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hello docs!!

i am an IMG
YOG 2008
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CS pass in first attempt
no USCE or Research

i am planning to apply for 150 internal medicine programs and really dont mind which states.
i am trying to get some info about the best options from freida online. but i dont have a clue how to narrow down the programs ...

i know i have to look for university based programs coz of the good future associated with ...
how else do i short list?? please help!!
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pay $75-$100 dollars to online sites and you get instant customized list tailored to your eligibility status.. or else, just search them yourself thru freida.
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Help how to get lists of good programs for IMG

Can any body tell me how can I get IMG friendly list for IM, Family medicine and Medicine/pediatric programs?
I desperately need guidelines
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Can any body tell me how can i get IMG friedly list for IM,Family medicine n Medicine/pediatric programs?????i desperately need guidelines
take a look at this

http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...rams-list.html
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Hi all,

At Step2Match we offer specialized lists, personalized to your scores, USCE, visa requirements etc. Check us out:

www.step2match.com

Just a quick word about applying to University programs. They are very competitive and tend to draw most of their Residents from AMG's and very highly qualified IMG's. Still, if you are determined on a Uni. program, it is always worth a try.

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Just a quick word about applying to University programs. They are very competitive and tend to draw most of their Residents from AMG's and very highly qualified IMG's. Still, if you are determined on a Uni. program, it is always worth a try.

Ed

In order to get an idea, what would be a very high qualified IMG?
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In order to get an idea, what would be a very high qualified IMG?
>250 step 1/2, US electives, >6mos USCE (not observership), >2 publications, done country residency or prelim or transitional yr in US - for non carrib IMG

230+ step 1/2 - carrib IMG irony...
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In order to get an idea, what would be a very high qualified IMG?
High scores - so as not to get filtered out. Good LOR's. Someone who can compete with an AMG. I don't want to put anyone off, but in IM, University programs make up about one third of the total, but I guess that they only take about 25% of the IMG's who get an IM Residency.

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