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I am graduate of year 2003, I have done my specialist training in urology, but yet not cleared my final exam, I am planning to take USMLE steps.
what I am confused is that if I will start my usmle process , I will roughly be able to sit in match in 2015,
so at that time being a 12 year old graduate what are the chances of getting residency in USA.
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Even though its been a while since your graduation date, you have a chance to prove that you have been involved and practiced medicine during that time. This will increase your chance of matching. To be well prepared for 2015 match it really depends on how long it will take you to study for all the steps, because if you need visa then you need to take step 3 and be ECFMG certified.
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thanks for your reply, but I didn't get your point regarding step 3 and ecmfg certification for visa
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American graduates, citizens and green card holders can attain residency by only taking Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS before the match. Then they usually take Step 3 during residency. But foreign graduates in need of visa from the hospital must take Step 3 prior to matching in order for the hospitals to give them the J1 or H1b visas.
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American graduates, citizens and green card holders can attain residency by only taking Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS before the match. Then they usually take Step 3 during residency. But foreign graduates in need of visa from the hospital must take Step 3 prior to matching in order for the hospitals to give them the J1 or H1b visas.

well dear here is a twist scenario, I recently got immigration of Canada and I am planning to move to Canada, so when I will be in Canada I cannot work as a doctor until I pass Canadian steps.
and if I move to Canada and if I assume that I will pass my usmle step 1 step 2 ck cs and sit in match in 2015, so what will be my fate regarding my graduation time, and for next two years out of touch of hospital
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I suppose you want to stick with Urology, am I right? If so, I think it's much harder than IM, which is my case. But, anyway, I am also a 10 y old graduate and I think that PDs definitely dont like people who have more than 10 YOG. But they care less if you have proof experience. (national board certification, residency...)

I applied to IM last friday and so far I got 3 interviews in very good places.
So, if you really want to do it, worry about having no gaps on your cv, decent step scores, usce and no attempts.
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and you DON'T NEED STEP 3 FOR J1.
only h1b requires step 3.
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and you DON'T NEED STEP 3 FOR J1.
only h1b requires step 3.
thanks for your valuable reply, what is PD? well i will prefer to pursue for urology after passing usmle,but i can also go for others. at the moment i am worryingonly about the gap which is goingto be happen after i move to Canada and the time when i will sit for match, i am in puzzle what to do with that gap and if not filled that gap with hospital work how bad it gonna effect my match
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