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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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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.
Exactly the reason i'm pursuing USMLE. I feel lucky I have a lot of people in the US healthcare system who can get me in. I probably wouldn't have even tried if that wasn't the case. It is getting tough.
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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.
I think everyone has a different experience. I DONOT HAVE A SINGLE CONTACT. But i got 7 calls so far, for which I am very thankful to God.

No body should feel disappointed if they have no doctor in the family or friends (like me Just believe in yourself and try the very best that you can!
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I think everyone has a different experience. I DONOT HAVE A SINGLE CONTACT. But i got 7 calls so far, for which I am very thankful to God.

No body should feel disappointed if they have no doctor in the family or friends (like me Just believe in yourself and try the very best that you can!
You have GC if i remember correctly. That is a major factor. Even though you don't have contacts you are next in line to US grads. So contacts do make a difference for someone who needs a visa.
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I will be starting to attend my interviews Soon. Goodluck to everybody.

For the record i did not use any contact to get these IVs...just the blessings of the lord..my profile is in the first post of these forum , i started this tread, I have known people with my similar profile getting same number of IVs or even more, with visa or without visa...

absolutely Visa matters..but if your score are no where Visa is useless...I have added few more experiences in research and volunteering before my application... ..have faith...

Its you who have to prove yourself with your overall profile, one have to prepared with with his strengths and weaknesses.I am telling all these because i think candidates have to understand what the program are looking for , how you should work on your CV for interview,that was my point of starting the thread , so that we can improve if we fail, previous year threads helped me a lot. Everybody has different story for US dream,..Hope you achieve that. Good luck.
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1. Univ. Of Connecticut, Framingham -
2. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago -
3. Canton Medical Centre, OH-
4. Coney Island Hospital, NY –
5. St. Luke's Hospital Chesterfield, Missouri –
6. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center , NJ-
7. Metro West Medical Center, MA -
8. Flushing Hospital, NY
9. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

I will share my IV experiences soon..
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I will be starting to attend my interviews Soon. Goodluck to everybody.

For the record i did not use any contact to get these IVs...just the blessings of the lord..my profile is in the first post of these forum , i started this tread, I have known people with my similar profile getting same number of IVs or even more, with visa or without visa...

absolutely Visa matters..but if your score are no where Visa is useless...I have added few more experiences in research and volunteering before my application... ..have faith...

Its you who have to prove yourself with your overall profile, one have to prepared with with his strengths and weaknesses.I am telling all these because i think candidates have to understand what the program are looking for , how you should work on your CV for interview,that was my point of starting the thread , so that we can improve if we fail, previous year threads helped me a lot. Everybody has different story for US dream,..Hope you achieve that. Good luck.
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1. Univ. Of Connecticut, Framingham -
2. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago -
3. Canton Medical Centre, OH-
4. Coney Island Hospital, NY –
5. St. Luke's Hospital Chesterfield, Missouri –
6. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center , NJ-
7. Metro West Medical Center, MA -
8. Flushing Hospital, NY
9. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

I will share my IV experiences soon..
I applied to none of these programs (simply because not knowing more about them at the time)
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Hi...I had a question about emails that programs send regarding acknowledgements of receipt of application....is it a good idea to email them back or is that not advised as programs don't like to be bothered.........

also do programs contact via phone also?

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IVs so far,
umass
uconn
cleaveland clinic florida
albany medical college
jacobi
uni of utah
uni of arizona
winthrop
ut austin
westchester
Still waiting for a lot of the programs I applied to, has anyone heard back from any of the SUNY schools?
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I will be starting to attend my interviews Soon. Goodluck to everybody.

For the record i did not use any contact to get these IVs...just the blessings of the lord..my profile is in the first post of these forum , i started this tread, I have known people with my similar profile getting same number of IVs or even more, with visa or without visa...

absolutely Visa matters..but if your score are no where Visa is useless...I have added few more experiences in research and volunteering before my application... ..have faith...

Its you who have to prove yourself with your overall profile, one have to prepared with with his strengths and weaknesses.I am telling all these because i think candidates have to understand what the program are looking for , how you should work on your CV for interview,that was my point of starting the thread , so that we can improve if we fail, previous year threads helped me a lot. Everybody has different story for US dream,..Hope you achieve that. Good luck.
My invites-

1. Univ. Of Connecticut, Framingham -
2. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago -
3. Canton Medical Centre, OH-
4. Coney Island Hospital, NY –
5. St. Luke's Hospital Chesterfield, Missouri –
6. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center , NJ-
7. Metro West Medical Center, MA -
8. Flushing Hospital, NY
9. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

I will share my IV experiences soon..
Hello, halo. I am very much junior, have just passed step 1 and hoping to apply for 2015 match. Just wanted to ask that you have mentioned in the first page that you don't need visa and u don't have GC. Forgive me if I sound very ignorant but can u please explain how to achieve a " don't need visa status" cz this situation is scary with people needing visa not getting iv.
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IVs so far,
umass
uconn
cleaveland clinic florida
albany medical college
jacobi
uni of utah
uni of arizona
winthrop
ut austin
westchester
Still waiting for a lot of the programs I applied to, has anyone heard back from any of the SUNY schools?
Great programs man!... can you share your credentials.
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Great IVs.

Got one from SUNY Downstate and SUNY Buffalo. Not sure if the other ones have sent IVs yet.

Any clue if AECOM-Montefiore takes IMGs?


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IVs so far,
umass
uconn
cleaveland clinic florida
albany medical college
jacobi
uni of utah
uni of arizona
winthrop
ut austin
westchester
Still waiting for a lot of the programs I applied to, has anyone heard back from any of the SUNY schools?
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IVs so far,
umass
uconn
cleaveland clinic florida
albany medical college
jacobi
uni of utah
uni of arizona
winthrop
ut austin
westchester
Still waiting for a lot of the programs I applied to, has anyone heard back from any of the SUNY schools?
Cant wait to see your credentials!
Your IVs seem like coming from an AMG or rockstar Carib-IMG.
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Hi...I had a question about emails that programs send regarding acknowledgements of receipt of application....is it a good idea to email them back or is that not advised as programs don't like to be bothered.........

also do programs contact via phone also?

Thanks.
No, its not a good idea to email them back. Its just an acknowledgement. They send this to all their candidates when a lot of people start calling or emailing them. This acknowledgement is a result of that. Emailing them again won't help you.

Most of the programs contact through email. Very few would use a phone.
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If you guys just want to hangout, while waiting for interviews or releasing your stress during the match period.
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No, its not a good idea to email them back. Its just an acknowledgement. They send this to all their candidates when a lot of people start calling or emailing them. This acknowledgement is a result of that. Emailing them again won't help you.

Most of the programs contact through email. Very few would use a phone.

Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it!! I actually didn't contact any of the programs after applying so that's why I was a little confused whether or not I should email them back. I won't now though!!! I actually didn't think anyone was going to reply to my question...lol...thanks!!!
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Hello, halo. I am very much junior, have just passed step 1 and hoping to apply for 2015 match. Just wanted to ask that you have mentioned in the first page that you don't need visa and u don't have GC. Forgive me if I sound very ignorant but can u please explain how to achieve a " don't need visa status" cz this situation is scary with people needing visa not getting iv.
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I mentioned Dont need Visa and Non US citizen...that is I am a GC holder but not citizen of US
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got a long acknowledgement or should i say a scolding from St. Francis Med Ctr IM. i guess somebody just pissed the PC & they replied to all..

pasted here is the last paragraph:
"If I call your office 10 times per day and send even more emails daily in
addition to sending you a personalized fax, will I be more or less likely to
be granted an interview? Also, should I send my application documents
directly to your St. Francis Medical Center email account?

The answer is you will be LESS likely (and even Unlikely) to be granted and
interview. Unfortunately we do not have enough administrative resources to
support telephone inquiries regarding our application process. We utilize the
standard ERAS application process and only consider those applicants who
submit their documents through the ERAS system. All other submissions
(through email and otherwise) are immediately discarded regardless of the
qualifications of the applicant. People who call and email our office
incessantly are considered to be applicants with risky behavior and are
therefore immediately disqualified from consideration."
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got a long acknowledgement or should i say a scolding from St. Francis Med Ctr IM. i guess somebody just pissed the PC & they replied to all..

pasted here is the last paragraph:
"If I call your office 10 times per day and send even more emails daily in
addition to sending you a personalized fax, will I be more or less likely to
be granted an interview? Also, should I send my application documents
directly to your St. Francis Medical Center email account?

The answer is you will be LESS likely (and even Unlikely) to be granted and
interview. Unfortunately we do not have enough administrative resources to
support telephone inquiries regarding our application process. We utilize the
standard ERAS application process and only consider those applicants who
submit their documents through the ERAS system. All other submissions
(through email and otherwise) are immediately discarded regardless of the
qualifications of the applicant. People who call and email our office
incessantly are considered to be applicants with risky behavior and are
therefore immediately disqualified from consideration."
I got it too and when I read it, I just thought, why would you call so many times?... no common sense
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Its hard to be optimistic with no IVs AT ALL, now I have lost count of the rejections
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I ' ve 2 IV and 3 rej. I applied 70 IM programs ... Is it good not to have too many rejections or should i think that they' re not giving any **** about my application ..

I think they' re still sending IVs to their lovely US citizens, GC holders and no visa issue people ... and it' s not our turn yet.

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I dont think visa issue is as big as usce, if you have some IVs you are still better off than us on the other side who have none and loads of rejections!
I would see no rejections as better than uncountable ones
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Well somebody probably was way too pushy with this program. Neverthless, I think many programs (including big names) still get that load of communications and don't complain so bitterly (to the point of threatening applicants). Some of them even take the communications as proof of initiative, so there's significant variability regarding that issue.

I'd say it's a red flag about the program.

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got a long acknowledgement or should i say a scolding from St. Francis Med Ctr IM. i guess somebody just pissed the PC & they replied to all..

pasted here is the last paragraph:
"If I call your office 10 times per day and send even more emails daily in
addition to sending you a personalized fax, will I be more or less likely to
be granted an interview? Also, should I send my application documents
directly to your St. Francis Medical Center email account?

The answer is you will be LESS likely (and even Unlikely) to be granted and
interview. Unfortunately we do not have enough administrative resources to
support telephone inquiries regarding our application process. We utilize the
standard ERAS application process and only consider those applicants who
submit their documents through the ERAS system. All other submissions
(through email and otherwise) are immediately discarded regardless of the
qualifications of the applicant. People who call and email our office
incessantly are considered to be applicants with risky behavior and are
therefore immediately disqualified from consideration."
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I dont think visa issue is as big as usce, if you have some IVs you are still better off than us on the other side who have none and loads of rejections!
I would see no rejections as better than uncountable ones
I think visa sponsorship is still a big burden for programs.

I sometimes suspect that i' m invisible or ignored for programs when i don' t get any rejections. It' s becoming a kind of masochisim
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I think visa sponsorship is still a big burden for programs.
It's really a burden. I know a program listed in MAR, saying they are sponsoring J1 Visas but when my IMG-GC friend got matched there, he was told by the program that they already forgotten how to sponsor a J1 that is why they are only ranking those who dont have issues. Stupid!

BTW, this st.francis is irritating me! They sent another useless email!
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It's really a burden. I know a program listed in MAR, saying they are sponsoring J1 Visas but when my IMG-GC friend got matched there, he was told by the program that they already forgotten how to sponsor a J1 that is why they are only ranking those who dont have issues. Stupid!

BTW, this st.francis is irritating me! They sent another useless email!
Somebody pissed St. Francis off very very badly o o o o

For whom the bell tolls guys ...

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I dont think visa issue is as big as usce, if you have some IVs you are still better off than us on the other side who have none and loads of rejections!
I would see no rejections as better than uncountable ones
I think your LORs are a major factor. You have only 1 USLOR, even though your other LORs are from USCertified doctors. Their return address is from your home country so they will immediately classify those as local LORs.

If you will look at geekmd's NeedVisa list, those who have similar scores like yours are having 10+ invites right now and that is because they have 3-4 USLORs.
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Those who are online right now and waiting for IVs, come join us right now.
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When is the latest date you can expect to receive invitations? I applied October 10th and still no IV's yet! and like 15 rejections
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I'm not sure but hopefully throughout the november, perhaps extends to december.
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I'm an IMG in need of J-1 or H-1B. Step 1 265, Step 2CK 274, Step 2 CS Pass. Graduated first in class, have 3 months of observerships, 4 LoRs from American physicians- I applied to nearly 100 programs and got about 8 invites. I'm thinking that things might have gotten tougher, or someone gave me a bad letter. I expected better reception.
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I'm an IMG in need of J-1 or H-1B. Step 1 265, Step 2CK 274, Step 2 CS Pass. Graduated first in class, have 3 months of observerships, 4 LoRs from American physicians- I applied to nearly 100 programs and got about 8 invites. I'm thinking that things might have gotten tougher, or someone gave me a bad letter. I expected better reception.
awesome scores man. it could have been your usce that affected you. otherwise, you have very very good chance i might say.
but don't worry, with scores like that, no doubt those 8 programs would highly rank you.
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I'm an IMG in need of J-1 or H-1B. Step 1 265, Step 2CK 274, Step 2 CS Pass. Graduated first in class, have 3 months of observerships, 4 LoRs from American physicians- I applied to nearly 100 programs and got about 8 invites. I'm thinking that things might have gotten tougher, or someone gave me a bad letter. I expected better reception.
Hi,
I would have though that you got a fair amount of invites for 100 applications. Can you tell us where you applied. What proportion of Uni? what proportion of Uni. with community affiliations, and what proportion of just community? Also, I presume you applied just to IM.

How many elite uni programs did you apply to, if any? How hard did you screen for previous IMG entrants?

Also, don't you have Step 3? You need that for H1 visa.

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awesome scores man. it could have been your usce that affected you. otherwise, you have very very good chance i might say.
but don't worry, with scores like that, no doubt those 8 programs would highly rank you.
Thanks man, hopefully that will be so. I'm pretty stressed out right now.
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I would have though that you got a fair amount of invites for 100 applications. Can you tell us where you applied. What proportion of Uni? what proportion of Uni. with community affiliations, and what proportion of just community? Also, I presume you applied just to IM.

How many elite uni programs did you apply to, if any? How hard did you screen for previous IMG entrants?

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Well I applied to a whole bunch of places, including "elite" programs (Mayo, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, etc) which, even though I knew they probably wouldn't call me, I still wanted to try.

I applied to both community and university affiliated about 50/50. Most of the places I have received invites are mainly places with over 70% IMG's as residents (based on the websites).

Still, I'm really grateful of those 8 interviews. But I think that good scores are a little bit overhyped as to their relevance for obtaining good interviews.
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They still are the 2nd screening filter after Visa/Citizenship. So it's great to have them but they're not enough to get you all the interviews you may want.

I think 8 is still a good number for this tough year, and you may get quite a few more during the coming weeks, it's not over yet.

How strong do you think your letters are? How senior are your letter writers ? Are they academicians or private? Some programs still require a letter from your med school, not that it will have great impact by itself but it's still a requirement.

The other question is whether it's been a long time since you graduated or not, and what you have done during that time besides studying for your boards.

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Well I applied to a whole bunch of places, including "elite" programs (Mayo, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, etc) which, even though I knew they probably wouldn't call me, I still wanted to try.

I applied to both community and university affiliated about 50/50. Most of the places I have received invites are mainly places with over 70% IMG's as residents (based on the websites).

Still, I'm really grateful of those 8 interviews. But I think that good scores are a little bit overhyped as to their relevance for obtaining good interviews.
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Well I applied to a whole bunch of places, including "elite" programs (Mayo, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, etc) which, even though I knew they probably wouldn't call me, I still wanted to try.

I applied to both community and university affiliated about 50/50. Most of the places I have received invites are mainly places with over 70% IMG's as residents (based on the websites).

Still, I'm really grateful of those 8 interviews. But I think that good scores are a little bit overhyped as to their relevance for obtaining good interviews.
when did you applied to mayo? i got a feeling you will get invited there. i got 2 attendings back in my country who did training there & even became chiefs, but they mentioned in PS that they want to practice back in our country (politics again).
i also talked to an img (friend of my cousin) who have same profile as you & got matched in an average program but did well during his training & now is in Harvard neurology.
i think you will be ok man. just chill & have faith.
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when did you applied to mayo? i got a feeling you will get invited there. i got 2 attendings back in my country who did training there & even became chiefs, but they mentioned in PS that they want to practice back in our country (politics again).
i also talked to an img (friend of my cousin) who have same profile as you & got matched in an average program but did well during his training & now is in Harvard neurology.
i think you will be ok man. just chill & have faith.
Well remember that most IMG's obtain fellowship positions at higher tier programs than they get IM, so that might be a factor.

As to my graduation year, it was 2010. During 2011 I was in my mandatory rural service year, also working at a private hospital. So no too big gaps in the application I think.

The LoRs might have affected the application. I didn't know the doctors very well and some were a little cold. I'm sure some are good, and some not that good, but since I waived the right to see them I have absolutely no idea. The ones from my home country are great, and I did add them when the program had it as a requirement.

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I'm an IMG in need of J-1 or H-1B. Step 1 265, Step 2CK 274, Step 2 CS Pass. Graduated first in class, have 3 months of observerships, 4 LoRs from American physicians- I applied to nearly 100 programs and got about 8 invites. I'm thinking that things might have gotten tougher, or someone gave me a bad letter. I expected better reception.
You will get more. Don't worry. Are your Observerships in University hospitals? And are your LOR writers academically senior?

After scores, these things do come into play. But nevertheless, you will match easily.

I ask because I know someone with a similar profile and he's been getting interviews all over the place. He has letters from Hopkins, Penn, Michigan, etc.

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One month university, two months private practice. I realize that is a weak spot, besides the Visa.
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Hello! Been a while, hope everyone is doing well so far in the iv season!

Remember me, I am Euro US IMG (still a student, in the last year) I posted on this thread waaay back when it started.

I applied to 70 places, 40 IM, 30 FM. Only picked places with good mix of IMG, Caribs, US, and diversity (as in, if people are from non english speaking places they are from a good mix of countries.) Also no CA as I would not have the letter in time. No super fancy Uni programs, but a mix of community and univ affiliated, with a few uni. programs just to see what happens with them. no high hopes for those though.

So far, i have 10 IM and 8 FM, most of them in the South and the East Coast. I got the last 4 in the last 2 weeks, so there are still ivs being sent out pretty late!

Rejections: U New Mexico, U Nevada, U West Mich, (trend here?) U rochester, Albany, both West Virginia U programs, FM idaho, one in portland maine, and a whole bunch of silence too.

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I'm not sure but hopefully throughout the november, perhaps extends to december.
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Hello! Been a while, hope everyone is doing well so far in the iv season!

Remember me, I am Euro US IMG (still a student, in the last year) I posted on this thread waaay back when it started.

I applied to 70 places, 40 IM, 30 FM. Only picked places with good mix of IMG, Caribs, US, and diversity (as in, if people are from non english speaking places they are from a good mix of countries.) Also no CA as I would not have the letter in time. No super fancy Uni programs, but a mix of community and univ affiliated, with a few uni. programs just to see what happens with them. no high hopes for those though.

So far, i have 10 IM and 8 FM, most of them in the South and the East Coast. I got the last 4 in the last 2 weeks, so there are still ivs being sent out pretty late!

Rejections: U New Mexico, U Nevada, U West Mich, (trend here?) U rochester, Albany, both West Virginia U programs, FM idaho, one in portland maine, and a whole bunch of silence too.

good luck and i wish the best for everyone here supporting each other!

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Good to have you back been a close follower of your experiences.

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I think your LORs are a major factor. You have only 1 USLOR, even though your other LORs are from USCertified doctors. Their return address is from your home country so they will immediately classify those as local LORs.

If you will look at geekmd's NeedVisa list, those who have similar scores like yours are having 10+ invites right now and that is because they have 3-4 USLORs.

I cannot do anything about the LORs now It was really hard to go for even one month with my residency going on..I think they should at least consider that I am getting trained at a hospital affiliated with Cleveland clinic but just in a different country, we are also about to be acgme certified!:/
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I retransmitted my usmle transcipt about a week ago on oct 17....in ADTS it shows that USMLE transcipt updated on oct 20..........BUT under the programs listed in ADTS many of the had the USMLE transcipt available like on oct 18, 19......so does that mean that some of them didn't get the updated one whiles others did????

If that is the case, should I now retransmit the USMLE transcipt again????

I thought we could retransmit the trsanscript as sson as we got the result...so i did that in about an hour after I got my latest result....I didn;tthink I would have to wait for my USMLE transcipt to be updated to ERAS post-office before resubmitting it again!!





Would that seem as if I am bothering...that is the programs that would get the same update twice?????


Please help!! Any input is welcomed!!!!!!!

P.S. Am really sorry...I know this thread is about IVS for IM.....but I really need advice on whether to retransmit my transcript for the second time and this is a very popular thread so basically I'm desperate!!!
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Hi! This is regarding RETRANSMISSION OF USMLE TRANSCRPT-FOR SECOND TIME!!!!!


I retransmitted my usmle transcipt about a week ago on oct 17....in ADTS it shows that USMLE transcipt updated on oct 20..........BUT under the programs listed in ADTS many of the had the USMLE transcipt available like on oct 18, 19......so does that mean that some of them didn't get the updated one whiles others did????

If that is the case, should I now retransmit the USMLE transcipt again????

I thought we could retransmit the trsanscript as sson as we got the result...so i did that in about an hour after I got my latest result....I didn;tthink I would have to wait for my USMLE transcipt to be updated to ERAS post-office before resubmitting it again!!





Would that seem as if I am bothering...that is the programs that would get the same update twice?????


Please help!! Any input is welcomed!!!!!!!

P.S. Am really sorry...I know this thread is about IVS for IM.....but I really need advice on whether to retransmit my transcript for the second time and this is a very popular thread so basically I'm desperate!!!

How ERAS works is like a post office, I can send you mail, but unless you check your mailbox, it just piles up What this means is that the progs havent checked usmle transcripts since those dates.
USMLE scores are automatically updated, re-transmitting it again, doesnt help, it just piles up. Just pray the progs decide to download new and updated scores.
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When is the latest date you can expect to receive invitations? I applied October 10th and still no IV's yet! and like 15 rejections
Interview Season runs till Feb, so pretty much invites run till end of Jan, esp as folks start canceling in Nov/dec/jan.
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How ERAS works is like a post office, I can send you mail, but unless you check your mailbox, it just piles up What this means is that the progs havent checked usmle transcripts since those dates.
USMLE scores are automatically updated, re-transmitting it again, doesnt help, it just piles up. Just pray the progs decide to download new and updated scores.

Acutally what I am saying is that I applied on Sep 17, and the programs had all downloaded my USMLE transcipt way before Oct 17....so when i retransmitted on oct 17 many of them downloaded it the same day......but in ADTS under supporting documnets it shows that ERAS hadn't updated my transcipt until few days later....so I don;t what those programs downloaded...the same old transcipt or the new one???
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One of my consultants suggested a few more programs to apply to..i was wondering if there is any point doing that now? Its way down in the season and maybe they have already sent out IVs..what do you guys thinkj?
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One of my consultants suggested a few more programs to apply to..i was wondering if there is any point doing that now? Its way down in the season and maybe they have already sent out IVs..what do you guys thinkj?
who r consultants???are dere consultants fr residency and matching also?
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Interview Season runs till Feb, so pretty much invites run till end of Jan, esp as folks start canceling in Nov/dec/jan.
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2 on-hold acknowledgements from NY programs.
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I also received an on-hold acknowledgement saying:

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Your application has been reviewed and is being placed on hold pending
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Is this simply a polite rejection or can I have some hope?
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I also received an on-hold acknowledgement saying:

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Your application has been reviewed and is being placed on hold pending
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Is this simply a polite rejection or can I have some hope?
yep that's the program.
no it's not rejection but it means we are in-line waiting for some1 to cancel then we get invited.
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yep that's the program.
no it's not rejection but it means we are in-line waiting for some1 to cancel then we get invited.
They sent the same email to a whole lot of people. I wonder what they are upto. I know for a fact NSLIJ doesn't like to take IMGs. My family friend is a fellow there.
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Is this simply a polite rejection or can I have some hope?
y!

Hey!! where do you guys got that email from? which program?
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I'm an IMG in need of J-1 or H-1B. Step 1 265, Step 2CK 274, Step 2 CS Pass. Graduated first in class, have 3 months of observerships, 4 LoRs from American physicians- I applied to nearly 100 programs and got about 8 invites. I'm thinking that things might have gotten tougher, or someone gave me a bad letter. I expected better reception.
Me too, it's weird!!
I'm an IMG, need a J1. Step 1 264, Step 2CK 271, CS pass. Graduated in 2010 third on class, 2 months observership, with 3 LOR.
I got 8 Interviews so far and getting really worried!

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They sent the same email to a whole lot of people. I wonder what they are upto. I know for a fact NSLIJ doesn't like to take IMGs. My family friend is a fellow there.
i see.. so they're using us as a back-up eh. AMGs are very picky so they pool a couple of IMGs as a back-up, in case some AMG backs out or cancels.
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Me too, it's weird!!
I'm an IMG, need a J1. Step 1 264, Step 2CK 271, CS pass. Graduated in 2010 third on class, 2 months observership, with 3 LOR.
I got 8 Interviews so far and getting really worried!
as iv'e said before, with that number of IVs and that score, no doubt you will be ranked high by those 8 programs and will most likely match compared to an applicant w/ decent profile & 10 invites.
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I'm an IMG, need a J1. Step 1 264, Step 2CK 271, CS pass. Graduated in 2010 third on class, 2 months observership, with 3 LOR.
I got 8 Interviews so far and getting really worried!
So we have almost the same background. To how many programs did you apply?
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i see.. so they're using us as a back-up eh. AMGs are very picky so they pool a couple of IMGs as a back-up, in case some AMG backs out or cancels.
I received the message from a program in Nebraska. I'll keep my hopes anyways.....
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Yea, I guess so... I applied to 88 programs. I got about 10 rejections!!
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Yea, I guess so... I applied to 88 programs. I got about 10 rejections!!
Well, based on percentages it´s kind of similar. I applied to a little over 100, got 9 interviews, 2 on hold and 19 rejections. I´d like to know some of the hospitals you applied to but I'm not sure if that´s more of a PM thing.
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that makes a total of 26 so far..i feel lost now
U wasted a lot money applying man... U could have started partying now...hehe
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U wasted a lot money applying man... U could have started partying now...hehe
u r ryte, i did spend a big sum of money on these programs, but thats how it is for someone applying for the 1st time i didn't wanna take any risks.
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u r ryte, i did spend a big sum of money on these programs, but thats how it is for someone applying for the 1st time i didn't wanna take any risks.
Yes man.. Same with everybody ...thing for unpredictable for IMGs....u r going awesome +++++....no words to say....happy to hear that your amazing credentials are being appreciated ...great!!!!
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that makes a total of 26 so far..i feel lost now
wow, that is nuts man. way to go for the 26..
that's one tough decision to go by - which ones to go to for interviews. hope you pick out the sweet ones.
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I am planning to call the programs today, anyone has any ideas what to say to them to annoy them as little as possible?
Do I give them my name or my aamc number?
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I am planning to call the programs today, anyone has any ideas what to say to them to annoy them as little as possible?
Do I give them my name or my aamc number?
Have you receive any interviews yet? cause I haven't receive ANY and I feel very depressed right now. So you think we should call the programs?
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Guys regarding the calls,

It works much better if one of the faculty who wrote your LoRs (preferably the most senior / with best academic credentials) makes the call instead of you.

I know it's way more work but it definitely pays off.

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Guys regarding the calls,

It works much better if one of the faculty who wrote your LoRs (preferably the most senior / with best academic credentials) makes the call instead of you.

I know it's way more work but it definitely pays off.

Best of luck
Thanks for the advice! I started to email the programs instead of calling them....
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My Inbox has been silent for a week and a half now....any ideas on what's going on with the IV...
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For you guys applying in the northeast, it's likely to be silent during the next 2 days because of hurricane Sandy. Best of luck

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Have you receive any interviews yet? cause I haven't receive ANY and I feel very depressed right now. So you think we should call the programs?
no i havent received any IVs yet
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And I do not think my faculty will make any calls..it has to be on my own
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BTW someone did piss off St Francis, you should listen to their voicemail!
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BTW someone did piss off St Francis, you should listen to their voicemail!
Lol why are you calling them?

They specifically said not to.
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First, I hope everyone on the East coast is sound and safe.
Anyone have scheduled IV on east coast this week??? Did you hear from program coordinators? Anyone rescheduled or intending to? I have one tomorrow and not sure what to do?
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Andddd... Rejection from Mass Gen!! haha!!
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First, I hope everyone on the East coast is sound and safe.
Anyone have scheduled IV on east coast this week??? Did you hear from program coordinators? Anyone rescheduled or intending to? I have one tomorrow and not sure what to do?
I would call the program directly. If you're flying there then you likely won't get there as I've been trying to get back to New York and my flights have been cancelled everyday so far. If you're driving then they might still be doing the interviews for those that are around. Depends on the location of the hospital and how badly they were affected.
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you were expecting a miracle?
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you were expecting a miracle?
Yup.. secretly. Haha..
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MY rejection number has hit 30.....anyone else in the same lane??

Also, 7 IVs and 2 on-hold!)
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And I do not think my faculty will make any calls..it has to be on my own
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MY rejection number has hit 30.....anyone else in the same lane??

Also, 7 IVs and 2 on-hold!)
same here. just hit 50 with Massachusetts gen hosp.
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Seems like the hurricane didn't stop them from sending RJs today hehe...
My RJs finally tied with my invites at 13... I did apply to 80 only though...

Any of you guys know if there's a ratio or smth of programs that never answer vs RJs?

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that makes a total of 26 so far..i feel lost now
I would help you with one. Odessa is in the middle of nowhere. You can easily cancel that, considering the no. of university programs that you have
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no i havent received any IVs yet
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And I do not think my faculty will make any calls..it has to be on my own
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I am in the same league too....only as far as not getting Ivs.I am an oldie with ok kind of scores....well that makes my position very precarious,as I have even more exponential decrease in chance next time if I dont make it this time.
You have great scores and quite fresh,keep your hopes alive....you shall succeed,for sure.
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hey everybody!!


when people say they have gotten a call for an interview do they mean PHONE CALL???

is anyone being contacted outside of message and emails via ERAS??? I thought they didn't make phone calls to give out interviews.

If in the chance they do...what if the person missed the call and doesn't recognize the number so doesn't call back?? Will they send an email for IV or not?
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As disappointing as this news is I thought I should update you guys, I called several programs and they said they are not sending out interviews anymore! Majority went on voice mail, not taking calls anymore and the other few said that the applications are being reviewed and nothing will be disclosed on the phone!
So I am guessing its game over for me! I need a plan B now, so far NO IVs, now I am wondering if it is because of my head scarf in the picture. I wonder if that makes ANY difference whatsoever because seriously ppl with similar profiles have 10+ IVs
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I also should mention, I had a Dr call up his friend (PD) at a hospital as well, but they still rejected me
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It would be very shameful if for a headscarf they're rejecting you, to the point where i wouldn't even want to work for them nor be a patient there. I admire you for keeping your beliefs despite everything that can go on. I really hope you match.
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Haven't got any phone calls so far. Some friends applying to surgical specialties and for fellowship did though.

I think you shouldn't worry, they've got your e-mail, it's way easier for them to shoot an e-mail than to call you. And if they took the work of calling you once they definitely want you enough to call back.

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when people say they have gotten a call for an interview do they mean PHONE CALL???

is anyone being contacted outside of message and emails via ERAS??? I thought they didn't make phone calls to give out interviews.

If in the chance they do...what if the person missed the call and doesn't recognize the number so doesn't call back?? Will they send an email for IV or not?
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