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I did nt match this year. I will have to re apply next year. Since i hv time is it worth to apply and get the california letter and apply to programs in california?
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I did nt match this year. I will have to re apply next year. Since i hv time is it worth to apply and get the california letter and apply to programs in california?
Yes is good. Also why did you not match. What are your marks. do you have USCE, do you have 4 US LOR, did you do a thesis. are you just applying to anything or specific.
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what is this california letter?
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what is this california letter?
California Letter (PTAL):

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hi california letter needs a social security no.
How can an img non citizen get one?
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hi california letter needs a social security no.
How can an img non citizen get one?
If an IMG is on any visa other then B1/B2, can apply for SSN.
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I read somewhere its not worth it. There are hardly any img friemdly prgs. Imgs do match but with splendid scores. N v strong cvs
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You know that in Indian medical schools as well as Egyptian , we didn't take 4 weeks of psychiatry as required by CA license board. In Egypt, we don't have family medicine department in most medical schools. I don't know what is the situation in India or Pakistan, but it may be similar so we will also be deficient in Family Medicine as CA requires 4 weeks of family medicine.

The application is expensive. It costs $ 500 + Biometrics fee + Fee for issuing certificates from your medical school. If some one has applied for PTAL and can tell us more about it, this would be helpful. I don't believe that it is that easy to take additional courses in FM or Psychiatry to compensate the deficiency in your credentials. They will NOT accept you if you just go to a US medical school and show them your deficiency letter telling them " Hey, give me some FM courses " , They will kick you out of the building,unless there are specific places, hospitals or schools that teach the deficient courses. In this situation, applying for PTAL is useless, time and money consuming + the aggravation.

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What are the IMG friendly residency programs in california?
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