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Help My credentials & Match2014 .. need suggestions!

I am an old IMG, graduate of 2007.

Step1 235
Step2 225
CS Passed
Step3 202
All exams in first attempts.
Visa - Needed
USCE - 3month Externship (Community Hospital,Not residency program affiliated)
Clinical research- 6 months (University Hospital)
Publications- Expected 1 ( before I will apply)
Post-Graduation- 2 year clinical experience in home country

I applied this year in IM only, match2013 and got half a dozen IVs, 3 were with contacts but couldn't match.
I am getting so disappointed as I know My credentials and application is not outstanding but I really want to pursue my dream.
I need to know what to do from now for next match,suggestions,positive critic or help is appreciated.
JAZAKALLAH!!!
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I'm really sorry to hear that you didn't match and looking at your credentials, I know you worked really hard. I'm in the same boat myself and now I'm wondering if I'll ever match.

How many times have you tried applying for the match so far? Plus there could be a number of reasons for not matching, including poor performance in the interviews and sometimes just bad luck. Unfortunately this match process is pretty much a number's game and it's something we really have no control over.

I'm looking forward to connect with IMGs who didn't match this year so if you're interested you can send me your email and we can go from there. I'm also pursuing IM.

Good luck and stay strong.
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I am an old IMG, graduate of 2007.

Step1 235
Step2 225
CS Passed
Step3 202
All exams in first attempts.
Visa - Needed
USCE - 3month Externship (Community Hospital,Not residency program affiliated)
Clinical research- 6 months (University Hospital)
Publications- Expected 1 ( before I will apply)
Post-Graduation- 2 year clinical experience in home country

I applied this year in IM only, match2013 and got half a dozen IVs, 3 were with contacts but couldn't match.
I am getting so disappointed as I know My credentials and application is not outstanding but I really want to pursue my dream.
I need to know what to do from now for next match,suggestions,positive critic or help is appreciated.
JAZAKALLAH!!!

your cv aint bad, try again in the next match.you ll succeed inshallah
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yours credential look pretty good for IM.. Did you apply late or something?
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yours credential look pretty good for IM.. Did you apply late or something?
Yes I applied late in first week of October and also that time I didn't had my step 3 which I had after ROL was submitted.
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Really good scores. What stinks is that now they know you were in the last match, are a repeat applicant and will ask you about what you have done this year. Any new clinical experience? Stay away from gaps!
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Really good scores. What stinks is that now they know you were in the last match, are a repeat applicant and will ask you about what you have done this year. Any new clinical experience? Stay away from gaps!
hmmm... What you think I should do? I am planning to get more US LORs, as last time I had only one. What else I should do?

Thanks guys for your inputs..
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Hi there,
I am an IMG graduated in 2008.
Step 1 217
Step 2 Ck 213
Step 2 CS pass
Step 3 to be taken in June
Research experience 1 yr
No USCE
NO visa issues

I applied both in IM and FM programs this year but just received 3 interviews in total. I am really worried about my chances in match 2014. Need suggestions...
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what about you braineedoc, did you apply late, few programs or w/out ecfmg certification?
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i applied on september 22nd and yeah i applied only to 71 IM programs and 10 FM programs
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I am in the same boat guys
YOG 2011
step 1 228
step 2 237
CS at first attempt
step 3 in a month or so
2 months observership and 2 US LORs
applied late(mid october) in IM
did not receive a single IV which is so depressing
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Applying for US Medical Residency is becoming more competitive each year to say the least.

It is therefore extremely important to understand what residency programs expect from applicants and what the majority of medical students and graduates are doing to secure residency.


"Non-clinical graduate work, such as research or observerships, does not qualify as clinical experience."
http://www.nymcphelpsresidency.org/residency/guidelines

"Despite student perceptions that research in medical school is an essential ingredient for a successful application to residency, our findings indicate that research experience ranks low among selection criteria when all specialties are grouped together. The NRMP also found that research experience in medical school did not differ significantly among U.S. seniors who matched in their specialties of choice and those who did not.1 This was consistent across competitive and noncompetitive specialties. It should be noted, however, that in our survey, program directors in particularly competitive specialties (radiation oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and dermatology) ranked research experience highly (Table 3). It may be that when all other selection criteria are outstanding among applicants to a particular specialty, research experience or research publications may help discriminate candidates."

Reference: http://journals.lww.com/academicmedi...s_of_a.24.aspx


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