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Question What are the competitive residencies?

hey, I heared that alot of residencies in USA are comptetive for an IMG ?

1st I heared about plastic and orthopedics then the list started to increase till lastly I started to wonder if there's any residency that's not impossible for an IMG

so, I wanna know all of the highly competetive residencies .. and if there is a chance for an IMG to get into any of them ?? and if there's a chance.. how could I prepare for it?
my dream is to get residency of neurosurgery but I keep hearing it's nearly impossible
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I think it is better to list the less compettive residencies
Internal Medicine, Family Medicine & Pediatrics.

But it worths to say, that some of the competitive residencies are still not impossible if you have 250+ in both Step 1 & 2 in addition to researches with publications.
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thanks alot but .... only three are the less competetive??!!!!

when you said there are others that are not impossible .. can you be more specific please ?
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thanks alot but .... only three are the less competetive??!!!!

when you said there are others that are not impossible .. can you be more specific please ?

General Surgery is very competitive...but it is less competitive relatively when compared to Dermatology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery...

Just an example
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Psychiatry also isn't too competitive.
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Default Check the IMG percentage rate list

The degree of competitiveness of specialties (For IMGs) can be deduced from the list mentioned here:
http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...specialty.html


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What about OB/Gyn? I am really interested in pursuing it but cant find much info about this residency. Anyone have any info for IMGs and match results for Ob/Gyn and what step 1 marks are needed. Thanks
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any news on pathology?
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Hey guys ,

What about neurology for IMGs ???
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I heard also radiology is competitve!
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