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I'm sorry, but this smells an awful lot like BS. You received an invite for an interview from a program, but don't know the name of the program or where it is? That doesn't really make sense to me.

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I would suggest marking these as rejections for anyone who hasn't heard from one of these programs.

Methodist Health System Dallas: All invites for current match sent out. will not be sending any more invites.
University of South Alabama: All invites for current match sent out. will not be sending any more invites.

Again this is not to discourage anyone here. Everyone is better off focusing their resources on the remaining programs on their applied to lists.
I would also suggest marking the following programs down as rejections:

Emory: Apparently their policy is not to invite IMGs for categorical interviews and any prelim positions are allocated to those doing research in their department
Thomas Jefferson: Not inviting IMGs this year

Hang in their guys. Looks like it's going to be a tough match this year!
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Who did you get this info from? I would only believe it if it is from program director


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I would also suggest marking the following programs down as rejections:

Emory: Apparently their policy is not to invite IMGs for categorical interviews and any prelim positions are allocated to those doing research in their department
Thomas Jefferson: Not inviting IMGs this year

Hang in their guys. Looks like it's going to be a tough match this year!
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Who did you get this info from? I would only believe it if it is from program director
Straight from the program directors mouth I'm afraid (I emailed to check on my app)
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Hey guys please add me to your google doc. I just began the proces of appplying through ERAS and I dont care if Im late Im still gonna give it a shot. I just got the results of my cs last week, but ECFMG is still verifying my credentials. Anyways just wanted to gather some info. Im gonna apply to some programs this week even if Im still waiting on my ECFMG certification.
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Anyone going to the prelim interview at Johns Hopkins in December?
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Hey guys,
Caribbean IMG here. Step 1 241, step 2 256, graduated this year, 2 publications, 11 research posters and presentation. Applying for GS only. So far rejection from Wash U, NY Columbia, UMD, UIC, SLU, Georgetown and Abington.
Interviews from Providence in MI and UPenn, both prelim.
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Prelim interview at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester). I hear Minnesota's pretty cold this time of the year!
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Categorical interview: St Agnes, Baltimore
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Dude i wouldnt consider you pure img like rest of us.
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Prelim interview at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester). I hear Minnesota's pretty cold this time of the year!
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Dude i wouldn't consider you pure img like rest of us.
Because of the Cat IV at St. Agnes and Baltimore?
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Because of the Cat IV at St. Agnes and Baltimore?
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All the IMGs are in the same boat. I could care less of your opinion about "pure" imgs. Ignore my posts in the future.
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All the IMGs are in the same boat. I could care less of your opinion about "pure" imgs. Ignore my posts in the future.
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Congrats dude and best of luck! Where was your IV?

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Sheep man, just got done with my first iv!

Im so tired now!

I felt like Ive had some good competition, but mostly - awkward fokks, who lacked the common sence!

No quizes, no technical questions, just nice talking with surgeons who were also students in the past...
U know what Im sayin?
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Rejections:
Abington, Wayne State, Miller School, Thomas Jefferson.

Everyone said IMGs start getting IVs after mid October. All I've started getting are double rejections per day. Life sucks!

JJacobs: Stop trolling. You have not even given Step 2. What so you want to join the spreadsheet for?
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How is he trolling? He's interested in seeing how other IMGs fare in the match to give him an idea of what to expect when he applies next year. There's no need to adopt this nepotistic attitude, whereby you dictate who gets to join the list and who doesn't.

Also, FYI, it's "You have not even taken Step 2." The phrase "you have not given" an exam doesn't make sense.

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Everyone said IMGs start getting IVs after mid October. All I've started getting are double rejections per day. Life sucks!

JJacobs: Stop trolling. You have not even given Step 2. What so you want to join the spreadsheet for?
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All the IMGs are in the same boat. I could care less of your opinion about "pure" imgs. Ignore my posts in the future.
I would be worried if i were you and did not receive any cat position IVs. Carribean grads have 2 years USCE under their belt and thats why i dont consider you as a an IMG. Good luck
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Abington, Wayne State, Miller School, Thomas Jefferson.

Everyone said IMGs start getting IVs after mid October. All I've started getting are double rejections per day. Life sucks!

JJacobs: Stop trolling. You have not even given Step 2. What so you want to join the spreadsheet for?
I ll update our documnt later today with new IVs . This week has been crazy , alot of rejections.
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I ll update our documnt later today with new IVs . This week has been crazy , alot of rejections.


I am still waiting to be added to the list..
11 rejections so far....2 ack email
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11 rejections so far....2 ack email
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How is he trolling? He's interested in seeing how other IMGs fare in the match to give him an idea of what to expect when he applies next year. There's no need to adopt this nepotistic attitude, whereby you dictate who gets to join the list and who doesn't.

Also, FYI, it's "You have not even taken Step 2." The phrase "you have not given" an exam doesn't make sense.
we all who are interested are watching this thread quietly, worrying can we match like this, can we match like that.
Thanks to these guys who post here we have some info that helps us next year.
so please stop this irritating talks. and if you just cant encourage them at least don't get on everyone's nerves.
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Guys, what do u call an "acknowledgement" email?

Like when they say - thank you sir, you are great and bla bla bla, but now we are booked and will let you know if something pops up?

I got one email like that and few rejections so far (all rejections are the same as the ones mentioned by others in this thread)
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I think it's a nice way of saying, "We've already sent out all of our interview invites so we won't be calling you for interview. However, we'll add you to a waiting list in case someone cancels"

I wouldn't expect anything, but at least it isn't an outright rejection! Good luck.

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Like when they say - thank you sir, you are great and bla bla bla, but now we are booked and will let you know if something pops up?

I got one email like that and few rejections so far (all rejections are the same as the ones mentioned by others in this thread)
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I think it's a nice way of saying, "We've already sent out all of our interview invites so we won't be calling you for interview. However, we'll add you to a waiting list in case someone cancels"

I wouldn't expect anything, but at least it isn't an outright rejection! Good luck.

Surg Reg have you noticed that you ve been all negative in this forum? I know u re trying to be as ''realistic'' as possible. But be careful how u go about it...I'm just saying. it is not ''written in stone'' that ack email means any particular set of information undertone or otherwise...what u ve just blobbed out is definitely the extreme of a spectrum of possibilities. It might just simply mean a courteous acknowledgement of receipt of your application. I know it is your opinion.....be careful, cos it sounds off inflammatory.
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Surg Reg have you noticed that you ve been all negative in this forum? I know u re trying to be as ''realistic'' as possible. But be careful how u go about it...I'm just saying. it is not ''written in stone'' that ack email means any particular set of information undertone or otherwise...what u ve just blobbed out is definitely the extreme of a spectrum of possibilities. It might just simply mean a courteous acknowledgement of receipt of your application. I know it is your opinion.....be careful, cos it sounds off inflammatory.
I believe you are mistaken. The OP clearly indicated that the e-mail said "now we are booked and will let you know if something pops up". That isn't a simple acknowledgment or me 'blobbing out' an extreme scneario. That is a clear indication that all of the program's interview invites have been sent out and that, unfortunately, the OP wasn't shortlisted in the initial batch. However, many programs maintain a waiting list due to people cancelling interviews later on in the season, and there is a slim chance that they might be able to fit him in as a result of this.
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How is he trolling? He's interested in seeing how other IMGs fare in the match to give him an idea of what to expect when he applies next year. There's no need to adopt this nepotistic attitude, whereby you dictate who gets to join the list and who doesn't.

Also, FYI, it's "You have not even taken Step 2." The phrase "you have not given" an exam doesn't make sense.
LOL, the given would be a direct translation from my mother tongue. Thanks for pointing it out.

In the meantime, got 8 more rejections.. What sucks is I got a rejection through Interview Broker. Can anyone imagine, opening a mail that looks like an Invite to read a curt rejection note?

I'm scared I'm getting used to the rejection mails.
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LOL, the given would be a direct translation from my mother tongue. Thanks for pointing it out.

In the meantime, got 8 more rejections.. What sucks is I got a rejection through Interview Broker. Can anyone imagine, opening a mail that looks like an Invite to read a curt rejection note?

I'm scared I'm getting used to the rejection mails.
My email has been really quiet... I'm feeling paranoic. No rejections, or invitations. What should I think???
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LOL, the given would be a direct translation from my mother tongue. Thanks for pointing it out.

In the meantime, got 8 more rejections.. What sucks is I got a rejection through Interview Broker. Can anyone imagine, opening a mail that looks like an Invite to read a curt rejection note?

I'm scared I'm getting used to the rejection mails.
Yeah i thought it was an invite aswell.:/
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My email has been really quiet... I'm feeling paranoic. No rejections, or invitations. What should I think???
I have had around 30 responses - incl both IVs and rejections.
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I have had around 30 responses - incl both IVs and rejections.
I have received 14 out of 93 applications. One IV, one AK, the rest is history
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Rejections !!

Carilion Clinic, VA

MedStar Washington Hospital Center General Surgery Residency Program

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital General Surgery Residency Program

Inova Fairfax Hospital

University of
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University of Tennessee College of Medicine
in Chattanooga

University of South Alabama.

University of Maryland General Surgery Residency Program

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus Department of Surgery

Abington Memorial Hospital.

Washington University School of Medicine

Providence Hospital and Medical Centers

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia

Wayne State University

Gundersen Medical Foundation

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Cincinnati

Ohio State University

Tulane University
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yeah, I know Im late but I just sent my first 10 applications to programs yesterday and Im sending 10 more today. Im not applying to 100+ programs. I have been researching and no way Im gonna send appl to programs that dont have IMGs or have 1 IMG in the whole hospital. I dont have that kind of money. I bought the MAR list (not what I expected but hepls a little bit), compared it to FREIDA info, and the actual website of the program. sent emails to some programs asking about points that were not clear enough. got some responses. anyways, Im a 2007 graduate, applying late so I got very slim chances, but Im not afraid. there has to be some program out there that will give me a chance to proof myself to them.
Nobody added me to that google doc even thou I asked twice. but its alright. I just think some of the people in this forum should be less selfish and start providing some actual feedback like this guy that posted all of his rejections. actually his list is pretty much about the programs that MAR suggested as NON-IMG friendly.
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yeah, I know Im late but I just sent my first 10 applications to programs yesterday and Im sending 10 more today. Im not applying to 100+ programs. I have been researching and no way Im gonna send appl to programs that dont have IMGs or have 1 IMG in the whole hospital. I dont have that kind of money. I bought the MAR list (not what I expected but hepls a little bit), compared it to FREIDA info, and the actual website of the program. sent emails to some programs asking about points that were not clear enough. got some responses. anyways, Im a 2007 graduate, applying late so I got very slim chances, but Im not afraid. there has to be some program out there that will give me a chance to proof myself to them.
Nobody added me to that google doc even thou I asked twice. but its alright. I just think some of the people in this forum should be less selfish and start providing some actual feedback like this guy that posted all of his rejections. actually his list is pretty much about the programs that MAR suggested as NON-IMG friendly.
Send me your e-mail.... please.
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friends of mine are applying to IM and getting like 30 IVs...
I guess it must be the surgery thing...
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I guess it must be the surgery thing...
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238(1)/251(1)/cs pass(1)/YOG 2007/us citizen/1 yr USCE/no research/4 LOR(all surgeons, 2 chiefs of surgery at private hospitals).
a lot of programs have YOG cut off criteria. in this regard, MAR is pretty accurate. I called/emailed come programs and they confirmed adhering to their YOG cut off criteria. even thou I graduated in 2007 I had been practicing as a general physician in the country where I graduated but they do not seem to care. too bad.
Do not dispair guys! I have called programs whose secretaries have not even started looking at applications! (not many of course).
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Do not dispair guys! I have called programs whose secretaries have not even started looking at applications! (not many of course).
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yesterday !!
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Carilion Clinic, VA

MedStar Washington Hospital Center General Surgery Residency Program

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital General Surgery Residency Program

Inova Fairfax Hospital

University of
Chicago

University of Tennessee College of Medicine
in Chattanooga

University of South Alabama.

University of Maryland General Surgery Residency Program

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus Department of Surgery

Abington Memorial Hospital.


Washington University School of Medicine

Providence Hospital and Medical Centers

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia

Wayne State University

Gundersen Medical Foundation

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Cincinnati

Ohio State University

Tulane University

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I believe you are mistaken. The OP clearly indicated that the e-mail said "now we are booked and will let you know if something pops up". That isn't a simple acknowledgment or me 'blobbing out' an extreme scneario. That is a clear indication that all of the program's interview invites have been sent out and that, unfortunately, the OP wasn't shortlisted in the initial batch. However, many programs maintain a waiting list due to people cancelling interviews later on in the season, and there is a slim chance that they might be able to fit him in as a result of this.

I am so sorry SurgReg. Pardon me. I answerd that post form my tablet and for some weird reason the very post you were answering did not appear on my screen..
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Carilion Clinic VA

Georgetown Univ Hospital

St Louis University Hospital

Univ of Maryland

Southern Illinois University Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Wayne Stat Univ Hospital

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Univ of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines

Abington Memorial Hosp

University of Kansas, Wichita

Univ of Cincinnati Medical Center

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Tulane University

Carolinas Healthcare

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ugh! that feeling. got My first rejection today from Providence, MI.
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i'm going to the prelim interview in Johns, the 9th!
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i'm going to the prelim interview in Johns, the 9th!
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Georgetown Uni
Uni of Chicago
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Has anyone heard from Yale yet? I can never get through to their program coordinator (despite e-mailing and calling). Since they've already started interviewing I think they're probably silently rejecting everyone....
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Nope. nothing yet
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Carilion Clinic VA

Georgetown Univ Hospital

St Louis University Hospital

Univ of Maryland

Southern Illinois University Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Wayne Stat Univ Hospital

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Univ of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines

Abington Memorial Hosp

University of Kansas, Wichita

Univ of Cincinnati Medical Center

Ohio State University

Tulane University

Carolinas Healthcare

Henry Ford Hospital
Mine are pretty much the same -/+ 5.
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I have 10 rejections, 1 acknowledgement and 1 IV

Thats after 1.5 months in the match.

Pretty sheetty if you ask me
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Hey guys,

So how late can we expect the interview invites to come out?? Do they send them as late as Dec or is there going to be a time limit for it?? And are there seperate interviews for prelim and categorical positions?

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This week began with 3 rejections in a day.
So far 1 IV: UIC Metro Gp Hosp, where I must have met some of you but wouldn't know who was who!

Rejections:
Inova fairfax
Med Center of Central GA/ Mercer Univ
Detroit Med Center/ Wayne State Univ
Carolinas Med Center
Dartmouth Hitchcock
Thomas Jefferson Univ
Florida Hosp Med Center
Univ of Miami Miller School
Univ of Chicago
Southern IL Univ
Univ of Kansas (Wichita)
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Univ of Marylans
Univ of Cincinnati
Ohio State Univ
Abington Memorial
Univ of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Carilion Clinic
Univ of Wisconsin

My list would appear weird to some of you who did your research but I had initially applied to only Categorical/ Univ programs and then added some better programs.

Good luck to all of us! I am depressed and scared.
People with my kind of scores are choosing which IM IVs they want to go to but who wants to be a physician! I wouldn't have worked for anything more than 240 if I wanted IM..
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Just something I noticed:

13 out of the 19 programs that sent me rejections did not even look at my application since they retrieved it the day I submitted the application.
The only thing they saw was the profile, which essentially has my Visa Status!
So scores don't matter to these guys.

PC of a community program I got rejection from told me that they had "very specific requirements for the program" (without elaborating) which I did not fit and hung up on me. Yes, I was thrilled.
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Just something I noticed:

13 out of the 19 programs that sent me rejections did not even look at my application since they retrieved it the day I submitted the application.
The only thing they saw was the profile, which essentially has my Visa Status!
So scores don't matter to these guys.

PC of a community program I got rejection from told me that they had "very specific requirements for the program" (without elaborating) which I did not fit and hung up on me. Yes, I was thrilled.

we both have similar amount of rejection out of which 12 are from same programs. You might have a valid point about the visa status thing.
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Rejection: Johns Hopkins ... It was expected but can't say I'm not disappointed.
And they had a really long apologetic rejection note! Like it makes any difference whatsoever!
@Gdoc I might have just undone you in the Rejections race LOL
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Rejection: Johns Hopkins ... It was expected but can't say I'm not disappointed.
And they had a really long apologetic rejection note! Like it makes any difference whatsoever!
@Gdoc I might have just undone you in the Rejections race LOL

LOL, no man i got the rejection email too from Johns Hopkins like 3 hours ago moreover I dont have any invite yet. So i'm still topping the list UNFORTUNATELY!
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Just something I noticed:

13 out of the 19 programs that sent me rejections did not even look at my application since they retrieved it the day I submitted the application.
The only thing they saw was the profile, which essentially has my Visa Status!
So scores don't matter to these guys.

PC of a community program I got rejection from told me that they had "very specific requirements for the program" (without elaborating) which I did not fit and hung up on me. Yes, I was thrilled.
hey man Im sorry to tell you this but part of the reason you are discouraged is because it seems like you didnīt do your RESEARCHING PROGRAMS homework. Just to give you an example, I just read in the Univ. Of Maryland website that they do not sponsor visas. they would only train people with J1 visas and above. So in my opinion ALL of your rejections are expected. those are all programs where you have a very small chance of getting a position. You have great scores but scores are just a filter, a part of the equation. I have a friend who matched in CATEGORICAL in california with lower scores than yours. But he had so many other attributes. (US citizen, excellent MSPE, a lot of research) You graduated in 2008. that automatically filters you out of many programs, thatīs why they reject you before even seeing your application. So donīt feel bad. you just dont meet their criteria but there are other programs that dont have the same standars and those programs will call you for an interview. remember, many programs will still be sending out invitations in november so hold on tight and keep the spirits up. this is when you have to ask yourself if surgery is what you really want and how much are you willing to sacrifice for it.
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Does anyone have any idea how many people Johns Hopkins interviews for Prelim positions?
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lol, and i got a cartegorical rejection from them.

Meanwhile, I got an IV from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center..
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hey man Im sorry to tell you this but part of the reason you are discouraged is because it seems like you didnīt do your RESEARCHING PROGRAMS homework. Just to give you an example, I just read in the Univ. Of Maryland website that they do not sponsor visas. they would only train people with J1 visas and above. So in my opinion ALL of your rejections are expected. those are all programs where you have a very small chance of getting a position. You have great scores but scores are just a filter, a part of the equation. I have a friend who matched in CATEGORICAL in california with lower scores than yours. But he had so many other attributes. (US citizen, excellent MSPE, a lot of research) You graduated in 2008. that automatically filters you out of many programs, thatīs why they reject you before even seeing your application. So donīt feel bad. you just dont meet their criteria but there are other programs that dont have the same standars and those programs will call you for an interview. remember, many programs will still be sending out invitations in november so hold on tight and keep the spirits up. this is when you have to ask yourself if surgery is what you really want and how much are you willing to sacrifice for it.
Hi,
Thanks for the elaboration but it so happens that I do know my limitations.
My scores are in the transcript, my YoG in my Application and my profile has my visa status. All I noticed was the programs accessing only the profile.

I didn't go in without any research. I made a list of programs in early August. At that time Univ MD did have J1 visa sponsorship on it's policies page. I have written to and called programs to confirm these things and many of them did respond. Anyways, I must confess my research may not be as thorough as a lot of you here.
Does it matter? I'm done with what I could do and it's all I could have done.
As you say, November still hold some hope.

In the meantime the following Rejections were added (including 3 since today morning already):
Harlem Hosp
Cleveland Clinic, FL
St Barnabas
Virginia Mason
Mayo Clinic, AZ

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I think thats what they call an acknowledgement. Got exact same emails today as you did.
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Morristown NJ

On a side note: The PC at Mayo AZ was the kindest PC I communicated with.
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Fourth Rejection!

Morristown NJ

On a side note: The PC at Mayo AZ was the kindest PC I communicated with.

I am on my number 5! Making a total of 29 rejections
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I wouldn't get too down about this. I spoke to the PC and she informed me that they weren't interviewing IMGs this year!
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Tons of rejections but 5 ivs so far. Harlem hospital categorical.
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Thanks man, im 100% i met you in chicago but i guess you were too shy to step out of the forum .
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Thanks man, im 100% i met you in chicago but i guess you were too shy to step out of the forum .
I am also 100% I met you in Chicago. I have a fair idea who you are but nobody was asking who we were so just kept quiet.
I am not really so outgoing that's why never was able to build any contacts even in my externships
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I am also 100% I met you in Chicago. I have a fair idea who you are but nobody was asking who we were so just kept quiet.
I am not really so outgoing that's why never was able to build any contacts even in my externships
you need to change your strategies man if you want to enter residency here in US. Swallow your shyness amd go for it. its all about networking here in this country.
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you need to change your strategies man if you want to enter residency here in US. Swallow your shyness amd go for it. its all about networking here in this country.
I understand that and I'm trying but "old" people don't change so easily.
I must have been conspicuous for being the one person who didn't really talk unless necessary. There were some really outgoing people there.
I am watching and learning. Hoping to do better at a later IV, if I get any.
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I understand that and I'm trying but "old" people don't change so easily.
I must have been conspicuous for being the one person who didn't really talk unless necessary. There were some really outgoing people there.
I am watching and learning. Hoping to do better at a later IV, if I get any.
dont learn during ivs , i suggest you go out in your town and start talking to random ppl to loose those feelings. practice practice and even more practice.
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So I've decided to take a year off and do research to make myself a more competitive applicant for a general surgery program. My question is should I start my own project from scratch, or contact PI's and see what they're currently working on and work with them?
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So I've decided to take a year off and do research to make myself a more competitive applicant for a general surgery program. My question is should I start my own project from scratch, or contact PI's and see what they're currently working on and work with them?
I understand that you are asking for advices and guidance. Please don't spam this thread with your requests. I advice you to start a new thread under "IMG residency Match Forum" and as topic you can have "How can i increase my chances of matching into General Surgery".
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How u doing
I hope every one is getting IVs
I have got a single IV till now for prelim
So I will try to do my best in it
I know it is hard to match from a single IV but again all we need is a fair chance

Here my cred
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No USCE , 3 non US LOR , and a dean letter

So how the IVs are going with you guys ?
What is the main assessment ? Intellectual assessment or personal assessment !
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I hope every one is getting IVs
I have got a single IV till now for prelim
So I will try to do my best in it
I know it is hard to match from a single IV but again all we need is a fair chance

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No USCE , 3 non US LOR , and a dean letter

So how the IVs are going with you guys ?
What is the main assessment ? Intellectual assessment or personal assessment !
I would say intellectual.
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From many people experience
I believe that some PD look for applicants with good clinical knowledge and they keep asking medical questions in th IV like ,present a case and other medical questions

Other look for good easy goo personalities , and their IV would be like ,
what was your last read
, tell me about a challenge in your life ,
did you join any team work and did you encounter problems during the team work?
tell me about a mistake you did and how you dealt with it , if one if the residents is sick and you have to carry more responsibilities what would you do?
tell me about an ethical situation you encountered in the ICU and how you dealt with it. ?
tell me about the difference between being a medical student and an intern?


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From many people experience
I believe that some PD look for applicants with good clinical knowledge and they keep asking medical questions in th IV like ,present a case and other medical questions

Other look for good easy goo personalities , and their IV would be like ,
what was your last read
, tell me about a challenge in your life ,
did you join any team work and did you encounter problems during the team work?
tell me about a mistake you did and how you dealt with it , if one if the residents is sick and you have to carry more responsibilities what would you do?
tell me about an ethical situation you encountered in the ICU and how you dealt with it. ?
tell me about the difference between being a medical student and an intern?


What do you think guys
I think when it comes to IMGs, questions will end up being medical questions - they dont really have an objective way to assess how much we know. USMLE is USMLE- not really clinical knowledge.
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And the week begins
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Yepp this will be a loooong week...........
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I have a rejection for cat position at Massachusetts as well, but with the possibility of an IV for prelim... As I see it, the glass is half filled
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I think when it comes to IMGs, questions will end up being medical questions - they dont really have an objective way to assess how much we know. USMLE is USMLE- not really clinical knowledge.
Talking about interviews. I was wondering what the effect of not being ATLS certified would have on one's interview outcome. Jeopardize or no effect?
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Talking about interviews. I was wondering what the effect of not being ATLS certified would have on one's interview outcome. Jeopardize or no effect?
No effect..........................
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Hello everyone!

I applied late (Oct25th), got my CK result on the 9th and i wasnt going to applied this year, so i didnt ask for my LOR ahead on time. I know im super late, but for my sake i had to give it a shot to the prelim position, i didnt want to regret it later. I applied to cat too because it was the same price, but i know it is going to be super impossible.

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Rejection from Oregon Health and Sciences Uni (4hrs after i applied)
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Hello everyone!

I applied late (Oct25th), got my CK result on the 9th and i wasnt going to applied this year, so i didnt ask for my LOR ahead on time. I know im super late, but for my sake i had to give it a shot to the prelim position, i didnt want to regret it later. I applied to cat too because it was the same price, but i know it is going to be super impossible.

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Applied to 33 programs.

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Rejection from Oregon Health and Sciences Uni (4hrs after i applied)
Mass Genereal for the categorical too
You have solid creds, do you have any US Lor?
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oh yeah, i forgot. USCE in urgent care only 1 mo, but i will be doing an observer in jan-april in Surgery

1 US LOR but in Urgent care, 1 LOR from Norway and 1 LOR from Venezuela (plastic surgery both). I wanted to finish my Steps before starting surgery observer. And i wasnt counting on applying this year, because i didnt have no USCE in surgery or US surgery LOR.
But at the end i applied and now waiting if i can get a prelim. I will so happy!
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Same here with MGH
They said they don't know their prelim positions number yet !
Started to feel like a homeless waiting for the leftovers
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Same here with MGH
They said they don't know their prelim positions number yet !
Started to feel like a homeless waiting for the leftovers
What a negative position. You have the chance to train in a great program, be thankful for that. Like I said, two ways to see the glass: half empty or half filled.

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Same here with MGH
They said they don't know their prelim positions number yet !
Started to feel like a homeless waiting for the leftovers
Did you interview at UIC MGH?
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Did you interview at UIC MGH?
It wasn't an IV , it was the cat rejection from massachusetts general hospital , that most of us got

The UIC mGH , the university of Illinois metropolitan group ?! Did they send their IVs ? Didn't apply there this year ? I don't think I have a chance in a university program
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What a negative position. You have the chance to train in a great program, be thankful for that. Like I said, two ways to see the glass: half empty or half filled.

Think about it
Got a rejection from MGH as well. Looks like they just blanket rejected all IMGs?

If you look at their current PGY1 roster, there's two IMGs on there (and I'm guessing they're both non-designated prelims). So those of us who are lucky enough to be invited there for a prelim interview are gonna be competing for two or three spots. Let the games begin!!
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UPenn Prelim invite
Rejections from too many places :P
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Rejections from too many places :P
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