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Hi everyone,

I'm a second year medical school in Malaysia who is transferring to Dalhousie Medical School in Canada for clerkship years. I am planning to take USMLE steps and go to the USA for my residency.

So, I was wondering if international medical graduates (neither Canadian nor American) who graduated from Canadian med school are considered as AMG? or are we still in IMG category??

And does it increase the chances of me getting into a residency program if i am inside AMG category??

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Default Who will give the Diploma?

Who's going to give you the Diploma? If it is your Malaysia college then you are not going to be considerd and AMG.
However, a clerkship in Canada is certainly a big plus for you but you won't be in the AMG category you will be something like the Caribbean
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hey YoramFishke..Thanks for the reply.

Well, I will receive a MD degree from Canada university. My current university (International Medical University) in Malaysia has partner medical schools in the UK, Australia, and Canada. The pre-clinical years are done in Malaysia after which students are transferred to respective partner medicals overseas for the clinical years. And we will get degree from the partner medical unis.

so, if i am not a citizen of US, but i hold a Canadian MD, am i considered as AMG?
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Yes. absolutely
You will be considered an AMG without any doubts.
It's about med school, it's not about citizenship.

For example, US citizen who graduate from India are considered IMGs. Likewise, you will be considered an AMG and your origin and nationality does not matter.

You will have very good chance in matching in a good specialty if you get high USMLE Scores
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omg! i'm so glad to hear that...thanks for the info...

if i wanna get into surgical residency, around how much do i need to get for my step 1??

and i heard step 1 is more impt than step 2 CK? is it true?
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omg! i'm so glad to hear that...thanks for the info...

if i wanna get into surgical residency, around how much do i need to get for my step 1??

and i heard step 1 is more impt than step 2 CK? is it true?
You need to get above 95 to get into surgical residency.

Yes, Step 1 score is more important, for details read here Why USMLE Step 1 Score is more important than USMLE Step 2 Score
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