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now im medical student . I will receive my medical diploma in june 2013. my step 1 exam will be 30 april 2013
I have oppotunity to go to norway for two years for the following programme:
"Master degree Programme in international social welfare and health policy"
what u think can this programme help me in residency matching?
I have to decide until 18 april 2013...
I dont know what to do because I prepared so hard fot step 1 and dreamed about USA... and now I have opportunity to go to Norway.
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If you want to go to the US, the Masters is unquestionably not the best idea. The number of spots for IMGs is decreasing every year and competitiveness is increasing every year.
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If you want to go to the US, the Masters is unquestionably not the best idea. The number of spots for IMGs is decreasing every year and competitiveness is increasing every year.
I understant that competitiveness is increasing every year

but why Masters is not the best idea?

This programme all about research, and as i know research background is good for residency matching. (information from first aid)

ooh thats bad for me....
ok if pass step1 and receive my scores in may is it possible to match for 2014? i think no...or yes?)) if i cannot match for 2014 at least i can do master programme for 2 years and pass other steps of USMLE DURING THIS PERIOD to match. i can receive at least h1b (by passing step3 ) for increasing my chances...
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You have better alternatives to help you become a competitive residency applicant.

Research for college courses is different from research for publication in a medical journal.


Research is a type of Clinical Experience and can be used to help strengthen your application for residency. However, "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."

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