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I went to this website matcharesident.com, put my criteria, as my bad scores 201/209, year of grad 1999, IMG, with 4 years of USCE, Green card holder. Guess what the result was? Im eligible to apply for 1197 programs! Now, here Im reading all these post, where people with much better scores cant match!? Anybody, please explain where the wisdom is, cuz Im so confused!
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I went to this website matcharesident.com, put my criteria, as my bad scores 201/209, year of grad 1999, IMG, with 4 years of USCE, Green card holder. Guess what the result was? Im eligible to apply for 1197 programs! Now, here Im reading all these post, where people with much better scores cant match!? Anybody, please explain where the wisdom is, cuz Im so confused!
I believe that website is not reliable enough, as i remember i doesnt give u info if the hospital ur applying is community or university based.
To which program u applied?
My suggestion try FRIEDA & if u have any question about programs check their website or contact the program coordinator.
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yeah , you have to pay like $ 79 to look what exactly hospital and program are offered.It gave me a total number of programs in all specialties, Nationwide.
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yeah , you have to pay like $ 79 to look what exactly hospital and program are offered.It gave me a total number of programs in all specialties, Nationwide.
Thank you for suggestion
One more thing, apply to community based hospital rather than university based.
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one reason is that its giving u list of ALL TYPES OF PROGRAMS, like internal med, gyne/obs, ent, ophthalmology, general sugery, pedes etc. So lets say if a hospital is considered IMG friendly, that list will mention the hospital like 10 different time (or even more) depending on the number of programs it offers..
Another thing is that not every program that mentions the requirements for IMGs accept IMGs...like John Hopkins and Massachusetts General, they don't take IMGs, but they have mentioned the requirements for IMGs on their website..
It would be better if u go for IM or Pedes or Anasthesia (if u r interested) or some other relatively less competitive field which accepts us IMGs...and when you get that list, go through each program one by one (do like 30 programs a day, n ull b done in 4 days)...that will save u a lot of money...gL
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that makes sense now what youve said.Ok, now Im raising a question.How does it work with ERAS? Do I have to pick up program from Matcharesident and then apply using ERAS?
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In your MyERAS application, ull see a "Select Programs" tab, click on that, and then choose a state, and below it, choose the specialty u wanna apply to, and it will give u the list of programs offering that specialty in that state. From there, u can choose the programs given to you by 'matcharesident'.
When you open a program from that list, it takes you to the next page, which usually has a link of that program, click on that and u can see the requirements of that program under the "Application Process" heading...its always a good idea to check the individual program requirements before applying.
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