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I'm Medical graduate form Syria with 240 step1 and 269 step 2, and second pass cs
4 months of elective, 4 months of observerships, and currently doing research in University program in surgery.
what are my chances to get into Categorical vs. Prelim position I have 3 strong letter of recommendation from US surgeons and on from my university.
How many program should I apply to and should I apply for prelim and Categorical for the same program

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I'm Medical graduate form Syria with 240 step1 and 269 step 2, and second pass cs
4 months of elective, 4 months of observerships, and currently doing research in University program in surgery.
what are my chances to get into Categorical vs. Prelim position I have 3 strong letter of recommendation from US surgeons and on from my university.
How many program should I apply to and should I apply for prelim and Categorical for the same program

thank you

Categorical is hard for most IMGs unless your surgeon contacts are willing to pull strings and keep calling on your behalf.
I believe you should at least get decent prelim IVs, and yes apply to both prelim and categorical GS at same prog, its the same IV but again as an IMG they hardly consider one for categorical GS unless extremely exceptional.
Apply broadly too.
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