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Question Can I match for neuro??

Hi guys, I needed some help. Need advice on whether I have any chance to match for Neuro. Planning for the 2015 match.

I currently go to the American University of Antigua in my 3rd year, first rotation.
Step Score: 234
My grades in school are really good (not sure if that matters)

BUT the problem is Im a canadian citizen.. so I heard thats a big disadvantage.

Do I need to do some research to up my chances cuz of my citizenship?

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100000% matched. are you kidding us again.

do and get 230+ on step 2 ck, do 2 Neurology rotations. and you are set.

apply with Neuro lor, Surgery LOR and Radioloy LOR you are in. University of Missouri is great place to apply and get in.
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being a Canadian Citizen/ Permanant resident means you will nto be able to apply to program who dont sponsor Visa.
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100000% matched. are you kidding us again.

do and get 230+ on step 2 ck, do 2 Neurology rotations. and you are set.

apply with Neuro lor, Surgery LOR and Radioloy LOR you are in. University of Missouri is great place to apply and get in.

Thanks for the info, I just kept hearing that being a canadian citizen and an IMG really puts you at a disadvantage for the match because they know you're going back (which I dont intend to) but I guess with what youre saying it should be okay. I really want SUNY Buffalo or pretty much anything close to the border would be good.

I understand that I cant apply to the ones that dont sponsor visas but from what Ive heard from alot of canadians who've scored really good on their steps didnt get as many interviews compared to US citizens who scored the same or less. They say its mainly due to their citizen status.. dont know how true that is for everyone.
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Thanks for the info, I just kept hearing that being a canadian citizen and an IMG really puts you at a disadvantage for the match because they know you're going back (which I dont intend to) but I guess with what youre saying it should be okay. I really want SUNY Buffalo or pretty much anything close to the border would be good.

I understand that I cant apply to the ones that dont sponsor visas but from what Ive heard from alot of canadians who've scored really good on their steps didnt get as many interviews compared to US citizens who scored the same or less. They say its mainly due to their citizen status.. dont know how true that is for everyone.

you like Syracuse eh.

look buddy, you have to go back, is part of the J-1 rule, also no one will ask if your going back or not. like I said, I know friends on facebook this year who got Neuro being CAD gone to SGU and Americans who did not match in to neuro.

These people who tell you all this , are not your friends.

Friends are people who brought a bottle of crystal and had wild night celebrating your amazing score for being a CSA and scoring this high.

You are matched 10000%.

Plus anytime anyone asks or tells you about being in a disadvantage tell them this;

the American health care system works on having residents come in on J-1 Visa and leaving to Canada or India or iran or egypt.

As a Canadian you have an advantage of applying to CaRMS. the ultimate fun.


once again no disadvantage at all. haters will always be haters.

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you like Syracuse eh.

look buddy, you have to go back, is part of the J-1 rule, also no one will ask if your going back or not. like I said, I know friends on facebook this year who got Neuro being CAD gone to SGU and Americans who did not match in to neuro.

These people who tell you all this , are not your friends.

Friends are people who brought a bottle of crystal and had wild night celebrating you amazing score for being a CSA.

You are matched 10000%.

Plus anytime anyone asks or tells you about being in a disadvantage tell them this;

the American health care system works on having residents come in on J-1 Visa and leaving to Canada or India or iran or egypt.

As a Canadian you have an advantage of applying to CaRMS. the ultimate fun.


once again no disadvantage at all. haters will always be haters.

I have alottt to learn lol, wasnt always clear on how the J1 worked. Makes sense now, thanks for all the info - cleared my doubts
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Sorry to bug into your tread. I Have not been able to start a new tread.

Consequently, I have a similar question. However, my Step 1 Score: 211 (1st). I have not completed step 2 yet. I am a Caribbean Graduate, with USCE.

Question:
-Do I have a chance? It seems like most people apply have really great numbers.
-Should I not waste my chances applying to Neurology? Im trying to be practical here. I cannot be applying and losing my shot in a field where I might have a chance in.
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Hey,
Sorry to bug into your tread. I Have not been able to start a new tread.

Consequently, I have a similar question. However, my Step 1 Score: 211 (1st). I have not completed step 2 yet. I am a Caribbean Graduate, with USCE.

Question:
-Do I have a chance? It seems like most people apply have really great numbers.
-Should I not waste my chances applying to Neurology? Im trying to be practical here. I cannot be applying and losing my shot in a field where I might have a chance in.

very good chances make sure to do at least 3 electives in neuro
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Hey,
Sorry to bug into your tread. I Have not been able to start a new tread.

Consequently, I have a similar question. However, my Step 1 Score: 211 (1st). I have not completed step 2 yet. I am a Caribbean Graduate, with USCE.

Question:
-Do I have a chance? It seems like most people apply have really great numbers.
-Should I not waste my chances applying to Neurology? Im trying to be practical here. I cannot be applying and losing my shot in a field where I might have a chance in.
Study and do well for the step 2 CK and try to beat the mean.
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