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Hi every one! I applied for radiology this year and so far just got one interview and an invitation for a 6 year MD/PHD program. I am a foreign grad. radiologist- ECFMG certified- step1/2/CS: 240/244/Pass-good research experience-YOG 2000
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Great dude,

Congrats and well done. Did you have US LORs? or from your home country?

Thats a gr8 encouragement for IMGs.

FANTASTIC!

Time for a couple of beers!
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Thank so much! Honestly I thought I haven't got enough interviews!
I know we still have time though!
Yes, I did have good US LORs.
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Thank so much! Honestly I thought I haven`t got enough interviews!
I know we still have time though!
Yes, I did have good US LORs.
for an img applying to radio & got two invites, that is awesome already.
congrats man. hope you get more.
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I am also IMG, older than most and graduated more than five years ago with plenty of experience. I changed specialties in the end. I believe you must take what you can get, as the more competitive specialties are not based on merit alone but strongly favor local grads, which I think is probably right, to a certain extent, given medical student investments here in the US and the flood of experienced IMG's who would like to come.

MD/PhD obviously personal choice but might be a good compromise to get you where you need to go.(if I had been offered the same I would have taken it in a heartbeat). To increase your interview numbers you are best networking more to generate US connections with references. Foreign references count for little unless they are from really international "big guns". Your CV is obviously very strong and you did very well to obtain an interview at all, but a month observership in a less competitive region of the country with FMG track record might be the way forward. The key to you obtaining a spot is the ability to make a personal contact and the CV should not be your strategy emphasis, but making a connected friend to help you should be. Good luck. Bird in the hand....
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