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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.

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Old 08-30-2013
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I am an IMG graduated in 2010, I have passed USMLE step 1&2 ck with235+ in both and have not taken the CS yet, I hope to get matched in surgical residency program in US , I know it is competitive , I would like to know if getting a master degree from UK in surgical science would improve my chances in being matched in surgery programs or no? And are there any better alternatives to improve my chances?

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Yes. It helps. But not too much.

What helps more is USCE and research in surgery in USA with LoRs from USA and connections with surgery residency programs in the US.

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