My iv experience...thank god i matched! - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 70
Threads: 1
Thanked 129 Times in 37 Posts
Reputation: 139
Default My iv experience...thank god i matched!

MY IV EXPERIENCE:

I'm a not so active member of this forum. I'm on and off of the scene. I think because I'm so busy with my current work as an ER doctor in another foreign country. I think I never posted my exam experience in detail in this forum. I think because I felt down after getting a low step 1 score...198 I thought that was the end of it. But i persevered and God helped me not to lose hope. I regained my composure after getting a high score in step CK...240 The confidence grew further when I cleared my CS on first attempt.

After clearing the first 3 exams, I spent a lot of time contemplating on how I can improve my credentials and boost my competitiveness. Many times I want to give up after reading the stellar scores of many members in this website. I thought these are the people I will be competing with for slots in the residency. I thought i'm not at par with them. I'm an old grad although I'm only 35 by age and my step 1 score is a bit pathetic. So sometimes I don't want to log in to this forum because I felt discouraged when I see people getting high scores in the steps. But I know this forum can help me too to better prepare myself for the match and for ways to improve my credentials.

A lot of negative things have been said against taking step 3. But for my case it helped a lot. The progs who interviewed me valued my step 3 because these progs want their residents to stay in the US after residency. This is easily done when you have H1B visa coz by clearing step 3 then you are eligible to apply for this visa. For J1 visa holders, you would have to get a waiver otherwise youwill need to go back to your home country after residency. Community-based progs want residents who can stay in the US after residency so clearing step 3 is a plus point for these progs. So I decided to take step 3 on January 2013. The result came back in February. I was praying hard and I really prepared well for it so that I can get a decent score. Thank got I got a 225. FYI, the mean score of US grads for step 3 at the time I sat for the exam was 218. So my score was above the mean score.

During the IV season, I felt scared because I've been reading people getting a lot of IVs in this forum. I felt down. I felt I want to quit. But God is really good. He told me through my prayers that I should not lose hope. I have gone this far and this is not the right time for me to quit. So I waited patiently. Finally, I received my first IV from mt sinai in chicago peds on first wk of October. I was so happy that time. Then came a couple more weeks of anxiously waiting and praying for more IVs. I felt down again because I see people here getting at least 5-6 IVs, some about 10 IVs. Then I checked NRMP to see what is the average number of progs one need to rank to be able to match. If I remember it right, at least about 6 IVs to get matched. At that time I only have 1 IV. I felt depressed. I called on God for help. He answered me when I received my second IV, i think around first wk november...from JFK in NJ....almost 1 month after receiving my first IV. I jumped out of happiness. Then a lot more days passed with my inbox getting filled with rejections. I thought I think this is it...just 2 IVs. Then I turned to God again. To my surprise, I received my 3rd and last IV...bronx-leb in new york...a pre-match prog around end of nov or early dec...i don't remember the dates anymore...but all my IV invites I posted here so you guys can check. I was tremendously happy. I thanked God for giving me 3 IVs. I promised to do well in these 3 IVs I received. I felt blessed that at least I got 3 IVs although nothing to be compared to other people here who got about 8-10 IVs because some guys in this forum was yet to receive an IV.

I was excited to get an IV from a prematch prog because I know I will accept the offer if I get prematched. I received an email from bronx-leb in feb saying that I don't prematched to their prog. I was very down at that time, but I know God has a better plan for me. And i was not wrong, God wanted me to match to a better prog. Mt sinai and jfk are better progs I felt that bronx-leb. You can see and compare their websites and you will surely agree with me.

To summarize my credentials:
YOG: 2004
STEP 1: 198
STEP CK: 240
STEP CS: PASSED
STEP 3: 225
ALL FIRST ATTEMPT.
I NEED A VISA.
2 US LORs. 1 FM and 1 IM. Both rotations I did in the same month of June. I did them MWF and TThS. You just need to arrange with your preceptors and the company from where you're getting the services. It's a paid externship, around 2K USD if I'm not wrong. Plus I rented a room in. Brooklyn for 1 month...around 1K USD. A lot of money indeed. But I know I needed this to boost my competitiveness. And I think it helped a lot for me to get IV and finally get matched.
Residency outside US (EM).
2 local publications.

So I only had 3 IVs as follows:
1 FM IV - JFK in NJ
2 Peds IV - Bronx-leb and Mt sinai chicago.

I applied close to 300 programs...no kidding...NL, em, fm, im, child neuro, peds...it cost me 5k USD i think. Good thing i'm earning a lot from my current work so I was able to finance my applications. I came from a poor family, i cant afford this if i applied to the US after i graduate from med school. This is one reason for the delay. I got no money at that time.

Bronx-leb is prematched. I wasn't offered prematch. so technically I was only left with 2 IVs, JFK in NJ (FM) and mt sinai in chicago (peds) to rank for the match.

my top choice was JFK (FM). I did a second-look here immediately the day after my IV. I wasn't able to do second look with the other 2 progs. The 2nd IV (bronx-leb) was the following day after my first IV (mt sinai). my 3rd and last IV (jfk) was 1 wk later. looking back, I had more time to prepare for my 3rd IV and I was able to avoid my mistakes in my first 2 IVs. I arrived to my IVs 30 min to 1 hr nefore the start of the IV. I read 3 books about IVs...the red book by the indian author...the first aid...and the small, thin white book...I read them all...from the time I started preparing my documents such as PS....they really helped a lot...i suggest the future applicants should read them...the do's and don'ts are really very helpful and very true. They will guide you on how to write an effective PS and the nitty gritty of IVs...the do's and don't before, during, and after the IV. Guys never apply for residency without reading these books or other similar books. You have to prepare yourself well and make the bring out the best in your credentials...in other words know your enemy well, don't go to war without knowing your enemy very well!!!

the mt sinai IV wasn't that great because I was not interviewed by the prog director. there were 2 attendings who interviewed me. I thought i wasn't a top choice for them. but i don't think i messed up with my IV here. just normal i think. Questions they asked me which I still remember:
1. Why peds?
2. Do you have relatives in the US?
3. What do you like about Chicago?

I had a friendly interview with one attending in this prog because he has several friends who are from my home country...and we talked about the local dishes from my home country that he liked most.

The bronx-leb IV, I think I messed up. I had panel IV here...scary! this was a peds prog but i have no peds LOR. They asked me if i only applied to peds, I paused for a while, and I had palpitations. Finally, I said yes. then they asked me how come I only haveFM and IM LORs...I got rattled...I didn't prepare for this question..And I don't think they found my answer sincere enough...haha...I told them that I paid for my externship...they were not happy when they found this out...so don't tell them...pls!!! even if you think they already know about this...just don't ever volunteer that you had a paid externship...it's like telling them that your LOR is not genuine...i.e., that you paid for your LOR...so don't...just a word of advice...

Bronx-leb asked me a clinical scenario...i was the first yr resident and i was on duty with a second yr resident. Your second yr resident wants to manage the patient in a way that you know is wrong...what would you do?...I said I will bring this up to our seniors...our attendings! They asked me too why I got a low score in step 1. They said they need know how to defend me during the deliberation of they are to choose me for a residency position. I think I answered wrongly coz I said I'm a clinical person and i'm not very fond of basic medical sciences. Never say this. Try to give a more positive answer...not something that will show your knowledge is lacking. May be something like you were sick or or some family/personal problems like somebody went for major operation or passed away so your preparation was distracted. Something which u can improve on and will not make you a less likeable resident. According to books, you should bring up during your IV your red flags even if the interviewers didn't ask you...like attempts on exams or poor scores...so they know how to defend you during deliberation when the time comes for them to rank the interviewees. But say a good, acceptable, and believable reason...but should not be something to do with your knowledge and skills.

for my JFK IV, i think i did well here...they asked me if i will go back to my home country after my residency...i said with a strong conviction that I WON'T GO BACK TO MY HOME COUNTRY...that I WANT TO MIGRATE TO THE US...then they asked me if I got relatives in the US...I said yes...because I think they want to know if there is any reason to keep us in the US...US progs want us to stay in the US...because US will invest a lot of money on our education during residency....and they want us to give back and serve the underserved areas of the US!...I wrote them thank you letter...to each of my interviewers including all the residents I met and talked with...so i actually wrote close to 10 thank you letters for this prog...then I wrote to them that I put them at the top of my rank list...

I did two heroic deeds in this prog. There was snow storm in nj on the day of IV, they called me if I could come earlier for the IV. i said yes because that time I was already nearing the hospital since I want to come 1 hr before the IV. This is one good reason why you should coke early for the IV. One book says at least 1 hr. Another book says about 30 min. If you can donit about 1 hr, then very good. So when they call you if you can come earlier because of bad weather then you can say yes!

The other heroic deed is coming for the. IV despite the storm. Office was actually half day only on that day because of the bad weather. So there were only 2 of us who attended the IV.

I hope my experience can help the prospective applicants for the 2015 match. Good luck to you guys and God bless! Never forget to pray!

Last edited by HOTdoc; 03-17-2014 at 01:53 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
alice (03-26-2014), AMOONA (03-26-2014), Babangida (03-18-2014), betiomom (03-17-2014), betuerces (03-17-2014), Bzah (03-17-2014), CheshireCat (03-19-2014), col_slade (03-17-2014), d_wiqed (03-17-2014), desiree (03-22-2014), Dr.Pattoot (03-17-2014), Dr.Tiger (03-22-2014), dr.Zh (03-17-2014), drjds (09-15-2016), ehtisham (03-18-2014), faith16 (03-26-2014), gulf (03-17-2014), heartbeat (07-18-2014), iamastudentuknow (07-03-2014), iDR999 (03-17-2014), inspired (03-18-2014), jwalicia (03-17-2014), KovachMarina (03-17-2014), Krazy (03-22-2014), MedicalExaminer (03-18-2014), Medicine23 (03-18-2014), mess_md (03-21-2014), Mommysgirl (03-17-2014), movegirl2011 (05-29-2015), mulchandani161 (03-17-2014), neelima208 (10-04-2014), nikkitorres12 (09-08-2014), nitish1988 (03-17-2014), npktun (03-22-2014), pedsmd (11-10-2014), Peplum (03-18-2014), pranavmerchant (03-17-2014), r0ck_s0lid (03-18-2014), rani001 (03-18-2014), Reactant (03-17-2014), roopa.loveurlife (03-26-2014), sami trailer (03-18-2014), seemaCMC (03-23-2014), SiMiTi (03-18-2014), sleeker (03-31-2014), sravya (03-17-2014), sreyasi bhattach (03-18-2014), StepIn (03-17-2014), steps_8186 (03-19-2014), Sylvia Mahmood (03-26-2014), truepassion20 (03-17-2014), umair89 (03-17-2014), usbound (07-18-2014), usmle2014 (03-21-2014), yosky87 (03-26-2014)


  #2  
Old 03-17-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 85
Threads: 9
Thanked 74 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 84
Default

I dont regularly post to this forum but I will add to this thread as a way of motivating anyone out there hoping to fulfilll their dream of a US residency but feel they dont have that 'perfect' application stats.

A lot of people frequently loose motivation after they come to this website to find that most of the scores here are in the 240s, 250s and 260s and they loose hope because they have average scores or even scores lower than average. The truth is that they are a lot of people who have similar scores like you do but they are less likely to post them here. Another truth is you dont necessarily need to have those stellar scores to match. If you have them its great but if for any reason whatsoever your score is less than what you read online, still dont give up. Not having 230s or 250s or whatever dosent mean you will not be a great doc if you work hard.

First of all, I matched today so thank GOD.

Secondly my stats are 207/CS first pass first attempt/219/ Just 1 month of USCE at the time of eras application (eventually did 4 months)/ 2 US LOR (just from normal everyday docs I worked with not like it was a Sanjay Gupta or anyone like that)/ then 2 LOR from home country/ I need visa/ I havent taken step 3 / Graduated 2006

So as you can see there is nothing special about my stats but there are 2 reasons why I believe I matched - GOD and honesty.

1) If you belive in GOD, please pray (It works). If you dont then go to number 2

2)Honesty - Even if you dont have a perfect stats, write a honest personal statement . In my opinion dont use any editing company - write from your heart - a personal statement is supposed to be personal). If you are lucky to get IVs also be honest - no lies. Smile and tell them how much you want to train with them. They are not monsters they will listen as long as you dont have an attitude.

In case you're wondering, I got 3 Ivs with those stats but really ALL you need is ONE good IV to match.

Congrats to everyone else who matched today. And to those that didnt, dont loose faith - KEEP FIGHTING.

Good luck everyone
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
alice (03-26-2014), betuerces (03-17-2014), Dr.Pattoot (03-17-2014), dr.Zh (03-17-2014), drsrb (03-18-2014), Emy86 (07-24-2014), heartbeat (07-18-2014), HOTdoc (03-17-2014), InfiniteLoop (03-22-2014), inspired (03-18-2014), jwalicia (03-18-2014), Krazy (03-22-2014), Medicine23 (03-18-2014), mess_md (03-21-2014), movegirl2011 (05-29-2015), mulchandani161 (03-17-2014), Peplum (03-18-2014), RJ89 (03-18-2014), sami trailer (03-18-2014), sravya (03-17-2014), truepassion20 (03-17-2014), umair89 (03-17-2014), usbound (07-18-2014), Weibel Palade (03-17-2014)
  #3  
Old 03-17-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 133
Threads: 2
Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
Reputation: 59
Default congrats people!

@ozoneozone234, congrats! what specialty(ies) did you get IVs from?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-17-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 85
Threads: 9
Thanked 74 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neuralcrest View Post
@ozoneozone234, congrats! what specialty(ies) did you get IVs from?
@neuralcrest, I got all my IVs in IM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-17-2014
Dr.Pattoot's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 23
Threads: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 20
Thumbs Up

you guys are so encouraging. thanks for sharing your experiences which Keep the faith and hope up
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-17-2014), OzoneZone234 (03-19-2014)
  #6  
Old 03-18-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 24
Threads: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default

congrats to HOTdoc and OzoneZone234! and thank you for the encouraging experience!

I believe what you have posted will lighten up a lot of ppl hope!

Good luck on your residency!

HOTdoc, will you give a link to the books you used for IVs? did you buy them?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-20-2014), OzoneZone234 (03-19-2014)
  #7  
Old 03-18-2014
MedicalExaminer's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 824
Threads: 66
Thanked 463 Times in 298 Posts
Reputation: 473
Default

inspiring and motivational
thank u so much !!!
__________________
Everything is possible for him who believes (MARK 9:23)
245/247/passed on 1st attempt/223/2mos Obsie /3 US LORS/visa not needed/2008 grad
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-20-2014), OzoneZone234 (03-19-2014)
  #8  
Old 03-18-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 135
Threads: 17
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Reputation: 34
Default Congratulations !!!

Hey,, many many congratulations !! Njoy this moment to the fullest !

Also, I wished to know if you got the H1B or J1 visa ?? How difficult can it be to get a H1 ?!!
Sorry if you had mentioned this earlier in the post but I couldn't make it out !!!

Also can you please elaborate the names of the books bit more , The Red Book , the little white one??
Thanks !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-20-2014)
  #9  
Old 03-18-2014
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 357
Threads: 13
Thanked 171 Times in 113 Posts
Reputation: 181
Default

Bless you both and congratulations.

Hope to be making a similar thread, next year

congrats once again
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-20-2014), OzoneZone234 (03-19-2014)
  #10  
Old 03-19-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 85
Threads: 9
Thanked 74 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neutrino View Post
Hey,, many many congratulations !! Njoy this moment to the fullest !

Also, I wished to know if you got the H1B or J1 visa ?? How difficult can it be to get a H1 ?!!
Sorry if you had mentioned this earlier in the post but I couldn't make it out !!!

Also can you please elaborate the names of the books bit more , The Red Book , the little white one??
Thanks !!!
As I mentioned in my post I havent taken step 3 so I am going for J1 visa
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Neutrino (03-19-2014)
  #11  
Old 03-20-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 70
Threads: 1
Thanked 129 Times in 37 Posts
Reputation: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwalicia View Post
congrats to HOTdoc and OzoneZone234! and thank you for the encouraging experience!

I believe what you have posted will lighten up a lot of ppl hope!

Good luck on your residency!

HOTdoc, will you give a link to the books you used for IVs? did you buy them?
thank you jwalicia for your kind words. pls find the attached pics regarding the book. i bought them from amazon.com
Attached Thumbnails
My iv experience...thank god i matched!-red-book.jpg   My iv experience...thank god i matched!-white-book.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
dr.Zh (03-20-2014), neelmed (03-22-2014), Neutrino (03-20-2014), sleeker (04-01-2014)
  #12  
Old 03-20-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 70
Threads: 1
Thanked 129 Times in 37 Posts
Reputation: 139
Default h1b and the iv books

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neutrino View Post
Hey,, many many congratulations !! Njoy this moment to the fullest !

Also, I wished to know if you got the H1B or J1 visa ?? How difficult can it be to get a H1 ?!!
Sorry if you had mentioned this earlier in the post but I couldn't make it out !!!

Also can you please elaborate the names of the books bit more , The Red Book , the little white one??
Thanks !!!
thank you so much neutrino for your kind words! i am yet to know on 21 march 1 pm est to which prog i am matched. from there i will have correspondence with the prog regarding visa application. because i already cleared my step 3, so i'm eligible for h1b visa. i believe it's just a bit more paper works, a bit longer, and a bit more expensive compared to J1 but definitely doable and better than j1. for J1, ecfmg will do the necessary processing, whereas for h1b you must hire a lawyer in the US to do this for you.

i posted here the pictures of the red book and the white book
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Neutrino (03-20-2014)
  #13  
Old 03-20-2014
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 135
Threads: 17
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Reputation: 34
Default

Thanks a lot for the info and the books , it would definitely help us for our match...!
We would be glad if you keep us posted about your todays results and your subsequent journey ,, if possible ....!!
Good Luck !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-20-2014)
  #14  
Old 03-21-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Congratulations HOTdoc and Ozonezone234! Thank you for sharing your experience. This is very encouraging!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 03-22-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 70
Threads: 1
Thanked 129 Times in 37 Posts
Reputation: 139
Default

MATCHED TO JFK!!! so happy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bendect (03-22-2014), drjds (09-15-2016)



  #16  
Old 03-23-2014
betiomom's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 129
Threads: 1
Thanked 105 Times in 50 Posts
Reputation: 115
Default

Congrats you guys, I matched too, FM program I wont share my whole experience cause I have posted some before in the family medicine match 2014, and match count down 2014, but since I matched at my number 4 I wanted to share things I think I did wrong in the interviews, and hope to help out.

Things I did wrong in my first 3 programs: The medical questions, I was honestly never prepared with a strong medical case, I had some in mind but I made mistakes when talking about it, did not remember the correct medical terms or dosages, I used in patients, very sloppy case presentations, they also asked me direct medical questions to this I answered very generic, I rather say I don't know instead of going for a guess, and I could tell they did not liked that, so study at least the commom, isquemic heart disease, COPD, DM, pulmonary edema, chest pain differentials.(FM and IM)

I was over rehearse in one Iv and underrehearse in the other, and that made me very insecure, I am sure I came off very fake at one interview where I wanted to be enthusiastic and passionate, but I hated every resident I meet there lol very rude and uptight people, I answer questions without really thinking on the answers, and I am sure I came off very unprepared, I made stupid questions like what is a continuity clinic??LOL I mean I am international, I think that just showed off my lack of understanding of the system, or I was so nervous that I asked about something that was already explained to me.

I talked a lot and caught myself cutting off the interviewer a couple times, they hate that...I did not received the compliments all that great, they told me I had a good grade at step 2 (232) and I put a face, wondering if he was looking at a different application, cause to me 250 is a good grade and mine below average, but at least 3 programs talked about my good grades

To finish from the programs that did not ranked me

first program:I never heard from it again, nobody never answer thank you email.

second program:Pd gave me cell phone number answer all my text, invited me to a second look dinner party.

third program:Constant email communication with PD answered all my emails withing minutes, send me a hand written thank you letter and a Christmas card....

In the program that ranked me everything went smoothly, no medical questions, interview more like a conversation I guess it was just the place meant for me because I was very relaxed, they are extremely nice people, and I was friendly positive enthusiastic, but more moderate I would say, I wasn't jumping off my chair to tell them how much I love them or how much I knew about the program, I think the key was just be relaxed. I kept email communication with 2 of the faculty and one told me that she would love me to be trained with them and she hopes that I rank them high so, a letter like that means a little more than generic thank you letters you might receive.

Well I hope this helps out people in this journey I wish you the best, any specific question PM me and I will be happy to help.

God Bless and good luck!!
__________________
Let's keep praying
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
HOTdoc (03-24-2014), jwalicia (03-24-2014), Neutrino (03-23-2014)
  #17  
Old 03-26-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 24
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Hey congrats on matching............i just want to ask dat u did ur externship via the companies i mean the paid ones...please if u cud tell via which company u did,,,,,it will be really grateful and was the externship helpful and what is the minimum duration required
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18  
Old 07-18-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Hey hotdoc !!!! That was SUCH an inspiring post !!! I got a 198 too . I'm an IMG with a green card . I got my result this Wednesday ( 2 days ago) and was quite depressed . Reading your story really inspired me . I'm going to start my step 2 ck prep now . Is there anyway I could keep in touch with you, considering I've gotten the same poor score and will probably have the same journey as you did ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19  
Old 07-18-2014
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 387
Threads: 82
Thanked 612 Times in 234 Posts
Reputation: 622
Default

HOTdoc
really you are motivating me. I always felt down cuz I am an old graduate (2009) and I don't have USCE, but after I read your thread I will work very hard hoping for getting even 1 IV.
I am looking for Externship or Observership for long time but I failed to find any spot, now I am searching for paid USCE. So which company do recommend form me.

Thanks
__________________
IMG/ 227(1)/ 243(1)/ pass(1)/ Step 3 in Dec/ YOG 2009/ No USCE/ visa needed/ IM 2015

Last edited by heartbeat; 07-18-2014 at 12:55 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thank you God nativedoc2 USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 0 07-25-2012 09:54 PM
Oh God Migraines!!!!! nadee USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 02-28-2012 03:05 PM
Passed.. Thank god !! usmle step USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 3 06-16-2011 08:47 AM
God help you Pakistan good_boy_1234 General Topics Forum 1 09-01-2010 02:29 AM
Pre Matched Vs Matched . . silakan_isi IMG Residency Match Forum 1 06-01-2010 11:10 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)