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is it positive point in my CV to have a publication in PubMed indexed non USA medical journal?? or they will not even look to it and i should reserve my time for preparation?? answer is highly needed and appreciated guys
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is it positive point in my CV to have a publication in PubMed indexed non USA medical journal?? or they will not even look to it and i should reserve my time for preparation?? answer is highly needed and appreciated guys
You are right , they will not look at it, but they will ask EVERY little detail about your publication, so you better know EVERYTHING about it.
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is it positive point in my CV to have a publication in PubMed indexed non USA medical journal?? or they will not even look to it and i should reserve my time for preparation?? answer is highly needed and appreciated guys
Absolutely, it is an asset to your application to have a publication (non-US medical journal or not).

Whether the individual interviewer looks at it or not depends entirely on the program you are applying to. Most interviewers don't have the time (or the interest) to read entire applicant publications. MAYBE the abstract will be read. The fact that you have a publication will have been one of the criteria based on you being selected for an interview.
In any case, they may ask you about the study and your involvement. The questions stem mostly around the implications of your research.
Of course, if an interviewer gets some sort of inkling that you are a bluffer, they may ask more.

For what it's worth, I haven't been asked one single question about any of my publications.
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Absolutely, it is an asset to your application to have a publication (non-US medical journal or not).

Whether the individual interviewer looks at it or not depends entirely on the program you are applying to. Most interviewers don't have the time (or the interest) to read entire applicant publications. MAYBE the abstract will be read. The fact that you have a publication will have been one of the criteria based on you being selected for an interview.
In any case, they may ask you about the study and your involvement. The questions stem mostly around the implications of your research.
Of course, if an interviewer gets some sort of inkling that you are a bluffer, they may ask more.

For what it's worth, I haven't been asked one single question about any of my publications.
so do u mean it is worth wasting time while preparing for my steps?
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so do u mean it is worth wasting time while preparing for my steps?
Sure. It's not wasting time - it's strengthening your application (just like obtaining good USMLE scores.
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refer here, please
published research in home country vs in US
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Let's say u wanna be a cardiologist , try to get published in the same field to help u to match in IM & also cardiology as a fellowship .
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You are right , they will not look at it, but they will ask EVERY little detail about your publication, so you better know EVERYTHING about it.
Was this your experience at interview?
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Was this your experience at interview?
@USMLEUK. Yes Sir.
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