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Does being a Facharzt in Germany have any advantage for matching in USA ?
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My guess: Helps in case you have worked at a "prestigious" institution or have unique research experience or have had the opportunity to make contacts (if your institution is affiliated with US institutions)
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Does being a Facharzt in Germany have any advantage for matching in USA ?
The short answer is: no, not really. Most programs prefer 'fresh' gradautes that they can train from the ground up (hence the increased difficulty faced by 'old' IMGs who are 5 years+ post-graduation).

However, if you are able to match into a program then undoubtably, your experience of practising as a clinician will put you at an advantage. This is because whilst most of your peers will be coming to terms with the difficult transition from student to doctor, you will already have made this transition, and can therefore focus on aceing your job!
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