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I just wanted your opinion on this topic. On a large no. of forums we have seen the talk of increase in the number of american graduates, which will completely shut out the IMGs. I have got these charts which say there will definite rise in the number of american grads, but will it be in the numbers we all are told about? i.e. more than 1500- 2500 for the 2013-14 match. Please shed your opinion.. will there be armageddon for IMGs next year??
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Hi,

I just wanted your opinion on this topic. On a large no. of forums we have seen the talk of increase in the number of american graduates, which will completely shut out the IMGs. I have got these charts which say there will definite rise in the number of american grads, but will it be in the numbers we all are told about? i.e. more than 1500- 2500 for the 2013-14 match. Please shed your opinion.. will there be armageddon for IMGs next year??

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How will discussing it enhance your residency prospects? This is wasted energy, and best used volunteering, doing clerkships, externships, observerships, studying for exams (for those who still have them), reading (so one can appear knowledgeable during rotation rounds or IV time).

Why bother yourself with something that you have no control of?? I really dont get why people do this. Just let it be. Thats my opinion

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This is scary


Imagine filling those 2775 slots with those 1500 US grads, our matching rate will fall from 40% to
17%!

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I think it is much lower.

you see, 2775 FMG are matched out of 10,004 total FMG applicants making a FMG Match rate of 28%.

Prioritizing those ~1500 additional fresh US grads over FMGs, the FMG match rate will become 13%
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I don't agree with Lena, may be the people who have already applied for the 2013 match, for them this might not help, but think about those who are still in their home country and dreaming of completing usmle, coming to US for CS, doing observership, getting match. So if it really falls to ~15% those people really need to catch the red signal, whether they would do so much stuff or take so much of risk just to get into that 15% or not..So in conclusion, I strongly think that this thing need to be researched and people who still aredreaming to come into this boat need to make their decision based on the statistical analysis. Its not only people who are out of US, even FMG who are inside US, if they get poor score/multiple attempt and at the same time if it falls to 15%, then also I think I wld be better for them to think abt plan "B" well ahead.
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