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Thumbs Up WoooHOOO 1st IV offered and PTAL approved..

Today is the day to remember...
I am glad to receive my 1st IV call and also got my PTAL approved so i can apply to all cali programs....
WoooooHooooooo
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congrats!!! would u lz tell ur creds?
also where did u get first IV from?
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These are my Creds..

Step 1 227
Step 2 ck 223
Step 2 cs passed first attempt
Finished G.Surg residency in 2011 in India.
Med School Graduation 2008
Research in surgical oncology department in university hospital here in states since last october - ongoing
Observership in surgery since June 2012 - ongoing
LORs - 4 from US surgeons including one from Chairman of surgery and one from Research Head and one from my PD from INDIA (Total 6)
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IV from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago /Metropolitan Groups
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These are my Creds..

Step 1 227
Step 2 ck 223
Step 2 cs passed first attempt
Finished G.Surg residency in 2011 in India.
Med School Graduation 2008
Research in surgical oncology department in university hospital here in states since last october - ongoing
Observership in surgery since June 2012 - ongoing
LORs - 4 from US surgeons including one from Chairman of surgery and one from Research Head and one from my PD from INDIA (Total 6)
VISA - GC


IV from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago /Metropolitan Groups
Congrats!
Yay for surgery! Spouse is in surgery, so I know not an easy feat
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congrats bro.
GS is difficult to get in even for AMGs. so kudos on that.
your previous GS residency was your smoking gun.
good luck and you go nail it.
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congrats bro.
GS is difficult to get in even for AMGs. so kudos on that.
your previous GS residency was your smoking gun.
good luck and you go nail it.
Naah I'd say smoking gun was the YOG, GC and US experience!! Nothing beats the latter, esp the LORs and research. Not the previous GS residency.
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Naah I'd say smoking gun was the YOG, GC and US experience!! Nothing beats the latter, esp the LORs and research. Not the previous GS residency.
IMO, not quite. those maybe a good thing but his GS residency was the one. others could have that YOG, GC and USCE too.
i was able to chat w/ an img who got matched in GS last march during a BLS class and also a practicing GS img during my rotation last april, both had one thing in common - previous residency in GS in their country.
but no need to argue on this. impt thing is, it proves GS is still attainable even for average score imgs.
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Thanks guys I guess hard work and prayers do pay off.. I worked to this day for this and hopefully dreams are gonna come true...
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Thanks guys I guess hard work and prayers do pay off.. I worked to this day for this and hopefully dreams are gonna come true...
it will, you will do great in Surgery
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it will, you will do great in Surgery
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