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Old 07-11-2013
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Question Surgery Residency for IMG

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Does anyone know what makes an IMG suitable for getting selected in surgery in US?
what scores are needed n what type of resume one will need?
How can one get externhip in US?

I have been told that it is quite impossible to get surgery or orthopedics in us for an this the actual Scenario?
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Nothing is impossible when it comes to residencies in the US.

A competitive residency just needs a perfect application, good contacts (not family or friends, but people you impress while working with during electives, research, or prelim), and a bit of luck.

Surgery isn't imposibble at all, it's very difficulty but doable. A lot usually start out with a pre-lim year and then match into a categorical program.

Orthopedics...hmm. Much more difficult than surgery! I know a couple of IMGs who matched into orthopedics, but it was mostly luck to be honest. It's usually being in the right place at the right time kind of thing. Where a slot opens up and they need an immediate substitue. This empty slot is filled up with someone they know and is working with them and already has a perfect application and ready to go.
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surgery is not that competitive as it seems , my senior with 230s in both steps and 8 months of observership cum research matched into a prelim and based on how to work you can be continued next year . but again you need those 8 months or 1 year of research to make contacts and get through .

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Thanks for your views........Does anyone know where one can hopefully get externship / observership in surgery or ortho pedics ..i mean which place is most likely to accept an img........Please give me the names where i should apply............
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