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I ve heard that 85% programs do cut off applicants with YOG>5 or >10.Does it sound right to you, guys?
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I ve heard that 85% programs do cut off applicants with YOG>5 or >10.Does it sound right to you, guys?
Yes most have cut off. but some programs said that can be resolved if with previous residency training & practice of the said specialty.
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yes, u r right.
Even the one that don't have cut-offs will prefer fresh grads over old grads. That's how the system works.
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I ve heard that 85% programs do cut off applicants with YOG>5 or >10.Does it sound right to you, guys?
The reason that is most often given is that farther away from your med school,the more rigid you become to learn new things and you have tough time leaving your old system of practice....having said that many of old grads are very flexible and learn new stuff quickly and are great assets for programs ,but most PD's have different experience with IMG's.No candidate can show a PD what they are within....so generally speaking PDs avoid old grads.
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great now! Im half way done, preping for CS, now sitting and thinking, do I have to push it if everything is against me, YOG, low scores and being IMG ?yes, youre going to tell me about connections... I know.... but they mostly work for AMG , I assumed.... Im torn apart......
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great now! Im half way done, preping for CS, now sitting and thinking, do I have to push it if everything is against me, YOG, low scores and being IMG ?yes, youre going to tell me about connections... I know.... but they mostly work for AMG , I assumed.... Im torn apart......
A lot of IMGs are in the same boat...so its a risk u'll have to take if u plan on working in the best medical system in the world...life isn't always fair
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hey guys, can a 3 year gap be explained by working on a non-medical field for example medical interpretation?

I'm afraid that I'll be looked down by many programs because of this.

I graduated in Nov. 2010 and I'll apply next year. IDK what else to say. I had to work for an income.
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A lot of IMGs are in the same boat...so its a risk u'll have to take if u plan on working in the best medical system in the world...life isn't always fair
Basically, what youre saying, its a matter of luck.....?
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Basically, what youre saying, its a matter of luck.....?

YES...but isn't it a matter of luck for every single one of us? We have seen fresh grads IMGs with good usmle scores, not matching in the past too...so its a matter of luck for every1...
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yes, u r right.
Even the one that don't have cut-offs will prefer fresh grads over old grads. That's how the system works.
50% to 50%

not all and not everyone
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hey guys, can a 3 year gap be explained by working on a non-medical field for example medical interpretation?

I'm afraid that I'll be looked down by many programs because of this.

I graduated in Nov. 2010 and I'll apply next year. IDK what else to say. I had to work for an income.
no. they won't look down on it. people in US work just about any job to have some extra cash. my consultant during my pulmonary critical care rotation said he was a librarian before going into residency. PDs see the hardworking person in you, not the job itself (but much better if medical related though).
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