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Does it matter from any university I graduated when applying for the Match?
cuz I've heard a lot of issue about this & I don't know even if anyone in the US knows about my university
note :I found my college here https://imed.faimer.org/details.asp?...51010&psize=25
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Yes. Gradautes from Western Europe (UK, Germany...etc) are ranked superior. Some universities in Asia help you like American University in Beirut (AUB). Others may, again may, help are Aga Khan in Pakistan and All Indian institute in India. Also, if graduates from your university have a great reputation and trend at a program, then it helps at that program.
Nevertheless, if you are superior and stellar applicant, with top grades, very high USMLEs like 260s, 270s, 280s, publications and letters, then you would match at an elite and top program whatever your university is.
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Yes. Gradautes from Western Europe (UK, Germany...etc) are ranked superior. Some universities in Asia help you like American University in Beirut (AUB). Others may, again may, help are Aga Khan in Pakistan and All Indian institute in India. Also, if graduates from your university have a great reputation and trend at a program, then it helps at that program.
Nevertheless, if you are superior and stellar applicant, with top grades, very high USMLEs like 260s, 270s, 280s, publications and letters, then you would match at an elite and top program whatever your university is.
That's scary
So in my condition I think nobody knows my university in the US , I'm going to start my preparation soon and I 'll do my best.
that's issue worry me So what do you see ?
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does not matter where u graduate from, but matters who you know in the us
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Salam ya Sawwal. It seems I was not clear enough. Those universities I listed give you advantage over other international graduates. Since you don't attend any of them, you would been seen typical normal applicant. Again and Again, if you have great scores and a well rounded application then you will match at top universities.

sardarji mentioned a point that I need to explain. Connections are important but it is overestimated by IMGs. Knowing a resident or saying hi to professor is not a real connection. Strong connection is you prove yourself to be great when you rotate at that place so the physician who writes your letter can bat on your behalf and be a real connection because you are great. No nepotism!
But if you know a resident at a low tier program then this would help you to match at that program. So weak connections work at low tier universities and low profile programs.
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Salam ya Sawwal. It seems I was not clear enough. Those universities I listed give you advantage over other international graduates. Since you don't attend any of them, you would been seen typical normal applicant. Again and Again, if you have great scores and a well rounded application then you will match at top universities.

sardarji mentioned a point that I need to explain. Connections are important but it is overestimated by IMGs. Knowing a resident or saying hi to professor is not a real connection. Strong connection is you prove yourself to be great when you rotate at that place so the physician who writes your letter can bat on your behalf and be a real connection because you are great. No nepotism!
But if you know a resident at a low tier program then this would help you to match at that program. So weak connections work at low tier universities and low profile programs.
wa alaikum assalam
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If you don't mind I've 3 Qs :
1- I know a IM resident at cleveland clinic , what can he offer for me ?!
2- I have a graduation research, it is must to graduate from my college.
So, in anyway, can this research provide any benefit for my CV?
3- As i know the English language is one of the many factors that PDs focus on, and mine not that's good , nobody arounds me I can practise with, so I'm in trouble, if you faced this problem, can you advise ?
I know I'm wasting your time
I really appreaciate your help, thank you
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Does it matter from any university I graduated when applying for the Match?
cuz I've heard a lot of issue about this & I don't know even if anyone in the US knows about my university
note :I found my college here https://imed.faimer.org/details.asp?...51010&psize=25

it does not matter
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wa alaikum assalam
What a Relief !

If you don't mind I've 3 Qs :
1- I know a IM resident at cleveland clinic , what can he offer for me ?!
2- I have a graduation research, it is must to graduate from my college.
So, in anyway, can this research provide any benefit for my CV?
3- As i know the English language is one of the many factors that PDs focus on, and mine not that's good , nobody arounds me I can practise with, so I'm in trouble, if you faced this problem, can you advise ?
I know I'm wasting your time
I really appreaciate your help, thank you
1-If you know him very well, then scoring very high in USMLEs with just observership at Cleveland clinic for 1-2 months will guarantee a residency there-given you do a great job in your observership in the internal medicine department there. Cleveland clinic is very IMG friendly and overestimated by the IMG world that it is a great for internal medicine residency. It does not exceed being mid-good tier internal medicine residency program (probably ranked in 40-50). Fellowship is a different story.
Be aware that the main branch is in Ohio because there is a very small branch in Florida that has a residency program too.

2- Yes, it will help. However, you need to get it published, preferred at PubMed indexed journal. When you apply for a residency, there is a field for publications where you enter the PMID#. You DO need to have several publications, with very high USMLEs and hands on sub-internships/electives at great institutions, to match at great institutions of top 30.

3- You don't need to have American accent! Accent is not a problem and if your English is so bad you would not pass the Step 2 CS exam. Don't fear that much. If you feel you are so bad in English, then try to watch many american movies, TV shows, CNN...so you can hear correct American English. Also, your English will dramatically improved after you do couple of months of electives/ sub-internships

Kol al-tawfeeq insh' Allah
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