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I read somewhere that from 2015 onwards, IMG students will not be offered residency in US.

Is it true?
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Where did you read this? Anywho, highly doubt that this is true. I can't think of any possible logical reason for them to make such a wild and drastic change in policy, and im sure the ECFMG would be quick to inform everyone about this, considering the whole point of their organization is to facilitate the process of IMGs becoming licensed US doctors.

Anyways, I wouldn't stress out about this. If there was any truth to this rumor I'm sure it would be a major topic that everyone and their mother is talking about on every single step 1 forum.
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These rumours have been going on for years . Yes there might be more competition in the coming years for IMGs , but that means we should try to get good scores and improve our CVs and be the good candidate
So in Marlon brando's words " GIVE THEM A CV THEY CANT REFUSE"
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What happened is that US medical schools have significantly increased their enrollment recently, while residency positions have remained almost unchanged for the last 15 years or so. This means that there will be more competition from american medical graduates, and even less competitive programs will be able to get Americans if they want to.
One more thing, I've heard that some american medical students are calling the gap between applicants and positions "the jaws of death". I think they exaggerate, we foreigners have been facing much harder odds for years and still did not come up with such a dramatic name for it.

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http://www.medicalopedia.org/4423/us...starting-2014/
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Did you even take some time to track the bills to see how far they have gotten into congress?
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it would be comparatively less...but not cut out completely not possible... A PD in Detroit, michigan told me directly that his program is not taking anymore IMGs starting this year... not even an interview...
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it would be comparatively less...but not cut out completely not possible... A PD in Detroit, michigan told me directly that his program is not taking anymore IMGs starting this year... not even an interview...
Meh! Who needs Detroit anyway. It has filed bankruptcy and it's a horrible city since GM has gone on a downhill. He better have tremendous good luck finding those candidates that would rate a city like it, high on their list.

I hope this is not the tendency taking place. It would ultimately suck.
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There are IMG program directors and IMG Bigshots on the faculty. They will not let this happen. This won't happen.
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