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Old 12-15-2010
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Idea! please, tell us old graduate success stories

Dear friends, as I am old graduate, I always try to read posts about this issue.. We all know how much it is hard to get matched as an old graduate but before I began the study for USMLE, I heard about 2 friends who are old graduate and got prematched last year at community hospital in NY.. so there is a light at the end of the tunnel..
Depressive stories about old graduate became so many at this forum.. they are true stories no doubt, but there are good stories as well .. however, matched people often don't get into forums!
Please, friends those who know success true ( not faked) stories about old graduates must tell here
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i am an old graduate and i scored 253 (step1) a few days ago. I will definitely match, and so can you. just keep at it.
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hi,im IMG doin my residency in obs and gyn in india .im intrested in taking fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility kindly help me whether i can do fellowship in usa without residency ..i have few of my publication papers ..do i need to give steps ..
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hi,im IMG doin my residency in obs and gyn in india .im intrested in taking fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility kindly help me whether i can do fellowship in usa without residency ..i have few of my publication papers ..do i need to give steps ..
Yes you can do fellowship without residency but then you cannot practice in USA.It is mandatory for you to have residency from ACGME accredited hospital in US to practice here.
You can check the list of fellowships in FREIDA ONLINE under heading of sub-speciality.
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Dear friends, as I am old graduate, I always try to read posts about this issue.. We all know how much it is hard to get matched as an old graduate but before I began the study for USMLE, I heard about 2 friends who are old graduate and got prematched last year at community hospital in NY.. so there is a light at the end of the tunnel..
Depressive stories about old graduate became so many at this forum.. they are true stories no doubt, but there are good stories as well .. however, matched people often don't get into forums!
Please, friends those who know success true ( not faked) stories about old graduates must tell here
First of all old grads should be defined...usually anyone over 2 years is an old grad in US,but someone like me is a super old grad with yog of 1999.
I know one old grad with YOG 1998 who matched in Prelim prog last year in IM....He had his spouse in the same program,so contacts do help..........for most; other than scores,your visa status and contacts are very important.
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Dear friends, as I am old graduate, I always try to read posts about this issue.. We all know how much it is hard to get matched as an old graduate but before I began the study for USMLE, I heard about 2 friends who are old graduate and got prematched last year at community hospital in NY.. so there is a light at the end of the tunnel..
Depressive stories about old graduate became so many at this forum.. they are true stories no doubt, but there are good stories as well .. however, matched people often don't get into forums!
Please, friends those who know success true ( not faked) stories about old graduates must tell here
Nice article,may be of some encouragement value to some of us:
Discrimination against IMGs & IMG strengths compared with AMGs
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Anyone can match regardless of their age,yog,visa,etc etc...if you want to sit the exams stop worrying what will happen in the end...
Iv read many stories in the forum about grads from 1996 matched last yr...old grads have lot of positives in their cv and no need to worry if you have a back up plan....
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Dear friends, as I am old graduate, I always try to read posts about this issue.. We all know how much it is hard to get matched as an old graduate but before I began the study for USMLE, I heard about 2 friends who are old graduate and got prematched last year at community hospital in NY.. so there is a light at the end of the tunnel..
Depressive stories about old graduate became so many at this forum.. they are true stories no doubt, but there are good stories as well .. however, matched people often don't get into forums!
Please, friends those who know success true ( not faked) stories about old graduates must tell here
I know one person(in this forum) and 1999 graduate getting prematched this year, but he had no Visa issues and very good USCE over a year.Keep your hopes alive guys,keep fighting against the odds
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Hello... I hope you are still reading and following this post.
I am a 32 years old IMG. I graduated from medical school back in 2007 . I am a USA resident who just finished a master in molecular biology and micro in USA.
I don't have clinical experience in USA but I have plenty of experience in research and have published 3 papers and won some prices for my research. I was thinking in getting my pHD however, I also keep my dream to work as a physician in USA. So before I take the pHD path I would like to try again the steps. Wait, I also took step 1 in 2008 but I miserable failed. So here I am trying again for step1 investing all my time
I started to study on January 2013, I am half way off reviewing all the basic books for physio, biochem, anatomy, patho. I have left micro and pharmacology.
Sometimes, I get frustrated, today is one of those days!!! that I feel what I am doing. I read all the blogs where some old IMGs dont get any MATCH and others that said they got a MATCH. Do I really have a chance? How are you doing? How did the tests went? Any advice, any words of support?
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First of all old grads should be defined...usually anyone over 2 years is an old grad in US,but someone like me is a super old grad with yog of 1999.
I know one old grad with YOG 1998 who matched in Prelim prog last year in IM....He had his spouse in the same program,so contacts do help..........for most; other than scores,your visa status and contacts are very important.
How can you get 'contacts' .. I dont know any doctors here in the USA .. Please advice me
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Hello... I hope you are still reading and following this post.
I am a 32 years old IMG. I graduated from medical school back in 2007 . I am a USA resident who just finished a master in molecular biology and micro in USA.
I don't have clinical experience in USA but I have plenty of experience in research and have published 3 papers and won some prices for my research. I was thinking in getting my pHD however, I also keep my dream to work as a physician in USA. So before I take the pHD path I would like to try again the steps. Wait, I also took step 1 in 2008 but I miserable failed. So here I am trying again for step1 investing all my time
I started to study on January 2013, I am half way off reviewing all the basic books for physio, biochem, anatomy, patho. I have left micro and pharmacology.
Sometimes, I get frustrated, today is one of those days!!! that I feel what I am doing. I read all the blogs where some old IMGs dont get any MATCH and others that said they got a MATCH. Do I really have a chance? How are you doing? How did the tests went? Any advice, any words of support?
Hi there!

With your background and accomplishments here in the US, I do believe that these things will work to your advantage when you finally apply for residency. Just review and pursue, study and pursue even more. Put it this way, with what you've done, you have more advantage than a lot of other IMGs. If this is really your dream and passion, go ahead with the MLEs. Yes, we do get bad days. I have mine. We just have to pick-up, get-up and move forward. My background... I am 35, YOG 2003, did a little practice back home, moved here '09, currently working with DD population, US resident, doing volunteer work at a local hospital, and currently reviewing for the USMLE. Target is to finish all steps to get into the matching next year.

Never lose hope. If you want it, you can achieve it.
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Hi there!

With your background and accomplishments here in the US, I do believe that these things will work to your advantage when you finally apply for residency. Just review and pursue, study and pursue even more. Put it this way, with what you've done, you have more advantage than a lot of other IMGs. If this is really your dream and passion, go ahead with the MLEs. Yes, we do get bad days. I have mine. We just have to pick-up, get-up and move forward. My background... I am 35, YOG 2003, did a little practice back home, moved here '09, currently working with DD population, US resident, doing volunteer work at a local hospital, and currently reviewing for the USMLE. Target is to finish all steps to get into the matching next year.

Never lose hope. If you want it, you can achieve it.
what kind of volunteer work you do at the hospital? thanks
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