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As the application dates near anxiety is normal..I need experts opinion, i have 3 US lors all are same kind IM sub-specialist but each from different rotation.

I am applying from IM....Being an IMG I tried so many place to work with Internist, IM ..I could not find one...because guyswith simply IM either not interested in helping IMG or they dont have any thing like research to do...and it is almost application time ..i dont think i will be able to manage one..
will be my Lors will not be considered good enough for IM.??..(MY letter writter used terms Excellent and Good , 2 are Chief ,one community clinic specialist.)

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Hi Friends,
As the application dates near anxiety is normal..I need experts opinion, i have 3 US lors all are same kind IM sub-specialist but each from different rotation.

I am applying from IM....Being an IMG I tried so many place to work with Internist, IM ..I could not find one...because guyswith simply IM either not interested in helping IMG or they dont have any thing like research to do...and it is almost application time ..i dont think i will be able to manage one..
will be my Lors will not be considered good enough for IM.??..(MY letter writter used terms Excellent and Good , 2 are Chief ,one community clinic specialist.)

Thank you..please place some opinion ...
what a show off

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Thank you Shima...

I am worried not showing off..one of the doctor saw my CV and put this point ..so i was worried...
I hope it goes well...as you said ...
Thank you..I know its hard to earn a single good lor without any contacts....as person like me...hope it does not go in vain..

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Hi Friends,
As the application dates near anxiety is normal..I need experts opinion, i have 3 US lors all are same kind IM sub-specialist but each from different rotation.

I am applying from IM....Being an IMG I tried so many place to work with Internist, IM ..I could not find one...because guyswith simply IM either not interested in helping IMG or they dont have any thing like research to do...and it is almost application time ..i dont think i will be able to manage one..
will be my Lors will not be considered good enough for IM.??..(MY letter writter used terms Excellent and Good , 2 are Chief ,one community clinic specialist.)

Thank you..please place some opinion ...
i only got 3 lors too, mine's are not chiefs.

your probably right, they're not really interested in helping IMGs. i too did search for that. reason: 1) why would they ask help from IMGs they don't know 2) why would they ask help from schools they never heard of 3) to them we are total strangers, its too much hassle to background check us 4) if something gets screwed, who's to blame? IMGs students or them for hiring strangers?

while AMGs can just approach nicely any internist & ask if they could volunteer or shadow. and majority would be okay with it. i tried approaching (nicely) several times, they would usually ask what institution/school are you from and after that, the sorry-i-cant-help face..

we will get match. let's show them.
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i only got 3 lors too, mine's are not chiefs.

your probably right, they're not really interested in helping IMGs. i too did search for that. reason: 1) why would they ask help from IMGs they don't know 2) why would they ask help from schools they never heard of 3) to them we are total strangers, its too much hassle to background check us 4) if something gets screwed, who's to blame? IMGs students or them for hiring strangers?

while AMGs can just approach nicely any internist & ask if they could volunteer or shadow. and majority would be okay with it. i tried approaching (nicely) several times, they would usually ask what institution/school are you from and after that, the sorry-i-cant-help face..

we will get match. let's show them.



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