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Question What about the match of 2013 for img???

PLz anybody knows anything would tell me, I'm an IMG starting my Step 1 study and planning to apply for 2013 match, i don't want to lose time and money for nothing.
Really? what I've heard about that there will be no place for the IMG the upcoming years due to increase of AMG and DO graduates???
on the other hand i hear that due to reform plans of Obama there will be huge increase in residencies specially IM and FM?
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Both of the information that you have is correct. There will be more AMGs and there will be more residency positions.
The real question is
Will the rise in AMGs match the rising need for physicians?
The answer to this question depends on many factors. Such as what will be the shape of the US economy by then, will the healthcare reform actually be implemented on the ground, will US grads be willing to join the less competitive specialties, ...etc

For a fact, the percentage of matching IMGs has been steadily decreasing over the last 5 years. (read this) and with 42.4% last year.

I personally think that the curve will bounce back to lower 50s within the next two years. Which means that your chance in 2013 is actually easier than this year!

Again, that depends on many factors. For example if you are looking for surgical specialties then the prognosis is grim but if you are willing to join primary care then you might be having great chances in the year 2013.

If you do decide to start preparing for USMLE then I urge you to join us here in this website as you'll find very useful information and you'll gradually be an expert in the matter. Also come back here to this thread and tell us what happened with you in the year 2013!
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@ Lee
Great post.
Let's see if your forecast going to be true
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thanks, i wish ur forecast works for me
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well Ahmed you have also to make a backup plan in case u didn't get residency very easy

for me i will also start this days the path to residency
in other hand i will enroll gutah to learn Germany so when i finish my medical school and apply for residency and i didn't get lucky then i will go direct to Germany to practice there
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great great lee...
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The health care bill didn't say anything about increasing the residency slots. Usually, the residency slots increases annually about couple of hundreds position but in the 2012, the situation will be the same, but about 4000 thousands extra AMG from MD and DO school are graduating due to the huge increase in the enrollment in 2007.

Here's an official article supporting this. Give me your thoughts guy. I might be wrong

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-...680-9/fulltext
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The health care bill didn't say anything about increasing the residency slots. Usually, the residency slots increases annually about couple of hundreds position but in the 2012, the situation will be the same, but about 4000 thousands extra AMG from MD and DO school are graduating due to the huge increase in the enrollment in 2007.

Here's an official article supporting this. Give me your thoughts guy. I might be wrong

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(09)00680-9/fulltext
The residency slots should be equally increasing.
Have a look at this article here
More Primary Health Care Residency Positions
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Default health reform can be affected!

TODAY, Republicans are winning the majority of HOUSE... I think health reform can be affected.
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i read your post lee
could you plz enlighten more on how many extra us med graduates will be applying in 2013..n how may residency seats are being increased..and if i want to apply for surgery after 2013 .are the chances very bleak?
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This year 2011-2012 will be the last year for prematch.

So I guess 2012-2013 will be much harder for IMG as programs will choose AMGs (which AMGs deserve since they are natives after all) as there are no more out-of-match positions...

Also surgery is much more competitive. IM and FM, especially, will be better choices for IMG unless u have strong connections
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I am hearing and reading. The match for 2013 will be nearly impossible for IMG's. Everyone needs to keep this in mind. Please read the articles. Is good to be positive but is better to be a realist
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hazimi, what about 2014 match??
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Also surgery is much more competitive. IM and FM, especially, will be better choices for IMG unless u have strong connections
Even IM is highly competitive this match. For instance, for every 4 psychiatry invitations you receive, you'll get only 1 IM invitation. That's based on what my friends and I have noticed in this season (which I'm participating in).
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haisook, did u just get invites from community programs? with such good scores??
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2013 is over, 2014 you better not apply.

Psychiatry needs 6-12 month of USCE and excellent communication skill. no accent at all to be ranked.
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PLz anybody knows anything would tell me, I'm an IMG starting my Step 1 study and planning to apply for 2013 match, i don't want to lose time and money for nothing.
Really? what I've heard about that there will be no place for the IMG the upcoming years due to increase of AMG and DO graduates???
on the other hand i hear that due to reform plans of Obama there will be huge increase in residencies specially IM and FM?
dont waist your time and money, IMG days are over.
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hazimi, can someone confirm this
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This year 2011-2012 will be the last year for prematch.

So I guess 2012-2013 will be much harder for IMG as programs will choose AMGs (which AMGs deserve since they are natives after all) as there are no more out-of-match positions...

Also surgery is much more competitive. IM and FM, especially, will be better choices for IMG unless u have strong connections
thank you for the post.one question :you said "unless you have a strong connections ",what do you mean by that??
can anyone in the USA help you if you want surgery residency??
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2013 is over, 2014 you better not apply.

Psychiatry needs 6-12 month of USCE and excellent communication skill. no accent at all to be ranked.
how are you know that?
or you are just typing.proof?
If that's right why IMG allowed to do USMLE (For fun)
remember the God will count every lie you tell and every future you will destroy by your lies

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everyone talking about connection in usa ll help you,..but how they help us in which thing,...can anyone enlighted that,...do reply
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