail to recognize that. those things are also what i wrote on my PS, they will see your passion behind the words if you mentioned those & had constructed it in a good way.
so don't feel depressed, just pray & have faith. hope this helps..
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but how many IM programs did you apply for? Numbers really matter.

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104 programs...
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104 programs...
Seems like you should have got more interviews, your scores are good. Perhaps it was the LOR's. But there is still time to get some invitations.

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I think that the major factor amonst imgs with 230+ is visa issues.
And year of graduation!
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And year of graduation!
Thats a huge factor..........and i am a living witness to it.
Visa issue is more generalized but if yog is very old it compounds the problem.Not everyone has finances to be in US for doing prolonged USCE....sigh

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hey guys i am going to apply now ...do u think its very late n waste of money ...any opinions r welcome ..thanks n advance
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hey guys i am going to apply now ...do u think its very late n waste of money ...any opinions r welcome ..thanks n advance
IF all your documents are in the ERAS post office already, go for it.
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dear friends, pls, i applied to about 80 IM programs using the web site matcharesident.com , now, i just got my CS result and thank god i passed, so i applied to another 26 programs,

still there is some prgrams that require ECFMG certification at the time of application, can i apply to those programs now, or, i have to wait till i get the certificate in my hands???!!!!!!!
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dear friends, pls, i applied to about 80 IM programs using the web site matcharesident.com , now, i just got my CS result and thank god i passed, so i applied to another 26 programs,

still there is some prgrams that require ECFMG certification at the time of application, can i apply to those programs now, or, i have to wait till i get the certificate in my hands???!!!!!!!
If it says in your Oasis account that your certificate has been issued, you can apply.
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If it says in your Oasis account that your certificate has been issued, you can apply.
It says " You have met all of the requirements for ECFMG certification.

Your Standard ECFMG Certificate will be sent to you within two weeks of 17 Oct 2012.
Check your postal mailing address immediately to ensure it is correct. Go to the Applicant Contact Information tab on the menu.
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It says " You have met all of the requirements for ECFMG certification.

Your Standard ECFMG Certificate will be sent to you within two weeks of 17 Oct 2012.
Check your postal mailing address immediately to ensure it is correct. Go to the Applicant Contact Information tab on the menu.
You are certified. Apply asap.
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It says " You have met all of the requirements for ECFMG certification.

Your Standard ECFMG Certificate will be sent to you within two weeks of 17 Oct 2012.
Check your postal mailing address immediately to ensure it is correct. Go to the Applicant Contact Information tab on the menu.
Yes you can apply then
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Another rejection.........even this late in the evening.I am welcomed by a rejection in morning and rejection see's me off before retiring
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