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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.
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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.
wow..this is awesome dude...congrats a million
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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.
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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.
Congrats buddy.......heading towards Ivy league
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thanks for d luv guys.
but am probably not expecting too much from them, this program & those other prestigious ones have the creamiest of the crop. i can't even fathom till now why me. & if asked, i'd happily point to any of those forum members on top of GeekMD's list.
but still, i think i'll give it a one big huff & puff before i concede.
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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.
Nice, congratulations! I myself got an invite from JHU/Sinai today, but it is NO COMPARISON to the true JHU program or even the JHU/Bayview program. Did you get invited to the main JHH program or one of the affiliated programs (Bayview or Sinai)?
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Nice, congratulations! I myself got an invite from JHU/Sinai today, but it is NO COMPARISON to the true JHU program or even the JHU/Bayview program. Did you get invited to the main JHH program or one of the affiliated programs (Bayview or Sinai)?
that's the one.
have you read their site, actually the faculties & mentors are the same & all the same curriculum. its the community branch of JHU. its basically a JHU for imgs. as the main JHU & the other one is for their own products & amgs mostly.
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Hi folks,

I was wondering if First step failed but good scores on 2nd attempt, does it matter?

Do many programs have a cutoff for not first attempt scores?

And Im a green card holder.
I'm asking in advance (participating in next year match hopefully).
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thanks for d luv guys.
but am probably not expecting too much from them, this program & those other prestigious ones have the creamiest of the crop. i can't even fathom till now why me. & if asked, i'd happily point to any of those forum members on top of GeekMD's list.
but still, i think i'll give it a one big huff & puff before i concede.


Congrats!! This is amazing! You have quite a few invites, and this one beats them all i think!! I just have a question, since i'll be applying next year i want to know, do you think its your PS or LOR's the reason your gettting a handful of interviews?
I know people with similar credentials and not so many interviews? Do you have like a crazy life experience that stands out or something? lol just wondering... or maybe good LOR's. Man its hard to get good LOR's when you dont know many people huh..
Or is it just luck?

Well i hope your interview at JHU goes great!!! Good luck with the match!!
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that's the one.
have you read their site, actually the faculties & mentors are the same & all the same curriculum. its the community branch of JHU. its basically a JHU for imgs. as the main JHU & the other one is for their own products & amgs mostly.
congrats too man.
I was just wondering because you said Johns Hopkins Hospital, and JHU/Sinai is not JHH. Very different. Actually many attendings that residents work with are not Hopkins faculty (the program staff do have faculty positions at JHU of course). There aren't that many research opportunities, it is a much smaller community hospital and they don't have in house fellowships. See my earlier post about university affiliations. Also SDN has a lot of information from insiders at all three programs and the comparisons come up often.

I'm still happy to have heard from them (any interview is a good interview) and I'm sure the training is good but truly, the JHU affiliation is not all that useful and we shouldn't fool ourselves. Program choice depends on one's own long term goals anyway. Good luck (to both of us)!
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Congrats!! This is amazing! You have quite a few invites, and this one beats them all i think!! I just have a question, since i'll be applying next year i want to know, do you think its your PS or LOR's the reason your gettting a handful of interviews?
I know people with similar credentials and not so many interviews? Do you have like a crazy life experience that stands out or something? lol just wondering... or maybe good LOR's. Man its hard to get good LOR's when you dont know many people huh..
Or is it just luck?

Well i hope your interview at JHU goes great!!! Good luck with the match!!
i don't think it's my LORs as they are just the usual saying i am these & that kind of student & i think its the same as what everybody have. most probably my GC & PS. also i advice do have a good photo, i know its way below the most impt stuff but it's already twice that a faculty of diff programs said "just relax, we invited you bcoz of your profile plus your photo shows this vibrant, good spirited, enthusiastic, very professional person". coz i was smiling all the way up to my ears. otherwise can't think of anything else. or maybe am just lucky. luck also plays a factor.
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I was just wondering because you said Johns Hopkins Hospital, and JHU/Sinai is not JHH. Very different. Actually many attendings that residents work with are not Hopkins faculty (the program staff do have faculty positions at JHU of course). There aren't that many research opportunities, it is a much smaller community hospital and they don't have in house fellowships. See my earlier post about university affiliations. Also SDN has a lot of information from insiders at all three programs and the comparisons come up often.

I'm still happy to have heard from them (any interview is a good interview) and I'm sure the training is good but truly, the JHU affiliation is not all that useful and we shouldn't fool ourselves. Program choice depends on one's own long term goals anyway. Good luck (to both of us)!
oh i see. well that brings calm & i'd be able to face the interview w/o intimidation.
coz when i read their site i thought they were really with JHU, as it proudly says, we are one of the three post grad training programs under JHU & positions of the faculty (under their names) are also preceptors at JHU.
but anyway, if there's rotation on the other JHU facilities then i guess its still that good & competitive. or else JHU won't allow them putting up their name beside them.
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Guys, no offense but stop using this thread to ask questions like "when should i take my step2" and "what impact will multiple attempts have on my application"...this is a thread for the applicants who are applying for the 2013 residency in IM..read the thread title before u decide to post your ques here just because its a busy thread...u wanna ask a question, make your own thread...by posting your ques here, you create a temporary distortion and the thread kind of deviates from its purpose...i have unsubscribed from this thread because of these non-related posts so just post ur credentials and the IVs/Rejects that u r getting. Thanks.
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I hope some1 can help me with an issue :S
prior to taking steps, I was aiming for GS
but after step1 score n some family issues i switched to IM.
now i hve IM iv in a few days
I am sweating thinking abt how wll i explain my xternships and electives in surgery? :O
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I hope some1 can help me with an issue :S
prior to taking steps, I was aiming for GS
but after step1 score n some family issues i switched to IM.
now i hve IM iv in a few days
I am sweating thinking abt how wll i explain my xternships and electives in surgery? :O
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do u have any IM experience as well? or only surgery experience and LORs?
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I hope some1 can help me with an issue :S
prior to taking steps, I was aiming for GS
but after step1 score n some family issues i switched to IM.
now i hve IM iv in a few days
I am sweating thinking abt how wll i explain my xternships and electives in surgery? :O
Any input is appreciated
not a big deal , just say that " you got a little late in applying for elective due to all formalities from med school and so the university ( in which you did your elective ) had it medicine electives slot filled but the elective coordinator was sweet she said i can give you an surgery elective as we have space there , after all about getting familiar to the USA medical system and its about learning how US docs work , so I accepted it as i was running short of electives and thought it would teach me something in the end which is the point of all electives and it turned out to be a great learning experience . I wish i could arrange a few in medicine but unfortunately could not do it ."

dont think the PD will say much after this , PDs cannot disrespect any other field and their experience as useless even if they feel so ........

would have prepared a better ans if you would have specified how many months of electives you have done ( along with university or private clinic ) and how many lors you have ?? ..........
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How many months of USCE do you have? Any research exp?
my creds are on the 1st page of this thread, m tired of sharing them again n again, sorry
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How about u start telling those "xtra" IVs that u r declining that "Oh, I know a gr8 doc" and pitch in my name

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How about u start telling those "xtra" IVs that u r declining that "Oh, I know a gr8 doc" and pitch in my name
hahaha 4 so far, Easton Hospital PA, McLaren Flint MI, Coney Island Hosp and Jamaica Hosp...have declined the 1st two already...will send emails to the other two soon...it was a slow week for me, so didn't feel like doing much
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n u shud be grateful ppl are asking ur creds
no one asks mine
and are you sure abt coney island prematch thing?
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hahaha 4 so far, Easton Hospital PA, McLaren Flint MI, Coney Island Hosp and Jamaica Hosp...have declined the 1st two already...will send emails to the other two soon...it was a slow week for me, so didn't feel like doing much
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n u shud be grateful ppl are asking ur creds
no one asks mine
and are you sure abt coney island prematch thing?
yes, i emailed her and confirmed it. She said that they have withdrawn themselves from NRMP...they only registered there to fool the candidates...
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4 LOR's: 2 from U.S. doctors, 2 from home country ( one from the department chair of medicine from my school)

Besides having low scores I also applied late (October 10th and then added a few more hospitals on October 13th). So far 12 rejections!!! and 3 acknowledgement letters.... feeling so depressed right now, I can't even study for step 3. I applied to internal medicine.
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Many congrats on your achievement!! Wish you get what you are looking for!
tnx. but its not the ivy league JHU as queque2 said. its just an extension of it. same here, hope you get yours too.
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tnx. but its not the ivy league JHU as queque2 said. its just an extension of it. same here, hope you get yours too.

dont let the pride die ..... its a JHU affiliated place no matter what its an achievement , hold your head high .......

when your in middle of your residency , may be you will be able to brag how JHU attendings feel how smart you guys are compared to real JHU residents ...........
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Hi guys .

I' ve received a call from a program and they sent me an IV that is the good part of the story but they also warned me and said that when they search me according to my country' s name they couldn' t find my name among the other applicants from my country so this can be an filter for applicants and they said you can have some trouble to get IV from other programs.

Because my location seems as my medical schools city's name not my country' s name.

This is a bit complex issue but do you think the programs are using the country names as a filter ?

I wonder that you guys have ever heard any thing like this and if so do you have any suggestion for me ?

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Note : I wanted to share this problem because it can be a common trouble for people who are still waiting and couldn' t get any IVs .

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Hi guys .

I' ve received a call from a program and they sent me an IV that is the good part of the story but they also warned me and said that when they search me according to my country' s name they couldn' t find my name among the other applicants from my country so this can be an filter for applicants and they said you can have some trouble to get IV from other programs.

Because my location seems as my medical schools city's name not my country' s name.

This is a bit complex issue but do you think the programs are using the country names as a filter ?

I wonder that you guys have ever heard any thing like this and if so do you have any suggestion for me ?

Thanks

Note : I wanted to share this problem because it can be a common trouble for people who are still waiting and couldn' t get any IVs .
no. i don't think they filter by country. that's discrimination. they probably did a background check on you (SOP for all foreign applicants anyway) & what got their attention was bcoz of the discrepancy between you & the country you declared. if you say your from a particular country, when they search, your name should be present/pop up in some registry of some kind from your gov't website or school.
i too would normally wonder if i couldn't find any trace of you from that country if i were the one doing the check. there has to be.
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no. i don't think they filter by country. that's discrimination. they probably did a background check on you (SOP for all foreign applicants anyway) & what got their attention was bcoz of the discrepancy between you & the country you declared. if you say your from a particular country, when they search, your name should be present/pop up in some registry of some kind from your gov't website or school.
i too would normally wonder if i couldn't find any trace of you from that country if i were the one doing the check. there has to be.
Thanks for your reply, but i didn't mean a discriminative filter,actually i mean , for example ,during their first evaluation do you think they re grouping applicants according to their countries ?

Like Country Grouping and then inner group evaluation. ??

I m still confused because i couldn' t understand that aren' t they seeing all the application through ERAS system and they have to evaluate all the applicant at least once , Right ??
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Thanks for your reply, but i didn't mean a discriminative filter,actually i mean , for example ,during their first evaluation do you think they re grouping applicants according to their countries ?

Like Country Grouping and then inner group evaluation. ??

I m still confused because i couldn' t understand that aren' t they seeing all the application through ERAS system and they have to evaluate all the applicant at least once , Right ??
not that i know of, they don't group the apps into countries. what i know is they first separate AMG from IMG. go over AMG first. afterwards, go to IMG pile which they separate to caribb IMg & other IMG. go over the caribb ones & afterwards, the other img pile. that's when they apply all the criterias (visa,scores,USCE,etc). hence, AMG receive invites followed by caribbs & a few other imgs.
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hi.....i guess sharing... makes this process less scary.... i dont know...
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great! congrats....what are your credentials?
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hey guys, i know this would sound crazy (even myself can barely comprehend why me) as there's a lot of better scoring and vibrant Cv applicants as mine, but this day i got an invite from John Hopkins Hospital.

great .congrats..i got a rejection from them how many invites you have so far?
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I have been a quiet memeber of this site and have been following this thread from day 1. Congrats to those who have already received IVs. However i only got 4 invites so far and i am really freaking out. My credentials are: setp1 235/ step2 236 CS Pass ( all with first attempt ) YOG 2005 I have 6 months of USCE.Dont require visa. My inbox is quiet for past two weeks except two rejections from Geisinger and Dartmouth( i know most ppl got rejections from those two). Other than that, there is no activity. Am i being waitlisted? Should i start contacting PCs thru email? I thought IVs will start coming after the 15th Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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I have been a quiet memeber of this site and have been following this thread from day 1. Congrats to those who have already received IVs. However i only got 4 invites so far and i am really freaking out. My credentials are: setp1 235/ step2 236 CS Pass ( all with first attempt ) YOG 2005 I have 6 months of USCE.Dont require visa. My inbox is quiet for past two weeks except two rejections from Geisinger and Dartmouth( i know most ppl got rejections from those two). Other than that, there is no activity. Am i being waitlisted? Should i start contacting PCs thru email? I thought IVs will start coming after the 15th Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Despite your YOG, you've got good scores. I think 4 IV's are not really that bad and I think your scores and visa status is what has gotten you 4 invites. I suggest that you practice and ace those IVs really really well. You have to sell yourself better than no one can.

That said, the season isn't over. You're not a super-old graduate and you've got good scores. I think you'll get plenty more invites for IVs.
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I have been a quiet memeber of this site and have been following this thread from day 1. Congrats to those who have already received IVs. However i only got 4 invites so far and i am really freaking out. My credentials are: setp1 235/ step2 236 CS Pass ( all with first attempt ) YOG 2005 I have 6 months of USCE.Dont require visa. My inbox is quiet for past two weeks except two rejections from Geisinger and Dartmouth( i know most ppl got rejections from those two). Other than that, there is no activity. Am i being waitlisted? Should i start contacting PCs thru email? I thought IVs will start coming after the 15th Any input will be greatly appreciated.
Hi, you look like you have good credentials. How many programs did you apply for and how did you divide them up. Was it 1/3 uni, 1/3 community, 1/3 comm. with uni. affiliations? I'm presuming you just applied to IM.
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Hi, you look like you have good credentials. How many programs did you apply for and how did you divide them up. Was it 1/3 uni, 1/3 community, 1/3 comm. with uni. affiliations? I'm presuming you just applied to IM.
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Applied to 145 IM programs; only 41 Uni/uni affiliated programs.
Seems like you did everything right. May be your year of grad. was the issue. If so, you might have been better served skipping the Uni. programs altogether. Still the season is not over yet. However, it's hard to believe that someone like you will not get a Residency somewhere, at some stage.

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this is so true. my amg cousin applied to 15 univ programs, got 14 invites, did 6 interviews and cancelled the remaining eight coz she got tired & exhausted from doing it.

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@shahzaib123456 and others:
I wonder what excuse you are telling the PC in the interview cancel letter?

unlike neoeinstein's interview invite response, I previously accepted their invite and now I wanted to cancel it.
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I wonder what excuse you are telling the PC in the interview cancel letter?

unlike neoeinstein's interview invite response, I previously accepted their invite and now I wanted to cancel it.
tol, say something like this: Dear PC, i appreciate the invitation you sent from the program. i am so glad receiving it but due to financial constraints, i am regretfully cancelling some of the invitations i received including yours. I hope you would find someone in place of me who wud also fit your criteria. i apologize for this inconvenience. blah blah blah...
am planning to send too coz its getting really expensive & they don't have other available dates & tend to overlap..
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Hey guys! I have this question, I have seen in other forums and here people getting rejections from various places that I also applied to but I havent gotten anything from those programs no rejections or Interviews, I am serious thinking that I have some problems with myEras. Can someone tell me what do you guys think. I am applying for IM
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Thank you!

My credentials: Graduated in May 2012, Step 1 - 248, Step 2 - 261, CS- Cleared in 1st attempt, Step 3-Not yet taken, Need visa, 3 months electives at ivy-league universities in IM (3 US letters + 1 home-country letter), no US-based research but multiple home-country research projects with publications/conference presentations etc.
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wonderful! I am sure you will be getting more invites over the season. How many calls you had so far?
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wonderful! I am sure you will be getting more invites over the season. How many calls you had so far?
thanks! wish you the same.

I have 14 so far.
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thanks! wish you the same.

I have 14 so far.

So are done with any of the interviews yet? Mine is coming up this thursday so I am a litle nervous about the clinical questions?
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So are done with any of the interviews yet? Mine is coming up this thursday so I am a litle nervous about the clinical questions?
nope. I just arrived in US a couple of days back. My 1st one is on Tuesday. Im also kind of nervous!
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Hey guys! I have this question, I have seen in other forums and here people getting rejections from various places that I also applied to but I havent gotten anything from those programs no rejections or Interviews, I am serious thinking that I have some problems with myEras. Can someone tell me what do you guys think. I am applying for IM
What are your credentials and in how many programs did you apply?Not all programs send confirmations/rejections.
Also check if you completed the application,many IMGs missed on few things??
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Now am beginning to have date collisions...
Awesome sounds a small word for you now...shall have to see dictionary to find the right word.Anyways congrats buddy.
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nope. I just arrived in US a couple of days back. My 1st one is on Tuesday. Im also kind of nervous!
I wish you all the best. I am sure you'll do great. Please dont forget to share your clinical-type questions.. I just want to have an idea.
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hi guys
i want to ask about my chance for matching this year 2013 in internal medicine programs.
my step 1 score 243, step 2 score 240 cs exam from the second attempt
fresh graduate( year of graduation 2010)

us clinical experience 2 months , first one was in cardiology medicine, 2 loR below average , second month in pediatric , no loR
+ research experience in my country , not published
IMG asking for visa
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please share with me my chance for match ,,, thanks:rol leyes::rol leyes::rol leyes:

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What's your visa status, supermario? And when did you apply? Have you received any interview invites?

If your visa status is: GC or US citizen, your chances of getting matched are much more higher.

Edit: Nevermind, just saw your visa status. Well you do have good scores and even though you have an attempt, it's on the less important exam.

I hope you applied mostly to community programs with some uni-affiliated and few university based. And if the reason for the 1st attempt was due to English skills, start practicing your English very well for upcoming IVs. Had it been in prior years your chances of getting matched would be very very high. This year it 'seems' like things are getting harder and harder. I still think you have good chances of matching. Your scores are way above average and that CS is the most subjective test there is.
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thanks tootsia

i am IMG ,,, asking for j1 visa
i applied for 120 programs most of them community based ,,,i didn't receive any invitation yet ,, 10 rejections so far 8 out of 10 from university programs
i am really sad and depressed :indifferen t::indiffer ent::indiff erent::indi fferent:

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Well don't be depressed, many people with your same credentials haven't received IVs. And last year at this same time in another forum, someone with your same scores (a few points higher- without any attempts) had not received an IV 1 month after applying and ended up the season with 6 interviews. Consider also that application season began 15 days later than usual. Still much more to come. You may not get 15 IVs (you won't get 15 IVs) but you'll get some and if you ace those, you could be ranked.

I just read someone's experience in another forum who received 4 IVs and got matched at his #1 choice. Don't despair.
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hey every one....this is a fantastic forum.....really appreciate the efforts and guidance here...
ok I m IMG with:
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applied with step 1 and CS scores on 15th sep in 60 programs,then applied in 50 programs on 15 oct wen CK result was out...so far, 4 rejection and one acknowledgement....my question is do i stand a chance this year? i m loosing hope that i won't even get a single interview
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i want to ask about my chance for matching this year 2013 in internal medicine programs.
my step 1 score 243, step 2 score 240 cs exam from the second attempt
fresh graduate( year of graduation 2010)

us clinical experience 2 months , first one was in cardiology medicine, 2 loR below average , second month in pediatric , no loR
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IMG asking for visa
not applying step 3 this year

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please share with me my chance for match ,,, thanks:rol leyes::rol leyes::rol leyes:
You have really good scores. CS attempt is pretty common these days but you need something in your CV that helps you cover it up to be competitive. I know two people who have interviews with failed CS, one has stellar scores(>260) and the other one has contacts.

You should try to improve your profile by passing step 3 with a good score. Since it is late to do something about your USCE, you should contact people you know who are doing residency to help you out. It is still early in season so you will see some interviews your way. Keep working & do not lose hope.

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Iv from University of Alabama, Montgomery Program


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Acknowledgment from Texas tech HSC program
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Acknowledgment from Texas tech HSC program

nice one, another univ program.

one of the ivy leagues. at least you gave it a try.
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Staten Island Uni Program..

Guys, its a prematch program...u think i should take the prematch if it offers me? to save the time and money?
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Guys, its a prematch program...u think i should take the prematch if it offers me? to save the time and money?
Don't make time your issue now. Money OK, but not time after doing so much to get to this point. Man you are a great candidate, I know you can do well in the match.
And if bayview rejected you, then its not taking any IMGs for sure! Their loss.
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Guys, its a prematch program...u think i should take the prematch if it offers me? to save the time and money?
if the program is good (comfy community, nice schedule, outgoing co-residents & mentors), TAKE IT.. in reality, all programs are actually the same & differ only in the facilities (new or old), area (urban or rural) & attitude of faculty (strict or outgoing), as all programs must meet the requirements of ACGME to be certified, so basically all have similar curriculum (otherwise wont get certified). they differ also in the extra mile & perks the program has for its residents (free ipod, free parking, housing, etc). this advice came from an AMG (accepted a prematch, currently chief) who was taking care of us from my previous IV.

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Don't make time your issue now. Money OK, but not time after doing so much to get to this point. Man you are a great candidate, I know you can do well in the match.
And if bayview rejected you, then its not taking any IMGs for sure! Their loss.
so u recommend rejecting the prematch if it offers me, and going for the match??
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if the program is good (comfy community, nice schedule, outgoing co-residents & mentors), TAKE IT.. in reality, all programs are actually the same & differ only in the facilities (new or old), area (urban or rural) & attitude of faculty (strict or outgoing), as all programs must meet the requirements of ACGME to be certified, so basically all have similar curriculum (otherwise wont get certified). they differ also in the extra mile & perks the program has for its residents (free ipod, free parking, housing, etc). this advice came from an AMG (accepted a prematch, currently chief) who was taking care of us from my previous IV.

hope this helps man. or does it make you confused.
Thanx JPRizal, i appreciate ur opinion. Yea i think its a better idea to personally take a tour of the program to get a better idea about it. I have no idea about it yet. But i guess i will, after the interview day.
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so u recommend rejecting the prematch if it offers me, and going for the match??
Haha, how can I recommend you anything when I am also in the same boat. A good person to take a recommendation would be someone who has gone through all of this. I was just saying that don't take a prematch because its easier. Do think over it and ask as many people as you can. Plus I think they won't be asking you to sign it right there in front of them . You can have some time, and in that time you might do more IVs.
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Hey guys if you had to choose to go to one or two IV in NYC between:
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Ok i just saw this track...Here is my CV basically....
First time applicant
YOG NOV 2011
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3 LORS from IM from family practice doctors in Virginia
Worked as medical assistant for 4 months for Virginia Spine Institute.
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Any thoughts on my chances to match in IM or FM....I applied last week of sept and i am starting to get scared. I've recieved 8 rejection and 4 acknowledgments....I didnt think it would get harder than steps..

p.s if anyone knows the question to this..plz reply.....they recently changed scoring on board exams..when i took step 2 my 229 was a 98%.....my friends are getting 255 or more now but only amounts to 85 or 86%.... since hospitals have a score cut off do you think my chances are low because it was before the scoring changed..... :/
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To my knowledge hospitals only get your 3 digit scores, the new 2 digit score is not revealed.
The only score comparable through time now is the 3 digit one. And cut offs will probably be around what they used to be translated into 3 digit scores.
Neverthless, I think it gets tougher for IMGs every year. Though your citizenship may help you.

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Ok i just saw this track...Here is my CV basically....
First time applicant
YOG NOV 2011
Step 1 200
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CS passed.....all Board exams first attempt
3 LORS from IM from family practice doctors in Virginia
Worked as medical assistant for 4 months for Virginia Spine Institute.
US Citizen Living in VA


Any thoughts on my chances to match in IM or FM....I applied last week of sept and i am starting to get scared. I've recieved 8 rejection and 4 acknowledgments....I didnt think it would get harder than steps..

p.s if anyone knows the question to this..plz reply.....they recently changed scoring on board exams..when i took step 2 my 229 was a 98%.....my friends are getting 255 or more now but only amounts to 85 or 86%.... since hospitals have a score cut off do you think my chances are low because it was before the scoring changed..... :/
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Ok i just saw this track...Here is my CV basically....
First time applicant
YOG NOV 2011
Step 1 200
step 2 228
CS passed.....all Board exams first attempt
3 LORS from IM from family practice doctors in Virginia
Worked as medical assistant for 4 months for Virginia Spine Institute.
US Citizen Living in VA


Any thoughts on my chances to match in IM or FM....I applied last week of sept and i am starting to get scared. I've recieved 8 rejection and 4 acknowledgments....I didnt think it would get harder than steps..

p.s if anyone knows the question to this..plz reply.....they recently changed scoring on board exams..when i took step 2 my 229 was a 98%.....my friends are getting 255 or more now but only amounts to 85 or 86%.... since hospitals have a score cut off do you think my chances are low because it was before the scoring changed..... :/
that's odd, we have almost similar stats (208/215, 2009, GC, 3US lors, applied last week sept) only yours is better than mine. you should be getting invites this time around.
how many dd you applied? did you applied blindly to those or checked every one of them regarding their criterias?
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that's odd, we have almost similar stats (208/215, 2009, GC, 3US lors, applied last week sept) only yours is better than mine. you should be getting invites this time around.
how many dd you applied? did you applied blindly to those or checked every one of them regarding their criterias?
i looked through all the application to see if i would meet criteria and i only applied to those....I have applied to 90 IM 55 Fm and about 25 surgery prelim positions. I heard IM residency IV are suppose to go out in NOV...I hope it true because next step for me is step 3 and i really wanna stay away from that considering a mediocre score hurts you more than it helps you.........
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Got the GWU RJ too, just got RJ from UNC Chapel Hill

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3rd Interview: Florida Hospital Program
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i looked through all the application to see if i would meet criteria and i only applied to those....I have applied to 90 IM 55 Fm and about 25 surgery prelim positions. I heard IM residency IV are suppose to go out in NOV...I hope it true because next step for me is step 3 and i really wanna stay away from that considering a mediocre score hurts you more than it helps you.........
i see. did you applied complete? did you applied to programs with IMGs (not caribb imgs)?
you have a good index of matching but can't find any discrepancy/red flags that wud get you filtered. so i'm really quite puzzled why you haven't got invites. plus your a citizen IMG, w/c is a big help.
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i see. did you applied complete? did you applied to programs with IMGs (not caribb imgs)?
you have a good index of matching but can't find any discrepancy/red flags that wud get you filtered. so i'm really quite puzzled why you haven't got invites. plus your a citizen IMG, w/c is a big help.
the only thing that i can think of is my USCE....i only did observerships with 4 different practices here and the medical assistant job. Aside from that i am fresh out. I passed all boards first try..have my ecfmg certificate....LORS/Personal statement/ and every needed document is in....Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat is going on ...some one help
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Hey when did you get the interview from Florida Hospital Program??
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just abut an hour ago did u get one too?
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just abut an hour ago did u get one too?
NO I am waiting for :sorry:
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[QUOTE=umajeed90;157057]just abut an hour ago did u get one too?[/QUOTE
I am really hoping to get a IV there, can you please share your credentials? did you do have some USCE??
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just abut an hour ago did u get one too?[/QUOTE
I am really hoping to get a IV there, can you please share your credentials? did you do have some USCE??
i got 254/250 and 3 months of observership no usce
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SCHOOL-- IMG
YOG- oct 2009
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1 -226
USMLE STEP 2 CK-240
USMLE CS- PASSED FIRST ATTEMPT.
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STEP 3 - will not take
USCE- 1 mo non acgme hosp 4 mo private clinic
Research and publication- no research

VISA - Not required, US citizen
LoRs- 2 good US LOR 1 LOR from back home
Repeat Applicant- NO

i got 14+ interviews from lower tier programs in places that are in the middle of nowhere. pt of the story is u can get alot of inteviews from bad prog or a couple(or 1) from good ones. keep ur head up be prepared and good luck to us all. we'll need it
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SCHOOL-- IMG
YOG- oct 2009
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USMLE CS- PASSED FIRST ATTEMPT.
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STEP 3 - will not take
USCE- 1 mo non acgme hosp 4 mo private clinic
Research and publication- no research

VISA - Not required, US citizen
LoRs- 2 good US LOR 1 LOR from back home
Repeat Applicant- NO

i got 14+ interviews from lower tier programs in places that are in the middle of nowhere. pt of the story is u can get alot of inteviews from bad prog or a couple(or 1) from good ones. keep ur head up be prepared and good luck to us all. we'll need it
same here man. several invites but from middle of nowhere. but i won't say they are low tier. though they're comm/UA programs, some are even as good as a univ ones. trust me, there's a lot of those 14IVs of yours that are actually good once you have visited them.
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by looking at all posts i guess the most important factor to get IVs is to have green card or US citizenship
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by looking at all posts i guess the most important factor to get IVs is to have green card or US citizenship
I feel the same way..But lets just be optimistic and hope for the best..
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I don't have a GC or US citizenship and I have 12 so far, applied to 80. Granted it's not as many as our AMG or american-IMG friends but it's something. So let's keep optimistic and do the best possible at every IV.

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Same here guys no GC and 11 invites so far. It's more than just the scores and visa status, it's the whole application that counts. Scores and visa status are just the first filters in my opinion.
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This whole thing is alot more complicated than we think. I got 7 interviews so far, applied to 88 programs, 3 rejections, applied on the first day. Now out of these 7, not a single one without contacts, I had to talk to people to get me those invitations. The weird thing is that who ever in the program sees my application says I am a good candidate and sends the invitation but if thats so, why don't I have calls without contacts? I am very grateful for these 7 calls but then I think, what if I didn't know these people? I would have been without any interviews.
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Each program has its primary filters, some won't even review IMG applications, some will only review US-IMG, Carib-IMG, Euro-IMG or MiddleEast-IMG. Some will value scores more, some will value USCE above anything, some will value research. It depends on the program's experience with each type of graduate.

True, some times the only way they will review your application is if they're contacted by faculty or if you contact them. I got at least 2 of my interviews that way by sending e-mails. But many PDs or PCs are fed up with applicants contacting them too.

Unfortunately we don't get to make the rules, we can just try to play the best we can by them.

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This whole thing is alot more complicated than we think. I got 7 interviews so far, applied to 88 programs, 3 rejections, applied on the first day. Now out of these 7, not a single one without contacts, I had to talk to people to get me those invitations. The weird thing is that who ever in the program sees my application says I am a good candidate and sends the invitation but if thats so, why don't I have calls without contacts? I am very grateful for these 7 calls but then I think, what if I didn't know these people? I would have been without any interviews.
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